Creative Writing

The University of Redlands offers one of the first undergraduate majors in creative writing and is nationally recognized for the quality of its graduates. The program of study is unusually intensive, resembling a Master of Fine Arts curriculum rather than a typical undergraduate program because of the structure and demanding nature of the major, the high profile of our faculty and the classroom practices we employ.

We have spent the last several years evaluating and strengthening our program to incorporate a reorganized Visiting Writers Series that brings nationally-recognized artists to campus and to organize a structure for our revitalized literary journal, the Redlands Review. We have adjusted our curriculum to make these activities an integral part of our curriculum, and strengthened our graduation requirements to give students more grounding in literature as well as workshop practice.

We meet or exceed all the standards detailed by the Associated Writing programs guidelines for undergraduate creative writing programs and our graduates have distinguished themselves in several fields after leaving Redlands.