Minor in Creative Writing
To Declare the Minor: Students in the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) should submit the electronic Minor Declaration Form. Students in Stern, Tisch, Steinhardt, and Gallatin need to declare the Minor through their respective colleges (this can be done by declaring a "Cross-School Minor" through Albert). Jessica Flynn (email@example.com), Undergraduate Programs Manager, can sign off on declaration forms from other NYU schools.
The Minor in Creative Writing offers undergraduates the opportunity to hone their writing skills while exploring the full range of literary genres including poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The Minor is a sixteen-point credit load consisting of three to four creative writing courses. CRWRI-UA 815 Creative Writing: Introduction to Fiction & Poetry (or CRWRI-UA 9815 Creative Writing, or equivalent) is generally the foundational course, to be followed by twelve additional points from the Creative Writing Program's offerings. Usually, this is in the form of three additional higher-level workshops (any combination of Intermediate, Advanced, or Master Classes; four points each) or one higher-level workshop combined with one of our summer intensives (Writers in New York, Writers in Paris, or Writers in Florence; eight points each).
Students who take a summer intensive (Writers in New York, Writers in Paris, or Writers in Florence) are not required to take the introductory workshop; following completion of the summer intensive, they may take advanced coursework in the same genre as their summer intensive and/or move directly into an intermediate workshop in an alternative genre. The introductory workshop (CRWRI-UA 815, CRWRI-UA 9815, or equivalent) and summer intensives (CRWRI-UA 818, CRWRI-UA 819, CRWRI-UA 9818, CRWRI-UA 9819, CRWRI-UA 9828, and CRWRI-UA 9829) may only be taken once for credit. For CAS students, all other workshops may be taken up to three times for credit. If you are not a CAS student, please check with your advisor about your home school’s policy on course repeatability.
No prerequisite. 4 points.
♦ On-Campus (CRWRI-UA 815 Creative Writing: Intro to Fiction & Poetry)
♦ Abroad (CRWRI-UA 9815 Creative Writing, locations vary by term)
♦ CRWRI-UA 816 Intermediate Fiction Workshop
Prerequisite: CRWRI-UA 815, OR CRWRI-UA 9815, OR CRWRI-UA.816, OR CRWRI-UA 818/819, OR CRWRI-UA 9818/9819, OR CRWRI-UA 9828/9829, OR CRWRI-UA 860, OR COSEM-UA 118 or equivalent. 4 points.
♦ CRWRI-UA 817 Intermediate Poetry Workshop
Prerequisite: CRWRI-UA 815, OR CRWRI-UA 9815, OR CRWRI-UA.817, OR CRWRI-UA 818/819, OR CRWRI-UA 9818/9819, OR CRWRI-UA 9828/9829, OR CRWRI-UA.870, OR FRSEM-UA 388 or equivalent. 4 points.
♦ CRWRI-UA 825 Intermediate Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Prerequisite: CRWRI-UA 815, OR CRWRI-UA 9815, OR CRWRI-UA 818/819, OR CRWRI-UA 9818/9819, OR CRWRI-UA 9828/9829, OR CRWRI-UA 825, OR CRWRI-UA.880 or equivalent. 4 points.
♦ CRWRI-UA 820 Advanced Fiction Workshop
Prerequisite: CRWRI-UA 816, OR CRWRI-UA 818, OR CRWRI-UA 9818, OR CRWRI-UA 9828, OR CRWRI-UA 820, OR CRWRI-UA 860 or equivalent. 4 points.
♦ CRWRI-UA 830 Advanced Poetry Workshop
Prerequisite: CRWRI-UA 817, OR CRWRI-UA 819, OR CRWRI-UA 9819, OR CRWRI-UA 9829, OR CRWRI-UA 830, OR CRWRI-UA 870 or equivalent. 4 points.
♦ CRWRI-UA 850 Advanced Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Prerequisite: CRWRI-UA 825, OR CRWRI-UA 850, OR CRWRI-UA 880 or equivalent. 4 points.
Application required for all master classes.
♦ CRWRI-UA 860 Master Class in Fiction
Prerequisite: CRWRI-UA 815, OR CRWRI-UA 9815, OR CRWRI-UA 816, OR CRWRI-UA 818/819, OR CRWRI-UA 9818/9819, CRWRI-UA 9828/9829, OR CRWRI-UA 820, OR CRWRI-UA 860 or equivalent. 4 points.
♦ CRWRI-UA 870 Master Class in Poetry
Prerequisite: CRWRI-UA 815, OR CRWRI-UA 9815, OR CRWRI-UA 817, OR CRWRI-UA 818/819, OR CRWRI-UA 9818/9819, OR CRWRI-UA 9828/9829, OR CRWRI-UA 830, OR CRWRI-UA 870, OR FRSEM-388, or equivalent. 4 points.
♦ CRWRI-UA 880 Master Class in Creative Nonfiction
Prerequisite: CRWRI-UA 815, OR CRWRI-UA 9815, OR CRWRI-UA 818/819, OR CRWRI-UA 9818/9819, OR CRWRI-UA 9828/9829, OR CRWRI-UA 825, OR CRWRI-UA 850, OR CRWRI-UA 880 or equivalent. 4 points.
No prerequisite. Application required. 8 points.
♦ CRWRI-UA 818 Writers in New York: Fiction
♦ CRWRI-UA 819 Writers in New York: Poetry
♦ CRWRI-UA 9818 Writers in Paris: Fiction
♦ CRWRI-UA 9819 Writers in Paris: Poetry
♦ CRWRI-UA 9828 Writers in Florence: Fiction
♦ CRWRI-UA 9829 Writers in Florence: Poetry
The Minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. No credit toward the Creative Writing Minor is granted for grades of C- or lower, although such grades will be computed into the grade point average of the Minor, as well as into the overall grade point average. No course to be counted toward the Minor may be taken on a pass/fail basis. In the semester prior to graduation, it is recommended that all Creative Writing Minors contact the Creative Writing Program, to verify that their declarations are on record and that they have fulfilled (or have enrolled in) all of the appropriate courses for the Minor.
Course Substitution Policy: Students may petition to apply a maximum of one outside course towards the Minor, either as the introductory prerequisite (equivalent to CRWRI-UA 815) or as an elective. An outside course is any creative writing course offered outside of the CAS Creative Writing Program. To petition to substitute an outside course, students must submit the Course Substitution Petition form, along with the course's syllabus. We will review the submitted syllabus to verify course level and determine substitution eligibility. We recommend petitioning prior to the registration period, so you know in advance if the proposed course can serve as substitute. Upon submitting the course substitution petition form, please send the syllabus and any other supporting materials to:
Undergraduate Programs Manager
If an outside course is approved for substitution, we will count it towards the Minor provided NYU approves the course credit for transfer and you receive a grade of C or better.