Minor in Creative Writing – Richmond University

"Reflecting on my experience at Richmond, I would advise students to take time to intern and intern for a while. Really find your groove and try out what you think you want to do."
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Minor in Creative Writing

Programme Overview

The minor in Creative Writing is interactive and participatory. Students on the course will participate in writing workshops where they will explore a variety of different writing styles, from academic to feature writing. During these workshops they will write drafts and critique work providing an environment where they are able to develop their skills as a competent writer. Students explore works taken from works of literature, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Time is also spent on journalism, new media writing and film.

Programme Structure

At least three of the upper division courses required for a minor must be taken at Richmond. No more than three courses may overlap within a degree between a student’s major and any minor.

I study on this programme
I have been writing for as long as I can remember and when I saw that Richmond offered a Minor in Creative Writing I was beyond enthusiastic to sign up. I can honestly say that I loved every class I took.
The Creative Writing Minor is a great program, from which you learn how to be confident with your writing and with sharing your work with a group. In the first few classes I found it nerve wrecking to read my personal writing to people I barely knew. However, after the first few weeks, I became excited to share my work. I looked forward to others’ critiques and comments. Not only did they help to improve my writing but it also taught me the value of others’ opinion.
Now that I am reaching the last few weeks of my degree at Richmond, my choice to take the Minor in Creative Writing could not be more justified. In my experience, employers look for those who cannot only write comprehensively and with correct grammar, but who can also write in an entertaining way for a large audience. I would highly recommend the program to anyone looking to upgrade their CV to its full potential.

Amanda HeinMinor in Creative Writing
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