Santa Clara University


Creative Writing Emphasis/Minor

The Creative Writing Program offers students a coherent course of study in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The creative writing minor is firmly grounded within the liberal arts tradition, integrating courses in poetry, fiction, screenwriting, and creative nonfiction writing within their broader literary and cultural context.

Introductory courses familiarize students with the practice and theory of creative writing. Advanced courses offer a workshop setting in which students write and critique one another’s work. Electives focus on particular genres of creative writing, such as Lifewriting, Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Screenwriting. All creative writing courses incorporate some study of literature as well as close attention to students’ own creative writing.

Creative Writing Emphasis Checklist:

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  • open and close viewRequirements for the Minor
  • open and close viewSanta Clara Review
  • open and close viewLiterary contests
  • open and close viewThe Hopkins Reading Series
  • open and close viewStudent Achievement
  • open and close viewProgram Council
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For more information contact:

Ron Hansen
Director Creative Writing Program
(408) 554-4130 Direct
(408) 554-4837 Fax

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