With concentrations in creative writing and professional writing, the writing program at Rollins allows students to gain both personal enrichment and professional skill.
Love to write? A minor in writing from Rollins College will not only nurture and strengthen your passion but also help you develop a set of sought-after skills that will prepare you for hundreds of career opportunities when you graduate. Writing minors may choose one of two concentrations: creative writing or professional writing.
In the creative writing concentration, courses emphasize the writing of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Students study the art and craft of producing good writing and examine the work of successful contemporary authors. Rollins employs the workshop method, which gives students extensive experience in producing and critiquing text.
More than ever, writers need a critical understanding of the rhetorical processes underlying communication in various media and the problem-solving skills to face continual technological and cultural change. Students in the professional writing concentration will obtain a rhetorical understanding of communication, gain practical knowledge of how new communication technologies work, and refine their writing skills through practice in a range of genres and disciplines.