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Creative Writing


At MassArt, visual artists and designers thrive as creative writers, giving voices to their unique perspectives and untold stories.

As a Creative Writing minor student at MassArt, you’ll join a community of visual artists and designers who are passionate about integrating the written word into their creative practice. Learning from one another, accomplished faculty, and diverse visiting writers, students create poems, stories, plays, graphic narratives, and scripts. They read widely, workshop their writing, and find innovative ways to integrate the visual and the verbal.

Students have an advisor through the Humanities Department who assists in choosing courses and planning for the future. You can complete your general education requirements while writing creatively in 18 credits of literature and creative writing courses, generally six 3-credit courses. 

Among the Creative Writing Minor course options:

  • Literary Traditions  (prerequisite)
  • Film Script Writing/Adaptation
  • Children’s Literature
  • Creating a Comic Book
  • Artist’s Writing

You may officially declare your Creative Writing Minor at any time through the MassArt Registrar’s Office.

Creative Writing Minor Learning Objectives

Students who complete the Creative Writing Minor program are expected to be able to demonstrate the following learning objectives.

  • Write poems, stories, plays, graphic narratives, and more 
  • Distinguish yourself 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 innovative ways of writing and communicating
  • Listen to and learn from diverse writers
  • Put into practice what you learn from literature
  • Broaden your understanding of social issues through writing
  • Explore the world of contemporary creative writing

Director Sustainability Minor

Jane Marsching Program Area Chair, Time, Studio Foundation

Sustainability in the Curriculum Committee

Marjee-Anne Levine Visiting Lecturer, Sculpture
Saúl Nava Chair, Integrative Sciences and Biological Arts
Colleges of the Fenway

Students are encouraged to take courses at our neighboring colleges. Find more program information about cross-registration on the COF website.

COF Cross-Registration 
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