Creative Writing Major Inion
Majors will take all three of these into-courses.) Students may apply to the Creative Writing Program in the Spring of your Sophomore Year or in the Spring of your Junior Year.Some students fulfill their requirements--of 206, 207 and 208--well before the time of application to the program.All students interested in the Creative Writing Major must take two introductory writing courses, one in poetry (ENG 206) and one in either fiction (207) or creative nonfiction (208), before applying to the program.Students may not apply to the creative writing program in their first year.Admission to the program is granted primarily on the basis of manuscript quality and the student’s promise.
In addition to the sequences, creative writing majors must take: “The Situation of Writing,” which is typically offered in the winter quarter, investigates the writer’s relation to the culture, both currently and historically.
If that happens, we recommend that you stay in writing practice and continue building your portfolio by taking one of our 300-level writing courses, English 306, 307, 308, or 309.
Please see Jennifer Britton, Assistant Director of Creative Writing, for further suggestions and help with course planning.
The Creative Writing Major is an undergraduate concentration within the English Department at Northwestern University and one of the first and finest undergraduate Creative Writing programs in the country.
Its reputation is based on the accomplishments of its graduates, the generosity of its accomplished professors, and a pedagogy that creates a fruitful symbiosis between close reading and inventive writing.