We conduct engaging and intellectually-challenging teaching in literature and creative writing.
All our academics are acclaimed writers and scholars as well as enthusiastic and experienced teachers who convey ideas and explain techniques, and methodologies enthusiastically and accessibly.
*Denotes courses that are REQUIRED for the Creative Writing Major ENG 202-Introduction to Creative Writing (can be taken in Fall quarter of Freshman year.
This provides an introduction to all three genres and prepares you for our other CW courses.) ENG 210-1,2 - English Literary Traditions or ENG 270-1,2 - American Literary Traditions (While not required for creative writing, these are excellent background courses for writing students, and also serve as prerequisites for the English literature major.) *ENG 206 - Reading and Writing Poetry (This is the first required course for the major and can be taken as early as the Winter or Spring of Freshman year.) *ENG 207 - Reading and Writing Fiction *ENG 208 - Reading & Writing Creative Nonfiction (Once you take 206, you can take EITHER 207 or 208 in the next term.
Campus location Stag Hill Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught.
Placement location As part of this course you have the option to complete a Professional Training placement which would require attendance off campus, depending on where you secure your placement.
The Creative Writing Major is an undergraduate concentration within the English Department at Northwestern University and one of the first and finest undergraduate Creative Writing programs in the country.
Its reputation is based on the accomplishments of its graduates, the generosity of its accomplished professors, and a pedagogy that creates a fruitful symbiosis between close reading and inventive writing.
Majors will take all three of these into-courses.) Students may apply to the Creative Writing Program in the Spring of your Sophomore Year or in the Spring of your Junior Year.
Some students fulfill their requirements--of 206, 207 and 208--well before the time of application to the program.