Creative Writing

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Joshua R. Rathkamp

Residential Faculty - English


This program is part of the English Department.

Creative Writing

Hemingway. Angelou. Rowling. Tarantino. Springsteen. Five 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.

Transfer to a University

A list of available transfer options for the Creative Writing program
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Associate in Arts Arizona State University Bachelor of Arts in English
Associate in Arts Arizona State University Bachelor of Arts in English (Creative Writing)

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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.