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Creative Writing

Program Information

The Creative Writing certificate program will provide students with a focus in the written creative arts including screenwriting and playwriting, the writing of creative nonfiction, poetry, and fiction, and writing for children and young adults. This may culminate in a capstone in one or multiple genres.

  • By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning goals:

    1. Demonstrate critical knowledge of a wide range of creative writing and a variety of diverse cultural viewpoints;
    2. Demonstrate expertise in critical analysis of professional works of literature as writers (reading as writers);
    3. Demonstrate knowledge of genres and aesthetics by learning to write well in many forms. This includes a basic command of grammar;
    4. Demonstrate intellectual discipline by narrowing one’s creative focus and energies to produce the most effective work while meeting deadlines and managing time effectively; and
    5. Demonstrate habits of creativity in the forms of creative problemsolving, experimentation, inventiveness, and revision.
    • A minimum of 12 semester credits must be completed at ARCC.
    • A minimum grade of C must be earned in all program and additional requirements.
    • Students must complete a Certificate Application
    • Certificate Applications are available online, in the Office of Records & Registration, and in the Advising Center. Submit a completed form to the Office of Records & Registration.
  • 7 credits

    ENGL 1120* OR ENGL 1121* Cross-Current College Writing and Critical Reading OR College Writing and Critical Reading  4
    ENGL 2241* Introduction to Creative Writing 3
    *Course has prerequisite - see course schedule or catalog description.
  • Choose two of the following:

    ENGL 2261* Creative Nonfiction Writing 3
    ENGL 2262* Poetry Writing 3
    ENGL 2263* Fiction Writing 3

    Choose two of the following:

    ENGL 2251* Creative Writing for Stage and Screen 3
    ENGL 2271* Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults 3
    ENGL 2281* A Writer’s Life: Paths to Publication 3
    ENGL 2291^ Manuscript Development 3
    *Course has prerequisite - see course schedule or catalog description.
    ^Course requires Instructor permission.

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