A major in Creative Writing requires 39 semester hours plus a final portfolio of work completed for the major and participation in a senior reading. The department offers a 200-level course to introduce students to general principles of craft in creative writing. Courses at the 300 and 400 levels concentrate on reading, drafting, and revision of creative work in a variety of genres in a workshop format. Creative Writing majors must also complete 15 hours of study in literature courses.
All Creative Writing majors are required to develop a portfolio of written work that represents significant successes in their career as a Creative Writing major at Berry College. This should be completed during the term just prior to the students graduation and must be approved by department faculty. Students should consult with their advisor, the Department chair, and/or the department's Curriculum Committee Chair for more information about the portfolio assessment.