Distinguished faculty and professional writers teach the ways of language, modes of analysis, and varieties of production we share a core of literatures and genres through the ages, and then emphasize either literature or creative writing, using each to enhance the other our innovative narrative studies major is. Admissions what are the requirements for admission to the phd in creative writing & literature the university requires a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 30 (on a scale in which a=40) and a gre verbal gre score at 90% or above requirements for admission to study in the phd in creative writing. At home in usc's department of english, the usc phd in creative writing & literature program is one of the few dual phd programs in the country that weaves the disciplines of literature and creative work into a single educational experience students complete coursework in both creative writing and.
English & creative writing list of recommended overseas programs by subject availability: availability of specified field of study does not indicate that major/ minor credit will be granted students must consult with major/minor advisor regarding coursework for major/minor credit africa / middle east: gaborone, botswana. Our literature and creative writing courses reinforce one another, and we counsel students to take classes in both areas to understand the major representations in english discourse from earliest beginnings to the current moment all literatures exist in conversation with earlier literatures to get out of their own skins and.
Additional requirements students should take at least two introductory courses before enrolling in upper-division literature courses or creative writing workshops majors emphasizing english literature must take seven upper-division courses, including two courses in literature written before 1800, one course in. Students must choose at least four courses (16 units) outside their major department and four courses (16 units) that are not being used to satisfy any other subject requirement english students majoring in other fields, especially the professional schools, often speak of the ways that literary studies and writing have helped.
Follow your passion for writing if you have a flair for creative writing, surround yourself with mentors that are highly skilled and enthusiastic about the craft they live and breathe usc's bachelor of creative writing is taught by award winning published authors, book illustrators and designers our lecturers and tutors are.