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  • Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening, and online courses.
    Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer, Full- or Part-Time.

    • English – Creative Writing – Certificate (15 credits)

About the Program

The Creative Writing Certificate offers a concentrated course of study in the area of creative writing. In Creative Writing courses, students read and write in a range of genres, which may include poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, drama/screenwriting, and media writing. While improving their knowledge and skill in creative writing, students will work collaboratively with instructors and classmates in a workshop environment to build their body of creative work. Employer surveys indicate that the ability to write and communicate effectively are key for success in the workplace; the Creative Writing Certificate complements any career which benefits from knowledge and skill in creative writing, critical thinking, and cooperation. The Creative Writing Certificate also serves as an excellent preparation for transfer students wishing to major or minor in Creative Writing at a four-year institution.

Potential Transfer Bachelor's Degrees

  • English
  • Creative Writing
  • Journalism


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Assessment score placement in ENGL 1021 or completion of ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher. Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 or completion of RDNG 0090 with a grade of C or higher.

Recommendation: ENGL 1021 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher.