Performance from Text Off the Page, 2010. Photo by Sara Condo

The Bachelor of Fine Arts with an Emphasis in Writing (BFAW) encourages you to advance your creative thinking with a wide-ranging exploration of writing in multiple genres while maintaining a firm grounding in literary study. Fully integrated into SAIC's studio departments, you explore the relationship between language and visual art by connecting writing to painting, performance, film, sound, and gallery exhibitions.

The BFAW sequence is designed to deepen each student's individual aesthetic concerns, combining in-depth reading with intensive creative output and feedback. Credits are dispersed across a variety of classes: a first-year Contemporary Practices course, a two-semester literature survey, multigenre workshop and advanced workshops, generative seminars, and elective credits in both studio and Liberal Arts. The capstone experience in the BFAW curriculum is the UG Thesis for BFAW Seminar. 

Interested in learning more?

Visit the Department of Writing website for information on the curriculum, faculty, and resources offered through the department.

Interested in learning more about how you can apply?

Visit the undergraduate admissions website or contact the undergraduate admissions office at 800.232.7242 or ugadmiss@saic.edu.