The Creative Writing Minor offers art and design students an opportunity to give voice and shape to their creativity through a variety of written expressive forms. The minor provides guidance and support to students in a structured environment to develop their writing, and an exciting way to explore their personal visions through workshops and lectures.
The Creative Writing minor is open to all undergraduate majors. Students must be on track in their major and in good academic standing, with fewer than 6 credits behind and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
|LIBS212||Creative Writing Workshop I||3.0|
|LIBS312||Creative Writing Workshop II||3.0|
|ENGL420 / LIBS316||Creative Writing Electives*||6.0|
|LIBS442||Creative Writing Capstone**||3.0|
* A limited choice of MFA Writing and Upper Division Liberal Studies elective courses will count as Creative Writing Minor Electives, as determined each semester by the Interdisciplinary Studies Director, Creative Writing Minor Area Head, and MFA Writing Chair.
**LIBS440 Capstone should address a Creative Writing topic. Fine Arts majors will take this Creative Writing Capstone in place of LAS Upper Division elective in order to also fulfill the Fine Arts Capstone/Senior Thesis requirement.
Course Descriptions are listed in the Liberal Arts and Sciences and Graduate Writing sections of the Course Catalog.
Download one of the following PDFs to see how the Creative Writing minor fits into your chosen major:
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2017-18 (class of 2021):
Creative Writing Minor Academic Plan 17-18
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2018-19 (class of 2022):
Creative Writing Minor Academic Plan 18-19
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2019-20 (class of 2023):
Creative Writing Minor Academic Plan 19-20
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2020-21 (class of 2024):
Creative Writing Minor Academic Plan 20-21