Course Overview

Words have the power to persuade, entertain, and inspire. Writing majors learn how and why people communicate through various types of writing. By practicing language use and creative expression, writing majors better understand their own ideas and become critically conscious of writing in a digital age, on a global stage.

Practice the craft of writing by taking classes in creative genres (poetry, fiction, drama, creative nonfiction) and submitting your work to TCU’s eleven40seven, and to the annual Creative Writing Awards.

  • Learn about creative writing, the role of writing in public policy, political rhetoric, and the publishing industry.
  • Apply your skills through the New Media Writing Studio and write with the latest digital technologies.
  • Work for publishers, museums, nonprofit organizations, and campus offices to gain experience and semester credit through our Writing Internship program.

Course Examples by Year


Intro to Composition: Writing as Inquiry
Introduction to Creative Writing


Intermediate Composition: Writing Argument
Language, Technology, and Society


Technical Writing and Document Design
Multimedia Authoring: Image and Hypertext
African-American Literature
Creative Nonfiction Workshop


Propaganda Analysis and Persuasion
Modern Fiction
Writing Internship
Senior Seminar

Double Majoring: Flexible degree plans make it possible to double major in English and writing or to add English or Writing as a second major.

Creative Writing Minor: Students must take three upper division creative writing workshops, in addition to other English and Writing courses, to complete this minor.

Where Graduates Go

Writing majors can seek careers in new media, publishing, law, journalism, technical and corporate writing, and secondary education. Majors can also enter graduate programs in rhetoric and composition, creative writing, law, business, divinity, or public administration.