What courses will you take?
UMass Lowell's B.A. in English program offers courses covering critical reading, research, writing, and creative activity.
You can choose from four concentrations, which lead to a wide range of career opportunities.
- Creative Writing Concentration — Study literary artistry in small group workshop classes that emphasize style, technique, and other aspects of craft. You’ll take courses that focus on reading widely and writing well, preparing you to pursue a writing career beyond the classroom.
Courses for Creative Writing Concentration
- Journalism and Professional Writing Concentration — Learn how to write for an audience and explore the different aspects of professional writing through courses about digital rhetoric, editing, publishing, grant writing, new media and more. Graduate with a portfolio of professional writing to pursue jobs as a journalist, technical communicator, or a writer in other professional contexts.
Courses for Journalism & Professional Writing Concentration
- Literature Concentration — Explore authors and texts through the historically under-represented perspectives of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, post-coloniality, and sexuality. Courses provide an understanding of the major critical approaches in literary study. You’ll graduate prepared for graduate work in literary and cultural studies as well as professions that require skilled reading, writing, research, and communication.
Courses for Literature Concentration
- Theatre Arts Concentration — Take courses in the history and literature of theatre as well as theatrical practice—acting, design, directing, stage management, production, and dramaturgy. You will gain the creative, analytical, and communication skills to pursue graduate study or professional work in such fields as theatre, education and the entertainment industry.
Courses for Theatre Arts Concentration | Learn more about the Theatre Arts program
Visit the Academic Catalog for:
Learn about our online B.A. in English.