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The program in Creative Expression and Society features two components: workshop-style courses allow students to develop skills in creative expression and communication, particularly creative writing, while other courses encourage students to analyze the relationship between creative arts and society.

Students choose from among courses focused on fiction, non-fiction, poetry and/or creative expression through music and visual media. Students in this program will also select from courses that explore topics including ethics and accountability; the arts and public opinion; reception and interpretation; and censorship and criticism. Students in the Creative Expression and Society Minor will develop their creative skills while studying the interaction between social conditions and creative expression.

 

Program Contacts

Professor Adam Sol
Program Coordinator
a.sol@utoronto.ca
Chris de Barros
Academic Liaison Officer 
vic.academics@utoronto.ca

Program Requirements

To acquire a Minor in the Creative Expression and Society Program, you'll need to complete a total of 4.0 Full Course Equivalents (FCEs), including at least 1.0 FCE at the 300+ level. 

Please note:

  • Only 1.0 FCEs (at most) from the 100 Level will be counted towards your total
  • Up to 1.0 FCEs may be chosen from approved courses offered by other departments (see list of Cognate Courses below) 
At least 1.0 FCE from Group A – Creative Expression:

IVP210H1
VIC273H1
VIC275H1
VIC279H1
VIC280H1
VIC350Y1
VIC370H1
VIC470H1
VIC479Y1
VIC480H1

Note: (Where applicable) Students who achieve at least 77% in the Vic One course VIC191Y1 may count that course toward the Minor and use it to fulfill this requirement.

At least 1.0 FCE from Group B – Social Contexts and Interpretation:

VIC209H1
VIC223Y1
VIC235H1
VIC270H1
VIC271H1
VIC281H1
VIC320Y1
VIC335H1
VIC352Y1
VIC371H1
VIC372H1
VIC373H1
VIC435H1

Note: (Where applicable) Students who achieve at least 77% in the Vic One course VIC190Y1 may count that course toward the Minor and use it to fulfill this requirement.

(Up to) 1.0 FCE from Cognate Courses

Indigenous Studies
INS300Y1

Cinema Studies
CIN201Y1

East Asian Studies
EAS349H1

English
ENG287H1
ENG389Y1

Drama
DRM428H1

Fine Art History
FAH352H1
FAH377H1

Innis College
INI211H1
INI311Y1

Music
MUS211H1

St. Michael's College
SMC219Y1
SMC229H1
SMC317H1
SMC319H1