Any Villanova student can minor in Creative Writing.
Completion of the Minor: Students must take 5 courses in total to complete the minor. Students are encouraged to take English 2003: Introduction to Creative Writing before enrolling in the advanced level creative writing workshops: English 2005: The Writing of the Short Story, English 2006: The Writing of Poetry, English 2007:The Writing of Screenplays, and English 2009: The Writing of the Novel/Novella. Students must take at least two different advanced workshop courses following the completion of English 2003 (English 2005, English 2006, and English 2009), which focus on writing and workshopping in a single genre. Students may enroll in a third advanced workshop course, repeating a previously taken course if they like, or choose from a list of electives offered in various other departments. (See Courses.) Lastly, each student is required to take English 4690-H01: The Literary Festival Workshop, preferably in their junior or senior year. (For English majors, the courses taken to complete a minor in creative writing cannot all be counted towards the English program.)