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Maya Angelou to Ernest Hemingway to Guillermo Del Toro and Kendrick Lamar. Masters of their craft who share one thing in common. Each started their brilliant career as a student of creative writing.
The creative writer is different from the journalist, the academic, or the technical writer. Creative writers are novelists and playwrights, poets and songwriters who write novellas, sonnets, screenplays, ballads, and more. Creative writers ignite the imagination of their audience with the expression of ideas, emotions, and of stories. They create their art with the written word.
From writing mystery stories to structuring a novel to crafting a poem, the Creative Writing program at MCC will provide you with what you need to begin your journey as a creative writer.
Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.
|At MCC, get an...||Specialize in...||Transfer to...||To get a...||Courses|
|Associate in Arts||Creative Writing Emphasis||Arizona State University||English (Creative Writing) (Bachelor of Arts)||Pathway Map|
The Creative Writing program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.
|Occupation / Title||Annual Median Wage|
|Computer Occupations, All Other||$80,280|
|Interpreters and Translators||$38,110|
|Writers and Authors||$53,790|
|Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.|
You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.
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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.
Advising for the Creative Writing program is available through the English department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.