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Discover and Strengthen Your Writing Voice with Webster’s Creative Writing Program

Become a part of the storytelling tradition through Webster University’s Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing program. You’ll take Creative Writing classes in fiction, poetry, drama and creative nonfiction.

Webster’s undergraduate degree in Creative Writing teaches you to read as a writer, as well as how to understand and analyze a vast range of literary strategies such as language, voice and form. As a Creative Writing major, you’ll prepare for creative writing jobs, and a wide range of other professional careers — thanks to our focus on critical thinking and concise communication skills.


Students in class, discussing texts at a table.


Indigo Thompson

“With my Webster degree I plan on writing stories about the small in-between places and bringing them to light to give the world an understanding of the differences and connections between everyone.”

Indigo Thompson
Indigo Thompson

BA in Creative Writing, '24


Choose Webster for Your Creative Writing BA

Get Real-World Experience

As you earn your degree in Creative Writing, you can take Creative Writing practicum, which emphasizes hands-on experience in real-world work environments. To prepare you for some of the most exciting creative writing jobs, we offer course credit for internships at places such as St. Louis Magazine, River Styx Magazine, the Saint Louis Art Museum, Less Annoying CRM and Spectrum Healthcare.

Learn from Experienced Faculty

The small sizes of our Creative Writing classes mean more opportunities to work closely with our published and award-winning authors, poets and essayists. Our faculty mentor from their experience as writers and pass along their expertise to help you find your voice and publish your work.

Study in a Historic Building

Surroundings can often inspire creative writers. That’s why we offer our Creative Writing classes in the beautiful and historic Pearson House, a 90-year-old mansion on the northeast corner of campus.

Front of Pearson House, the historic building where the English and Philosophy departments reside.

Join a Thriving Literary Community

You’ll have many chances to share your work as a Creative Writing major— in The Green Fuse, our student literary magazine; The Mercury, our publication of outstanding student work from the past year; Surfacing, our annual festival where students write, direct and produce their own one-act plays; and the new Student Reading Series.

The David Clewell Visiting Writers Series

Every semester, the Clewell Series brings nationally renowned poets, novelists, essayists and playwrights to campus for readings, class meetings and one-on-one tutorials with Creative Writing Majors.


Creative Writing Program Recognized

Webster University’s BA in Creative Writing has been named one of the top creative writing programs in Missouri by . Webster’s program was praised for its exploration of fiction, poetry, drama and creative nonfiction to prepare emerging writers.

Editor's Choice Best BA and BFA Degrees

What Can You Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing?

There are few degree programs as versatile as Creative Writing. Regardless of industry or position, nearly every employer seeks professionals who can communicate effectively, think critically and solve problems creatively.

We offer many resources to help you plan and find the career of your dreams. Our dedicated alumni network can show you the range of places our graduates work, and put you in touch with English and Creative Writing Gorloks who can help you get a start in your career.

You’ll also be able to build an individualized plan for your career search in our careers course titled, What Next? The English and Creative Writing Major After Graduation.

After graduation, you’ll have a strong foundation to pursue many professional and creative writing jobs, as well as graduate programs in fields such as:

  • Law
  • Data Analysis
  • Editing
  • Copywriting
  • Publishing
  • Education Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Public Relations

Salaries for Creative Writing Graduates

Because our bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing can prepare you for so many different careers, your salary will depend on your chosen career path.

For example, the median annual wage for writers and authors is $73,000 — according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).Technical writers can expect to earn on average $86,000 — according to the BLS.

Get Started on Your Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing

Take the next step toward earning your Creative Writing degree. We are here to help you get started.


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Contact the Admissions Office to Find Out More

If you have more questions about the program, your application or other enrollment-related inquiries, contact our Admissions Office.

Call 314-246-7800 or 800-753-6765 or send an email to