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Creative Writing

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Overview

The Creative Writing Program is designed to provide students and professional writers with access to a community of writers and creative writing activities, instruction and guidance from established authors, and ongoing support in improving their writing skills and marketing their work.

As students take courses in the program, they will build a portfolio of original work that may be used to seek admittance to a bachelor's or master's level creative writing program or that may include work to be submitted for publication.

Program Certificate

The Academic Certificate in Creative Writing prepares students to continue in their academic pursuits, improve their writing skills and enjoy personal development with improved writing skills. Not sure where to start? CRW 150 is the core of the program, offering you a chance to try several genres.

In this program you can earn the following:

Completion of the certificate does not lead to a particular degree program, but may aid students in their pursuit of a career in the writing professions and in their continued enjoyment of writing for personal growth. 

Note: Students wishing to apply to the Creative Writing Certificate Program must speak to the Program Director.

Transfer: Students are always encouraged to check with the receiving institution, your PC academic advisor and Aztransfer.com website for the most accurate and timely transfer requirement information.

Skills & Knowledge

Skills and knowledge gained in the program include the ability to:

  • Effectively manipulate language in a variety of creative writing genres, with attention to precision, appropriateness, conciseness, connotation, and freshness.
  • Explain the writer's responsibilities in avoiding plagiarism, acquiring permission to use copyrighted material, and engaging in contracts.
  • Write complete, marketable creative works in at least two different genres, using appropriate manuscript form.
  • Define and describe the following genres and literary types: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, stage play, screenplay, children's literature, horror, romance, science fiction, and action/adventure.

Employment Outlook

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