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Creative Writing


A Brevard student studies on the porch of Jones Hall.In Brevard College’s English program, you’ll hone your journalism skills by reporting for our student-run newspaper The Clarion, or publish your poetry in The Pisgah Review or Chiaroscuro. Get hands-on teaching experience in one of Brevard’s local high schools. Whatever your style, our accomplished faculty will nurture your abilities and help you design a personal educational experience. Visit Brevard and discover your options!

Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

English majors receive a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English with a required emphasis in one of the following areas:

  • Creative Writing
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Journalism & Professional Communication
  • Literary Studies

Students often choose to pair their English degree with a 9-12 English Teacher Licensure. Minor in English also available.

Experiential Opportunities
  • Contribute to, edit, and publish BC’s student-run newspaper The Clarion.
  • Join Poetikes, an active student literary group that sponsors trips. This group recently attended WCU’s literacy conference and heard author Robert Morgan.
  • Go on a trip to the woods with the rest of your class and focus on nature writing, or participate in the visiting writer’s program and visit with experienced writers who will read, discuss, and work with your creative writing.
  • Experience a workshop-style fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry writing class in which students comment on and review each other’s work.
  • Publish your original works or serve as editorial assistant in the Pisgah Review, a national literary journal that is edited and published by Brevard faculty and students.
  • Do a reading of your original Flash Fiction (fiction under 1000 words) with your class at a local venue like the Brevard Brewing Company.
Career Tracks in English

An English degree from Brevard can lead to careers in a variety of fields. Here’s a small sample of the positions possible for Brevard English graduates:

  • Secondary English Teacher
  • Journalist or Writer
  • Graduate Student
  • Publisher/ Editor
  • Technical Writer
Highly Engaged Faculty

“When I was in Dr. Tiner’s Freshman English class, I noticed how he picked pertinent and meaningful writing topics for our assignments. He went out of his way to make the material relevant and accessible to us. I’ll never forget that he scheduled a meeting with each of the 16 of us to go over our writing assigments individually. I couldn’t believe how many hours he must have spent helping us perfect our own writing styles.”

- current Brevard student

English Program in the News


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