Creative Studies in Writing (minor)

What you will study

The Creative Studies in Writing  (CSW) program is broad-based, interdisciplinary, and practical in its approach. It has two overarching goals: to foster your development in the art and craft of writing so that you may become a more creative and engaging writer, and to prepare you to successfully meet the challenges of writing for traditional publishing outlets, new media environments, and the demands of your profession.

To this end, the program introduces you to a variety of genres, including (but not limited to) fiction, script writing for multiple platforms, creative nonfiction, children’s literature, and memoir, from which you choose an area to deepen your practice.

The program requires three core writing courses (11 credits). The remainder of the program is yours to design from a variety of electives based on your personal, professional, and creative goals.

Creative Studies in Writing Support Beginning
EN-251Introduction to Creative Writing4
Creative Studies in Writing Support Intermediate
EN-343Creative Writing II3
Creative Studies in Writing Support Advanced
EN-453From Printout to Publication4
Take 6-8 credits of Creative Studies in Writing Electives 16-8

Whether your professional goals are in publishing, marketing, new media, business, journalism, technical writing or teaching, Alverno’s English programs offer a rigorous foundation on which you can build your career – and a degree in English can also lead to success in graduate and professional schools. At Alverno, you’ll receive one-on-one guidance from a full-time faculty member through your coursework and career planning. Using a hands-on digital portfolio process that includes publication and production possibilities in AlvernoINK, the college’s online literary site, faculty will mentor your development as a reader, writer and creative communicator."