Creative Writing

The Creative Writing minor covers writing from practice to publication. 

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Program Highlights

Through the study of technique and form, as well as models from masters of the craft, you’ll gain writing skills across multiple genres under the mentorship of talented faculty.

Career Paths

Potential career paths for graduates with a Creative Writing minor include: 

  • Content Strategy
  • Web Design
  • Journalism
  • Screenwriting
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Public relations
  • Academia
  • Publishing
  • Graduate study


Office Hours

Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Admissions and Aid

A degree from a private university like Dominican University of California is more accessible than you might think. For most students there is no application fee and we don't ask for test scores. We're also proud to say that more than 99 percent of our first-year incoming students receive financial aid, which makes paying for school within reach.

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Alumni Spotlight

Creative Writing

A workshop hosted by Dr. Joan Baranow, Director of Graduate Humanities, was the re-launching point for poet and MFA student Catharine Clark-Sayles ’19. Catharine, who grew up with a passion for...

Poetic Medicine

The Dominican Experience

Signature Work

Faculty and Staff

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Judy Halebsky, PhD

Director of the MFA Professor of English


Joan Baranow headshot

Joan Baranow, PhD

Professor of English
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Raina León

Adjunct Professor
Claudia Morales

Claudia Morales Ramirez

Assistant Professor of English
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Vivian Delchamps, PhD

Assistant Professor of English
Christina Lopez

Christina Lopez, MFA

Administrative Assistant
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David Watts

Adjunct Professor

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