Creative Writing Minor

The Creative Writing Program offers an interdisciplinary Minor in Creative Writing to students across the university. The goal of the program is to support students in their creative writing endeavors. The Creative Writing Program seeks to offer students the opportunity to augment their degree by taking courses that will awaken their imagination, develop their skills as creative writers and thinkers, and foster greater empathy towards the experiences of others.

The Creative Writing Program also seeks to create a "space of creativity" within the university. Through courses and workshops, students will interact with and learn from their peers as well as published novelists, poets, playwrights and screenwriters.   

Interested freshmen may wish to take part in our Creative Writing Community.

MINOR (15 credits)

Program Notes:

  • Students must take ENG 2003: Introduction to Creative Writing as a prerequisite to the minor.
  • Students must take ENG 4690-H01: The Literary Festival Workshop, only offered in the Spring (as a "topics" course, the title changes semesterly).
  • Students will also complete an Independent Study (Completion of a collection of stories or poems, or a novel) upon approval.
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The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2020. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog.