The Concentration in Creative Writing provides students the opportunity to develop their own literary pursuits. Guided by discussions of craft and literary conventions and innovations, students will hone their skills in writing stories, essays, poems, plays, screenplays and graphic novels. The emphasis of this concentration is on literature from the inside out, with the goal of students generating their own imaginative works. Students will have the chance to work closely with faculty in small workshop-style classes to improve their own writing and that of their peers. The creative writing concentration further fosters community among writers through author visits and public readings. In addition to study in the craft of writing, students will become well-versed in the professional world of writing, including competitive opportunities to work in an editorial capacity on Rice’s award-winning R2 magazine.
Requirements for the Concentration
Students must complete a minimum of 4 courses (12 credit hours) from departmental (ENGL) course offerings with the creative writing designation. Of these 4 courses, students must complete at least 2 courses (6 credit hours) at the 300-level or above, and at least 1 course (3 credit hours) at the 400-level or above. The remaining required course can be selected from any of the approved Creative Writing coursework.