Writing at
Sarah Lawrence College

Undergraduate Writing

Sarah Lawrence's nationally recognized writing program presents students with dozens of courses in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction taught by a distinguished faculty. The program encourages students to explore an array of distinctive perspectives and techniques that will extend their own writing ability—whatever their preferred genre.


SEMESTER @ SLC: WRITING provides college and university students the opportunity to achieve their full potential as writers during a semester in one of the nation’s legendary writing programs. Participants receive a full semester’s academic credit and choose from offerings in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The program is offered in both the fall and spring semesters.

The Writing Institute

Sarah Lawrence's Writing Institute non-credit classes are offered in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memoir writing, children's literature, screenwriting, the personal essay, and more.

Small classes employ the workshop method and provide interaction with a skilled and sensitive faculty and with other adults for whom the art of writing well is important.

Graduate: Masters of Fine Arts

SLC's nationally recognized Graduate Writing Program brings students into close mentoring relationships with active, successful writers. Students concentrate in fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry, developing a personal voice while honing their writing and critical abilities. In addition to small workshops, students benefit from one-on-one biweekly conferences with faculty.

Undergraduate Writing for Stage and Screen

The Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Program embraces the collaborative nature of theatre. At the heart of this curriculum are focused programs in acting, directing, playwriting, and design, with supplementary offerings in production and technical work.

SLC's undergraduate Filmmaking, Screenwriting, and Media Arts Program (FSMA) offers a creative incubator where students can explore narrative fiction, documentary/nonfiction, experimental film, animation, cinematography, storyboarding, directing actors, as well as producing, screenwriting, writing for television, writing and producing for the Web, writing for games, and game development.

Summer Writing Programs

Summer at Sarah Lawrence offers adult and high school writers several opportunities to hone their craft. From the noncredit Writer's Village and the Writer's Workshop for High School Students to the for-credit Introduction to Fiction Writing, there's something for everyone.