Creative Writing Minor

Welcome to the Creative Writing Minor!

The Department of English offers a minor in Creative Writing open to undergraduates across the UCI campus, giving them the opportunity to receive instruction and practice in the craft of prose fiction and poetry, and to learn the literary tradition of these art forms in English. The minor consists of workshop courses, writing courses, and literature courses, which serve to provide a foundation for students who wish to pursue creative writing professionally, as well as for those who have an amateur interest in the art. Please check the General Catalogue for requirements here.

English majors already enrolled in the Creative Writing Emphasis will have their course credits transferred to the Minor. Non-English majors already enrolled in the Emphasis will have their course credits transferred to the Minor if they choose to continue the undergraduate creative writing curriculum. All inquiries should be directed to Chad Horn (

Students who wish to minor in Creative Writing must submit the online form here in order to register for the minor in the Department of English. In addition, notify your academic counselor (in the School of your major) to add the minor to your degree audit, and then complete the required courses for the minor.