All students, including majors and non-majors, must take one 200-level Intro (either 270, 271, or 272) before advancing to Intermediate 300 level workshops in prose or poetry. The same is required of non-majors who wish to take creative writing workshops, though some professors may choose to waive this requirement for junior and senior non-majors. The requirement is never waived for majors. Note that 300-level workshops in Playwriting and Screenwriting do not require any pre-requisite.
Students who have completed the 200-level requirement may move into any Intermediate workshop.
A 300-level intermediate course is a prerequisite for an advanced course. Students who wish to take an advanced course must receive a positive assessment of readiness from their intermediate instructor in order to enter advanced workshops.
Please see Creative Writing major for more information about the Creative Writing Program requirements.