Choose the program that will bring you success.
Every student who completes a course with Dr. Hensley has a 100% chance of being published. Professional writing majors graduate to begin their careers as freelance writers, staff journalists, fiction authors, playwrights, public relations writers, screenwriters, editors, novelists, literary agents, and more. Students take courses in the Professional Writing, English and Media Communication departments. At the completion of your degree, you’ll have a full portfolio of published work and a practicum experience.
Professional courses are taught by industry professionals, as well as our full-time faculty. The professional writing department is housed in the Nussbaum Science Center.
Listen to Dr. Dennis Hensley, director of the Professional Writing program, discuss, "Why Professional Writing at Taylor?"
Taylor University professional writing major Luke Wildman has received the Editor's Choice Award from Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.
Professional writing majors, Ian Proano and Nichole Parks, recently coauthored the script for the live nativity scene at the 62nd annual Christ Child Festival in Fort Wayne, Ind. Scott Tsuleff, a WBCL radio announcer, narrated and recorded the script.
Taylor University grad Chandler Birch is the winner of the inaugural Simon451 Student Novel Writing Contest. Simon451 is a new imprint of publishing legend Simon & Schuster.