The BA Minor in Creative Writing allows you to pursue Creative Writing as a complement to your Major, and to receive a formal qualification in Creative Writing on your transcript.

From the start, you will learn by producing your own original writing, while experienced faculty — all practicing writers themselves – guide you in learning technique and craft.

With the single exception of translation, Minor students work in all the same genres we offer in our Major and graduate programs. We may not offer each genre every year, but our minor students have an unparalleled opportunity to explore Creative Writing in their undergraduate years.

You will benefit from one of the richest and deepest Creative Writing programs to be found anywhere in the world.

Program Requirements

CRWR 200 is foundational for the Minor; with that grounding, you will need to complete a further 9 credits in 200 level CRWR courses (i.e. 12 200 level CRWR credits in total) plus a further 18 credits in 300 level CRWR courses.

Currently, you can follow a path in four genres – poetry, fiction, screenwriting and children’s/YA fiction – that builds from introductory 200 to intermediate 300 and then on to 35* numbered courses. On this path, you build a solid base in technique and craft and then develop your writing in the 35* workshop setting. This is the same classroom environment as in the Major and graduate programs. Workshops (i.e. 35* courses) can be repeated for credit.

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