Creative Writing

Creative Writing - AC

This program is not eligible for VA Education Benefits or Military Tuition Assistance

This program is not eligible for Financial Aid
Major: 
6224N
Effective term: 
2019 Fall
Final term: 
9999
Award: 
AC
Total credits required: 
24
Program Availability: 
Shared by CG, EM, GC, MC, PC, PV, RS, SC
Description

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.

Program 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

++ indicates any suffixed course.

Admission criteria

Students who wish to enroll in the Creative Writing program must complete a formal application; contact Program Director.

None
Requirements
Credits:21
ENG210Creative Writing (3) may be substituted for CRW150 with permission of Program Director.
CRW150Introduction to Creative Writing 3
 
CRW200must be repeated for a total of two (2) credits.
CRW200Readings for Writers (1) 2
 
CRW201Portfolio 1
 
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 Literature 3
CRW160Introduction to Writing Poetry 3
CRW170Introduction to Writing Fiction 3
CRW172Introduction to Comic Book Writing 3
CRW180Introduction to Writing Nonfiction 3
CRW190Introduction to Screenwriting 3
THE118Playwriting 3
 
Series II: Credits: 9
Students must complete three (3) of the following courses for a total of nine (9) credits.
CRW202The Writer as Witness 3
CRW203Dialogue 3
CRW204Journaling 3
CRW220Intermediate Writing Children's Literature 3
CRW251Topics in Creative Writing 3
CRW260Intermediate Poetry Writing 3
CRW261Topics in Writing: Poetry 3
CRW270Intermediate Fiction Writing 3
CRW271Topics in Writing: Fiction 3
CRW272Planning and Structuring the Novel 3
CRW273Writing the Novel 3
CRW274Revising the Novel 3
CRW281Topics in Writing: Non-Fiction 3
CRW290Intermediate Screenwriting 3
CRW291Topics in Writing: Plays 3
Restricted Electives
Credits:3
CRW+++++ Any CRW Creative Writing prefixed course not listed under Required Courses area. 1-3
ENG235Magazine Article Writing 3
ENG/THE260Film Analysis 3
ENH+++++ Any ENH English Humanities prefixed course 3
HUM/THF210Contemporary Cinema 3
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Competencies
  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)