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Creative Writing

University of Richmond
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
University of Richmond

About this program

Creative Writing

The study of literature is more than just the critical analysis of written works throughout the centuries—it is the study of human cultural production and aesthetic experience. Students approaching graduation, in particular, ask ‘Why English?’ when confronted with the prospect of finding a career. Many students feel they must choose between personal interest and career preparation, between the kind of intellectual interests they would like to pursue and the realities of a tight job market. However, employers recruiting at Richmond say they want graduates who can think and express themselves effectively, who have experience with a variety of intellectual methods and perspectives and who enjoy work that genuinely engages the mind.

Most English majors have an avid appreciation of literature as well as a love of language and of writing. As a result, the curriculum not only strengthens their writing skills and stimulates critical thinking but also engages their passions.

Admission requirements

Candidates for admission must have a high school diploma (or recognized equivalent), and must have completed a minimum of 16 units of secondary school coursework. Minimum requirements include four units in English, three in college preparatory mathematics (including Algebra I, II, and Geometry), and at least two each in history, laboratory science, and a second language (two units of the same language, including American Sign Language).

International Admission Requirements

English Proficiency Policy

You can demonstrate English proficiency by:

  • Having been enrolled in an academically rigorous, English-medium secondary school for four years.
  • Obtaining a score of 660 or higher on the SAT evidence-based reading and writing section.
  • Obtaining a score of 28 or higher on the ACT English section.
  • Obtaining a score of 7.5 or higher on the IELTS.
  • Obtaining a grade of A or B in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or A-Level English course(s).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The Creative Writing Minor

Six units, including:

  • Introduction to Creative Writing

Four courses, chosen from the following:

  • Fiction Writing
  • Poetry Writing
  • Literary Translation
  • Creative Nonfiction Writing
  • Selected Topics in Writing
  • Creative Writing Portfolio

One additional 200- or 300-level English course, either in literature, writing, or editing OR one of these courses from another department:

  • Francophone Cultures and Literature
  • From Modern to Postmodern
  • Introduction to Latin American Literature II
  • Visions of Contemporary Spain
  • Latin American Theater
  • Contemporary Writing in Latin America
  • Literature of the Spanish-Speaking Caribbean
  • S. Latino/a Literature
  • Introduction to Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Russian Literature
  • Script Analysis
  • Artist Book

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


The tuition fee for this program is $56,860 per year.

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University of Richmond

Located ten kilometers from a vibrant capital city, the University of Richmond provides a collaborative learning and research environment unlike any other, offering 3,200 undergraduates from 70+ countries an extraordinary combination of the liberal arts and sciences with a top-ranked...

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University of Richmond

410 Westhampton Way
23173 Richmond Virginia
United States of America

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