At the heart of everything is a great story. An advanced degree in creative writing at Western Colorado University provides you the opportunity to hone your craft, elevate your art and inspire the world. Join our welcoming and inclusive community and become the writer you are meant to be.
Pursue your dream of becoming a published author.
If you’re looking to get serious about your writing and you’re eager to join a thriving and diverse community of writers, then you’ll find your niche in Western’s Graduate Program in Creative Writing. Our five innovative areas of study—Genre Fiction, Screenwriting, Poetry, Nature Writing, and Publishing—offer cutting-edge courses, and our dedicated faculty of award-winning writers will ensure that you achieve your full potential as a writer.
Our low-residency model makes a graduate education accessible. During the academic year, students work closely with faculty and fellow students through online courses. Each July, all students attend a two-week residency on Western’s beautiful campus. These residencies are packed full of rigorous instruction, inspirational workshops and lively social events.
Dr. Abel Chavez delivers a speech during the Graduate Program in Creative Writing graduation reception.
Career preparation starts your first year at Western and is the primary focus of every degree.
Visit Career Services in Library 120 or online to discover your interests, define your goals, and land the career of your dreams.
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