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Ramapo College Office of Admissions

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About Creative Writing

The Creative Writing Program in the School of Humanities and Global Studies seeks to develop promising writers. Features of the Program include:

  • Small classes/workshops
  • Co-curricular opportunities, such as the campus literary magazine, Trillium, or community reading events.
  • Readings at Ramapo Visiting Writers Series, which has hosted acclaimed writers, such as Natasha Tretheway, Robert Pinksy, and Terrance Hayes, to name a few.

Classes you can take:

Introduction to Creative Writing, Fiction Writing Workshop, Poetry Writing Workshop, English Romantic Poets, Contemporary American Literature, Modern Novel in France

See Full Program Requirements

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Technical Writers$48,130 - $125,790
Writers and Authors$39,340 - $157,380
Editors$38,100 - $116,140

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit

The Creative Writing Concentration/Minor provides students the opportunity to explore the discipline of Literature by focusing on the production of literary works with courses in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction.  By creating literature, students are asked to embody and express the formal, aesthetic and thematic concerns that we share with the scholarly aspects of literary study. Additionally, the Creative Writing minor fosters the knowledge and talents of students who have demonstrated promise as writers and allows others to find talents they did not know they had.