Creative Writing Minor and Option

Creative Writing Minor and Option

Creative Writing Minor  | Creative Writing Option

Minor in Creative Writing within the English Major

The minor in Creative Writing consists of a total of 18 hours, of which at least 9 hours must be at or above the 300 level, distributed as follows:

  • Any ENG Historical Survey course:
    (choose from ENG 241, 242, 251, 252, 265, or 266) .... 3 hours
  • Three Creative Writing Classes:
    (choose from ENG 107, 207, 407, 507) ........................ 9 hours
  • Two non-Creative Writing ENG courses: ................... 6 hours

Creative Writing Option within the English Major

The Creative Writing Option is a distinction available to all ENG Majors who follow a path of disciplined coursework in the UK English Department Creative Writing curriculum. Graduates who achieve the Creative Writing Option will have this distinction on their final University transcripts upon graduation.

Beginning in Fall 2013, ENG majors who complete the following courses and requirements are eligible for the Creative Writing Option:

  • ENG 207 Introductory Workshop in Creative Writing: 3 hours
  • ENG 407 Intermediate Workshop in Creative Writing: 3 hours
  • ENG 507 Advanced Workshop in Creative Writing, taken twice under two different subtitles (e.g., poetry and fiction): 6 hours
  • a portfolio of creative work submitted to the Creative Writing staff for evaluation, generally 6 weeks prior to graduation

Students interested in pursuing the Creative Writing Option can fill out this form and bring it to the English Department on the 12th floor of Patterson Office Tower or email it to Robin Rahija. For additional questions about the Imaginative Writing Option, please contact Hannah Pittard.

Total required option hours: 12 (in addition to the courses taken for the major)

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