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Creative Writing

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Academic Certificate (AC) in 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 submitted for publication. The program offers classes, workshops, and other activities such as readings and contests, which are accessible to writers of all levels regardless of academic or professional standing. The program aims to serve a diverse community who may be underrepresented in traditional creative writing programs. 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.

Details

Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Culture and Society
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Creative Writing (CER)
Total Credits Required
24
Notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program

What You'll Learn
  • Analyze the aesthetic values and literary styles of diverse eras and cultures.(CRW120, CRW150, CRW160, CRW170, CRW172, CRW180, CRW190, CRW200, CRW202, CRW203, CRW204, CRW220, CRW251, CRW260, CRW261, CRW270, CRW271, CRW273, CRW274, CRW281, CRW290, CRW291, ENG210, THE118)
  • Evaluate the technical elements and theories of literature across multiple genres.(CRW120, CRW150, CRW160, CRW170, CRW172, CRW180, CRW190, CRW200, CRW201, CRW202, CRW203, CRW204, CRW220, CRW251, CRW260, CRW261, CRW270, CRW271, CRW272, CRW273, CRW274, CRW281, CRW290, CRW291)
  • Interpret the effects of technical craft elements in published literary works. (CRW120, CRW150, CRW160, CRW170, CRW172, CRW180, CRW190, CRW200, CRW201, CRW202, CRW203, CRW204, CRW220, CRW251, CRW260, CRW261, CRW270, CRW271, CRW272, CRW273, CRW274, CRW281, CRW290, CRW291)
  • Explore the dynamic relationships among people, culture, and the physical world. (CRW120, CRW150, CRW160, CRW170, CRW172, CRW180, CRW190, CRW200, CRW202, CRW203, CRW204, CRW220, CRW251, CRW260, CRW261, CRW270, CRW271, CRW273, CRW274, CRW281, CRW290, CRW291)
  • Demonstrate social responsibility and ethical behavior toward the creation of original works in a culturally diverse world. (CRW120, CRW150, CRW160, CRW170, CRW172, CRW180, CRW190, CRW200, CRW201, CRW202, CRW203, CRW204, CRW220, CRW251, CRW260, CRW261, CRW270, CRW271, CRW273, CRW274, CRW281, CRW290, CRW291)
  • Engage the creative process through problem-solving, experimentation, and inspiration to produce original works across multiple genres. (CRW120, CRW150, CRW160, CRW170, CRW172, CRW180, CRW190, CRW200, CRW201, CRW202, CRW203, CRW204, CRW220, CRW251, CRW260, CRW261, CRW270, CRW271, CRW272, CRW273, CRW274, CRW281, CRW290, CRW291)
  • Apply the peer review workshop process to explore, develop, and revise original writing. (CRW120, CRW150, CRW160, CRW170, CRW172, CRW180, CRW190, CRW202, CRW203, CRW204, CRW220, CRW251, CRW260, CRW261, CRW270, CRW271, CRW272, CRW273, CRW274, CRW281, CRW290, CRW291)
  • Develop one-on-one relationships with creative writing mentors. (CRW120, CRW150, CRW160, CRW170, CRW172, CRW180, CRW190, CRW200, CRW201, CRW202, CRW203, CRW204, CRW220, CRW251, CRW260, CRW261, CRW270, CRW271, CRW273, CRW274, CRW281, CRW290, CRW291)
  • Create a portfolio of publication ready work. (CRW120, CRW150, CRW160, CRW170, CRW172, CRW180, CRW190, CRW200, CRW201, CRW202, CRW203, CRW204, CRW220, CRW251, CRW260, CRW261, CRW270, CRW271, CRW272, CRW273, CRW274, CRW281, CRW290, CRW291)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:21
ENG210Creative Writing (3) may be substituted for CRW150 with permission of Program Director.
CRW150Introduction to Creative Writing3
 
CRW200must be repeated for a total of two (2) credits.
CRW200Readings for Writers (1)2
 
CRW201Portfolio1
 
Students must complete six (6) credits from Series I and nine (9) credits from Series II in consultation with a Program Director.
 
Series I: Credits:6
Students must complete two (2) of the following courses for a total of six (6) credits.
CRW120Introduction to Writing Children's Literature3
CRW160Introduction to Writing Poetry3
CRW170Introduction to Writing Fiction3
CRW172Introduction to Comic Book Writing3
CRW180Introduction to Writing Nonfiction3
CRW190Introduction to Screenwriting3
THE118Playwriting3
 
Series II: Credits:9
Students must complete three (3) of the following courses for a total of nine (9) credits.
CRW202The Writer as Witness3
CRW203Dialogue3
CRW204Journaling3
CRW220Intermediate Writing Children's Literature3
CRW251Topics in Creative Writing3
CRW260Intermediate Poetry Writing3
CRW261Topics in Writing: Poetry3
CRW270Intermediate Fiction Writing3
CRW271Topics in Writing: Fiction3
CRW272Planning and Structuring the Novel3
CRW273Writing the Novel3
CRW274Revising the Novel3
CRW281Topics in Writing: Non-Fiction3
CRW290Intermediate Screenwriting3
CRW291Topics in Writing: Plays3
Course Sequence by Term
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:3
CRW+++++Any CRW Creative Writing prefixed course not listed under Required Courses area.1-3
ENG235Magazine Article Writing3
ENG/THE260Film Analysis3
ENH+++++Any ENH English Humanities prefixed course3
HUM/THF210Contemporary Cinema3
Free Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:None
None

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