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Two majors - Creative Writing & Literary Studies - to study. Create everything from poetry to podcasts by working together in a lively and supportive community.

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Here Now and There Later

A major in Creative Writing or Literary Studies at Beloit will prepare you for all kinds of directions after graduation. Learn to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, and collaborate productively, and you will always be better for it in your chosen path.

An English curriculum for you

We offer an innovative, flexible and integrated curriculum that combines literary study and creative writing with strong ties to our media studies and journalism programs. You can take English courses in topics like Victorian Garbage, Graphic Novel and Comics, Medieval Love, Horror in Film and Fiction, Video Essay, and Music Journalism.

Many opportunities

When you study Creative Writing and Literary Studies at Beloit, something is always happening. Creative writing contests. Visiting writers. Student readings. Zine-making workshops. Literary balls in your favorite character costume. Going to a national conference to represent the Beloit Fiction Journal, which you helped edit.

Be active

Hands-on campus opportunities like editing the student newspaper and putting together a museum exhibit will help you prepare for you. So do experiences like an internship at a national newspaper like USA Today or a literary press like Milkweed Press. Then comes the Fulbright in Korea, the MFA in Iowa, or even making The New York Times bestseller list with your fantasy book series.

These are our stories. Come to Beloit and start a new one all your own.

Beloit students drive efforts for inclusivity
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Beloit students drive efforts for inclusivity

University Business interviewed Michael Dango, who teaches courses in English and media studies at Beloit College, in addition to contributing to both the Justice & Rights and Worldbuilding channels. Dango discusses how today’s socially conscious college students can push for inclusivity, which ultimately attracts and retains more future students.
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Sustainable Food Panel

This panel emphasizes sustainability on a community level, with a focus on farming and food in the Beloit area.

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Ben Katz led the Beloit Fiction Journal’s editorial team last year.

Putting pen to paper

As he transitions from college to career, Ben Katz’21 hopes to combine his interests in public service with writing in the nonprofit sector — and pen stories for literary journals on the side.

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