Once the student completes the lower division coursework needed to be eligible for the workshops, they must apply for admission by submitting a sample of their work.
But being admitted into one workshop doesn’t ensure acceptance into another, so this process must be repeated a minimum of three times for students lucky enough to get in each time.
UCLA should support the English department’s efforts to expand creative writing.
Not having the minor diminishes the opportunity for soon-to-be UCLA graduates to integrate creative writing into their diplomas.
The few creative writing workshops offered per quarter also make it difficult for students to enroll.
Frankly, the creative writing concentration isn’t creative enough to give students what they need.
Right from the start, incoming students are made to fulfill general education requirements, including science and English literature courses, as well as a bevy of other courses, to complete their major.
Some majors offer concentrations where students are able to delve into their more specific major-related interests.
Admission depends on whether the reader likes your story and responses, something that ultimately denies students willing to learn the opportunity to do so.
And still, the admission into one workshop doesn’t guarantee admission into another.