Creative Writing Minor
The KPU Creative Writing Department offers students an opportunity to explore the craft of Creative Writing while earning a Minor. We offer award-winning faculty, small class sizes, and a rigorous, interdisciplinary approach to understanding the craft of writing.
Students from all faculties can benefit from a Minor in Creative Writing, as the discipline will enhance writing skills across disciplines while stimulating imagination and creativity. Creative Writing works well with complementary majors such as Journalism and English and provides a fulfilling Minor for those training in Sciences, Design, or other Faculties. This Minor may be applied towards any KPU Bachelor’s Degree.
Teaching in the Creative Writing Department is based on foundational principles of mentorship, discovery, and learner autonomy with student engagement extending beyond the classroom to encompass community and industry partners and peers.
Students pursuing a Minor in Creative Writing must be admitted to KPU for undergraduate studies.
Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation. A minor may only be declared as part of a bachelor’s degree.
Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required courses. In some cases, higher grades are required; please check the pre-requisites for each course.
Students must complete the following courses:
|CRWR 1100||Introduction to Creative Writing I||3 credits|
|CRWR 1200||Introduction to Craft and Process||3 credits|
|CRWR 3303||The Business of Writing||3 credits|
|ENGL 1100||Introduction to University Writing||3 credits|
|3 credits in ENGL from a course at the 1200-level||3 credits|
|6 further credits from courses in CRWR at the 1000 or 2000 level||6 credits|
|15 further credits from courses in CRWR at the 3000 level or higher, including at least 6 credits from courses at the 4000 level||15 credits|
Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelors degree, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Creative Writing.
At a Glance
Faculty of Arts
- Baccalaureate Degree
- Open intake
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