Pitt-Johnstown offers majors in creative writing and professional writing as well as a minor in writing. Faculty includes published authors and award-winning teachers who foster student creativity and provide solid career preparation.
Learn more about these fields of study:
- Creative Writing workshops and seminars explore the expressive craft of fiction, the creative nonfiction essay, poetry, and playwriting.
- Professional Writing focuses on such applied genres as narrative nonfiction, feature writing, digital writing, public relations, and technical writing.
The writing minor complements the major of any Pitt-Johnstown student who wants to enhance creativity or develop marketable skills.
The emphasis in creative writing at Pitt-Johnstown develops students’ imaginative writing talents and offers intensive study in a variety of traditional and contemporary genres, including:
- the short story
- memoir and the personal essay, and
Our faculty of published and award-winning professors foster creativity and provide valuable career preparation. Students work closely with one another and receive individual attention from faculty mentors.
Michael Cox, PhD, Department Co-Chair
B230-A Biddle Hall
814-269-7163 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Schwerer, PhD, Department Co-Chair
B223-A Biddle Hall
814-269-7138 | email@example.com