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B.A. in Creative WritingSharpen Your God-Given
Gifts As a Storyteller

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Creative Writing

Tell stories that are creative, thoughtful and meaningful. God has given you the gift to write and create. Our creative writing major is designed to cultivate that gift and bring it to fruition. In this degree program, you’ll be trained to stretch your horizons by writing publishable content in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and more.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Minor


  • On Campus
  • Residential


  • Grand Rapids


Creative writing students at Cornerstone receive hands-on experience during their program.


  • Our Daily Bread Ministries
  • Baker Publishing Group
  • Revue Magazine


Our graduates go on to make waves here in West Michigan and beyond. They are employed at publishing companies, newspapers and have published works of their own. Your potential as a dedicated writer is boundless.


  • Creative writer
  • Copy editor
  • Public relations writer
  • Instructor
  • Professional blogger
  • Professional proofreader
  • Editor


Of Humanities Divison students from the class of 2019 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.


Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.


Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences.

Program Features

The creative writing program at Cornerstone is designed to inspire your intellect, deepen your character and prepare you to lead in your career with influence and wisdom.

Study Abroad Opportunities

As a Humanities Division student, you will have the opportunity to study abroad in places such as Ireland, Ecuador, France, Italy, Kosovo, Oxford, South Africa and Spain.

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Humanities Division Annual Seminar

The Humanities Division provides students from all academic divisions with an annual seminar to discuss topics such as an era of poetry or influential thinkers. This seminar experience also includes an opportunity to study abroad in Oxford, England.

Breathe Christian Writers Conference

You can also participate in the Breathe Christian Writers Conference where you will network with and learn from, editors and writing professionals.

My professors inspire me both academically and personally, being understanding, knowledgeable and equipping us with tools and skills to change our lives both now and in the future. I am a different person than I was when I came, and the growth I’ve gone through because of the community and professors is something I’m so grateful for.

Cody Nienhuis (’23)


CU professors are devoted to the success of our students. Select a faculty member to learn more about their campus involvement, research interests and teaching responsibilities.

Related Programs

The Humanities Division offers a wide range of majors that can be tailored to your interests. Check out other programs related to creative writing.

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