Writing Arts

Writing Arts

Writing Arts

Welcome to Rowan University's Department of Writing Arts!

As one of the few independent writing departments in the United States, Writing Arts is uniquely positioned to help you learn to communicate effectively within our dynamic culture. Indeed, we are the only department in the country with the name Writing Arts. Our name reflects the uniqueness of our offerings.

Our department boasts award-winning professors who are publishing in a myriad of genres. From online to in print, from novels to nonfiction, from the scholarly to the creative, we are active writers engaging word, text, and image in our work. The Department of Writing Arts was also awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the Conference on College Composition and Communication in 2004, the award’s inaugural year. 

Check out the 2021 Emerging Writers Scholarship!

Curriculum & Courses

Studying writing arts increases understanding of the multiple facets of written communication. Through a variety of courses and learning experiences in creative, academic, new media, and applied writing, students learn to become flexible, adaptable writers, ready to bring advanced writing, reading, and critical thinking skills to the workplace. 

Course Highlights

  • Medical Writing and Rhetoric
  • Writing for Nonprofits
  • Writing Creative Nonfiction
  • Writing Comedy
  • Writing the Young Adult Novel
  • Writing Fiction
  • Writing Poetry
  • Rhetorics of Style
  • Internship in Writing Arts

Program Guide

Experiential Learning

Our students are encouraged to do an internship outside the university, but they also have the opportunity to do a research practicum, working one-on-one with a professor.

Explore Internships

Get Involved!

On-Campus Opportunities is a great way for students to get involved with specific jobs within the industry. Students are encouraged to join these programs as soon as their first year. Some of these organizations include:

  • Rowan Writing Arts Club
  • HerCampus Rowan
  • Avant Literary Magazine
  • The Gallery Student Publication
  • The Whit (On-Campus Newspaper)

Student Groups

Contact Us

Drew Kopp
Department Chair
6 East High Street, Rm. 101
Phone:  | Email: kopp@rowan.edu

College of Communication and Creative Arts
6 East High Street
Phone: (856) 256-4340 | Email: CCCA@rowan.edu