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About Writing

Do you dream of being introduced as an author? Would you love to explore writing techniques for poetry, non-fiction, creative writing or newscasts?

The Writing concentration prepares students to demonstrate good research, writing, editing, and storytelling skills as a basis for exploring work in other media.

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CLASSES YOU CAN TAKE: Writing for Social Media, Story Structure: Documentary/Fiction Film, Writing for Publication, Creative Non-Fiction, Environmental Writing, Intro. to Creative Writing, Promotions Writing, The Narrative Art, Writing for Public Relations, Senior Project: Writing

 

Your courses will prepare you for careers in non-fiction, such as newspaper, online or broadcast reporting or fiction writing, such as in book publishing, editing, scriptwriting or manuscript development. With strong writing and storytelling skills, you can also pursue more genre-specific studies in broadcast journalism, prose, fiction, multimedia and interactive narratives, or filmmaking.

Ramapo graduates include an assistant editor at John Wiley and Sons, a 2014 finalist for the New York Screenplay Contest, a marketing analyst, assistant video editor at NFL Films and content/copy writer and pursuing graduate work.

Sample Job Titles

Job Title
Editors
Writers and Authors
Technical Writers
Reporters and Correspondents
Library Assistants, Clerical
Museum Technicians and Conservators
Archivists
Curators
Librarians

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services (cahill@ramapo.edu) or visit www.ramapo.edu/careercenter/.

Alum

Courtney Brach '12

Communications, Writing

As a Ramapo Communication Arts major with a concentration in Writing, you’ll have plenty of options for internship and co-ops in the area. Ramapo students have gained experience working with Al Roker Entertainment, Inc., Pearson Higher Education, New Jersey 101.5, The New York Public Library, IZOD Center & Giants Stadium, Marie Claire Magazine, The New York Red Bulls, and The Bleacher Report. You can also get involved on campus and craft your writing style by joining the College’s student-run newspaper Ramapo News.

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