Creative Writing Minor

Creative Writing Minor

Creative Writing Minor

The College of Communication & Creative Arts at Rowan University offers a program of study in creative writing leading to a Minor in Creative Writing. In order to complete for the Minor, students must complete 18 hours of approved course work selected from the following list:

(Prerequisites are in inside brackets.)
WA 07290 Creative Writing I [CC I]
WA 07291 Creative Writing II [Creative Writing I]
WA 07309 Writing Children's Stories [30 s.h.]
WA 07391 Writing Fiction [Creative Writing I]
WA 07392 Fundamentals of Playwriting
WA 07395 Writing Poetry [Creative Writing I]
WA 01201 How Writers Read 
WA 01300 The Writer's Mind—WI [CC II and 45 s.h.]
WA 01304 Writing Creative Nonfiction—WI [CCII and Creative Writing I]
WA 01320 Internship in Writing Arts
WA 01350 Rhetorics of Style—WI
WA 01358 Teaching the Writer's Workshop
RTF 03393 Screenwriting 1: Writing the Short 
RTF 03493 Screenwriting 2: Writing the Feature
JRN 02312 Magazine Article Writing [News Reporting I, Journalistic Writing or Basic PR Writing]

Under specific conditions, it is also possible for students to take the following graduate classes in creative writing under "senior privilege."

MAWR 02505 Poetry Workshop [Senior Privilege: See below.]
MAWR 01515 Creative Nonfiction Workshop 
MAWR 01558 Fiction Workshop
MAWR 01566 Editing the Literary Journal
MAWR 01520 Writing the Novel
MAWR 01523 Writing the Memoir
MAWR 01524 Writing the Graphic Novel 
MAWR 01620 Writing Stories for Children and Young Adults
MAWR 01622 Publishing for Creative Writers

 For more information, visit the Creative Writing Minor page on Rowan Writing Art's official website.

Senior Privilege Policy
Seniors at Rowan University who have earned at least 3.0 GPA may request permission from The Graduate School Dean to register for one graduate-level course per semester. The total number of all graduate credits taken shall not exceed 6 semester hours. Students may take a graduate course for application to either an undergraduate or graduate degree but may not apply the course to both. For a student to enroll in a graduate course, recommendations are required from both the student's undergraduate program advisor and the chairperson of the department(s) in which the graduate course(s) is housed. Furthermore, final approval of exceptions to this policy must be obtained from the Dean of The Graduate School.

Here is the advising sheet for the Creative Writing Minor, and for the Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Creative Writing.

Twice a year, the undergraduate literary magazine, Avant, publishes poems, stories, creative nonfiction, photography, and artwork. Students may submit their work to Room 220A of the Mark M. Chamberlain Student Center. Email:

Faculty in Creative Writing

Megan Atwood

Ron Block

Lisa Jahn-Clough

Joe McGee

Ed Briant

Keri Mikulski

Julia Chang