Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Creative Writing and Book Arts, Certificate

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Certificate GPA: 2.0 or higher

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses:6
Introduction to Creative Writing
Literary Publications & Design (capstone course)
Elective Courses:6
Basic Studio Drawing 1
Basic Studio Photography 1
Basic Studio Printmaking 1
Selected Topics
Cultural Geography
Economic Geography
The Historian's Craft
Introduction to Gender Studies
Total Hours12

Upper level studio art courses (ART 205, ART 207, ART 208, ART 211, ART 213, ART 305- ART 311) may be substituted at the discretion of the English Department Chair.


Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Effective Spring 2015
Revised 10-2019