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Texas' only Bachelor of Fine Arts in creative writing

Do you dream of writing the next great American novel or making it big as an award-winning screenwriter in Hollywood? SFA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in creative writing will give you the training you need to succeed in a wide range of professions. It’s ideal preparation for a career as a novelist, poet, journalist or playwright. Even if you want to work in a field like media, public relations or corporate communications, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in creative writing is a significant advantage. SFA boasts the only program of its kind in Texas – and one of just a handful in the nation!

Learn more about possible career paths.

An inspirational setting

Our beautiful East Texas setting is ideal for writers seeking a creative environment. At SFA, you’ll get the best of both worlds. You’ll live in a dynamic community of your peers and acclaimed visiting writers, and you’ll have instant access to the inspiring sights and peaceful sounds of the East Texas Piney Woods.

Undergraduate programs and requirements

Bachelor of Fine Arts in creative writing

Our Bachelor of Fine Arts in creative writing program is the only one in Texas and one of only 16 in the nation. If you’re an aspiring writer, this program will give you fundamental and advanced training in the craft and technique of writing for a variety of genres. This program includes coursework in playwriting, screenwriting and literary publishing.

View a degree plan on the advising web page.

To learn more about the requirements of this program, please see the Undergraduate Bulletin or discuss with your advisor.


Creative Writing
Dr. John McDermott 

Dugas Liberal Arts North
Room 214

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13007, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962