Concentration in Creative Writing

Creative Writing offers a wide range of courses and activities to help you hone your craft and deepen your awareness of contemporary creative writing genres. Courses in Creative Writing include the following:

  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Creative nonfiction
  • Screenwriting
  • Literary editing and publishing
  • Creative writing for teachers

For more information contact:

Kyle Minor
Director of the Creative Writing Program
Associate Professor of English
minork@iupui.edu
(317)274-2258
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Creative Writing Requirements

The concentration in Creative Writing requires 33 credit hours.

Gateway Courses (6 cr.)

Choose two:

  • ENG-W 206 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENG-W 207 Introduction to Fiction Writing (suggested for majors)
  • ENG-W 208 Introduction to Poetry Writing (suggested for majors)

Concentration Core Courses (12 cr.)

Choose four courses in at least two genres, including at least one at the 400 level:

  • ENG W301 Writing Fiction
  • ENG W302 Screenwriting
  • ENG W303 Writing Poetry
  • ENG W305 Writing Creative Nonfiction
  • ENG W401 Advanced Fiction Writing
  • ENG W403 Advanced Poetry Writing
  • ENG W407 Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing
  • ENG W411 Directed Writing (only with permission)

English Experience Courses (12 cr.):

Literature (9 cr)

Three courses at the 200-level or higher; at least one of which must be 300-400 level.

Language, Pedagogy, and Editing (3 cr)

Choose from:

  • ENG W280 Literary Editing and Publishing
  • ENG W310 Language and the Study of Writing
  • ENG W365 Theory and Practice of Editing
  • ENG W408 Creative Writing for Teachers
  • ENG W426 Writing Nonfiction: Popular and Professional Publication
  • ENG Z206 Introduction to Language Use
  • ENG Z301 History of the English Language
  • ENG Z302 Understanding Language Structure: Syntax
  • ENG Z310 Language in Context: Sociolinguistics

Capstone Seminar (3 cr.)

  • ENG-E 450

Degree Map

To help you guide your four year college journey, consult your degree map for a snapshot of classes you will be taking to finish your degree to completion.