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Creative Writing Minor

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To me, writing and reading is not only fun but it also makes you think. I like fashion the same way that I like writing because they both involve my favorite element of a story: characters. Creating characters is my passion, whether I write them out on paper or sew them up together."
- Fabi Faddoul '19 BFA Fashion Design

A creative writing minor at MassArt instructs you to become an inventive and skillful writer who explores the material and aesthetic possibilities of words on the page, the stage, or the screen. It guides you as an attentive reader of literature to make literature yourself that gives voice to your perspectives and stories yet unheard. It also allows you to envision new avenues for your writing—from journals and books, to canvases, sculptures, gallery walls, and buildings. With this rich intertwining of the visual and the verbal, you learn to move flexibly across languages and genres and to amplify the vital, cutting-edge synergy of image and word. Your voices, stories, and ways of making meaning multiply.

The minor also aims to attract prospective students interested in visual and verbal arts and to raise the visibility of MassArt as a place where visual artists or designers thrive as creative writers. Even further, graduates with the minor will have sharpened their skills as storytellers and wordsmiths for a wide range of activities and careers.

Program Objectives

  • write poems, stories, plays, graphic narratives, and more 
  • distinguish oneself as artist/designer and creative writer
  • meet other students with literary aspirations
  • connect art or design with writing
  • interact with established writers
  • read, perform, and publish artist’s own work
  • discover innovate ways of writing and communicating
  • listen to and learn from diverse writers
  • put into practice what you learn from literature
  • broaden one’s understanding of social issues through writing
  • explore the world of contemporary creative writing


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Hear from Emma Hindall '20 BFA Film/Video & Creative Writing Minor. View how Emma incorporates her creative writing minor in her artwork as a printmaker. 

Creative Writing Minor Reading Series

Each year, the Liberal Arts' Creative Writing Minor hosts a series of Author talks in the Creative Writing Minor Reading Series. These events are open to members of the MassArt Community and to the public.

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Cheryl Clark
Visiting Associate Professor in Humanities