Unleash your imagination with a minor in Creative Writing through the University of Utah. This program will give you the skills you need to take the characters and adventures in your head and turn them into written, communicable stories. The U’s Department of English is committed to developing well-rounded writers, with training in literature of multiple genres: students must complete courses in literary history and creative writing, in addition to workshops in writing fiction, poetry, or non-fiction. At the undergraduate level, students are assured of small workshops and intensive focus on their writing, as well as the opportunity to submit manuscripts for publication in the department’s two literary magazines.
Academic and Career Opportunities
The department offers many opportunities for students to publish their work: the Canticle is an undergraduate literary journal, and Quarterly West is a graduate student-managed journal of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction and review. For a more lighthearted involvement opportunity, participate in Middlemarch Madness, a literary version of an NCAA Tournament-style bracket. Upon completion of the program, students can continue their creative writing endeavors by pursuing careers as authors of prose and poetry. The Creative Writing minor will also prepare you for jobs in editing, journalism, and technical writing.