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

See IOL for CSW elective options.

For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.