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 students majoring in Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Communication Arts, Digital Media or Fine Arts. Fashion Design, Product Design and Toy Design majors are eligible on a case-by-case basis, with approval from their respective Department Chair, and may require course approvals and/or additional credits over 130 to complete.
|LIBS212||Creative Writing Workshop I||3.0|
|LIBS312||Creative Writing Workshop II||3.0|
|LIBS316 -and/or-||Reading Visiting Writers*||6.0|
|WRIT730 -and/or-||Writing Colloquium*|
|LIBS440||Liberal Studies Capstone**||3.0|
*Graduate level courses.
**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.
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For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2016-17 (class of 2020):
Creative Writing Minor Academic Plan 16-17
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