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Program Type: Undergraduate

Minor Requirements:

Department: English


If you're interested in creating literary worlds of your own, the minor in Creative Writing is for you! Classes are small and workshop oriented. You will work closely with your peers and instructor to develop and refine your skills at creative self-expression and in how to work in groups.  

Now more than ever, the powers of creativity, curiosity, and effective communication are not just highly valued workplace skills but life skills as well. Whether you continue to pursue creative writing as a profession or follow other career opportunities, your love of thinking imaginatively and your experience in the complex problem solving that defines the work of the artist will serve you well whatever path you travel.

Program Contacts

Dr. Andrea Gazzaniga
Professor, English, Chair
859-572-5619
gazzanigaa1@nku.edu

Students in the Spotlight

Josafina Garcia

Josafina Garcia

Graduating Year: 2023

Education: B.A. in Integrative Studies, Focus in Creative Writing

Career: Planning on pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

"Doing a focus in creative writing was one of the best choices I made regarding my degree. The creative writing classes and professors allowed me to find my voice and explore writing in ways I had never thought of. The professors push you to write and create strong work with workshops and discussions that never feel overly critical. The other creative writing students are also fantastic as well! We鈥檙e sort of like a community, always excited to see what our peers are writing and always willing to give advice on how to make our work stronger."

Necessary job skills: Writing and communication skills; creative and critical thinking, problem-solving and working in teams.

Find Your Passions & Build Your Future

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  • Focus on Interactive Workshop Experiences: In Creative Writing, the focus is on your writing, whether poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or scriptwriting. The interactive workshop model means that creative writing students form a fun and supportive community of artists with a passion for self-expression and imagining new worlds.
  • Student Publications and Activities: As a Creative Writing minor or focus student, you will have the opportunity to work on and submit to Loch Norse Magazine, our student-run journal of creative writing, and to take part in our monthly open mic nights.
  • Mentorship and Publishing: Creative writing students work closely with our award-winning and widely published creative writing faculty. Our instructors take pride in our tradition of mentorship, including advice and support to help you submit work for publication.聽
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Financial Aid

A variety of financial assistance is available, from grants to scholarships, loans to veteran benefits.