Creative Writing Program

Creative Writing courses are open to Dalhousie and King’s students in any program.  Students in the BA or BSc program who take 30 credit hours in Creative Writing above the first-year level may combine Creative Writing with another subject to earn a  Double Major or Combined Honours with Creative Writing as the secondary subject. Students in the BA or BSc program who take 18 credit hours in Creative Writing above the first-year level may combine Creative Writing with another subject to earn a minor in Creative Writing.

Requirements for Double Major or Combined Honours:

  • At least 6 credit hours from among:
    • CRWR 2001.03: The Creative Process
    • CRWR 2002.03: Introduction to Creative Writing
    • CRWR 2010.03/ENGL2010.03 The Personal Essay
    • 3 credit hours of English at the 2000-level
  • At least 12 credit hours from among:
  • At least 6 credit hours from among:
    • CRWR 4010.03/4011.03: Advanced Poetry I and II (must be taken together in the same academic year)
    • CRWR 4020.03/4021.03: Advanced Fiction I and II (must be taken together in the same academic year)

Additional credit hours from the courses listed above, or other Creative Writing courses beyond the 1000 level, to make up a total of 30 credits. Students may choose to have 3 credit hours of English at the 2000 level count towards their Creative Writing credit hours.

Students interested in Creative Writing but not completing the program may enter individual third year CRWR seminars with the instructor’s permission.

Requirements for Minor:

  • At least 6 credit hours from among:
  • At least 12 credit hours from among:
    • CRWR 3010.03/ENGL 3098.03: Creative Writing Poetry I
    • CRWR 3020.03/ENGL 3099.03: Creative Writing Fiction I
    • CRWR 3011.03: Poetry II
    • CRWR 3021.03: Fiction II
    • CRWR 3100.03: Songwriting: Creative Writing for Lyric Forms
    • CRWR 3200.03: Spoken Word, Storytelling, and Literary Performance
    • CRWR 3311.03/ENGL 3311.03: Editing and Publishing Literature
    • CRWR 3410.03: Writing for Children: Picture Books
    • THEA 3601.03: The Playwright in the Theatre a
    • THEA 3602.03: The Playwright in the Theatre b
    • JOUR 3440.03: Narrative Non-Fiction
    • JOUR 3441.03: Advanced Narrative Non-Fiction
    • CRWR 4010.03/4011.03: Advanced Poetry I and II (must be taken together in the same academic year)
    • CRWR 4020.03/4021.03: Advanced Fiction I and II (must be taken together in the same academic year)

Course Descriptions -- Creative Writing