AC Creative Writing
Academic Plan Code
MCCCD Program Detail
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.
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.
Students who wish to enroll in the Creative Writing program must complete a formal application; contact Program Director.
What You’ll Learn
This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Analyze the aesthetic values and literary styles of diverse eras and cultures.
- Evaluate the technical elements and theories of literature across multiple genres.
- Interpret the effects of technical craft elements in published literary works.
- Explore the dynamic relationships among people, culture, and the physical world.
- Demonstrate social responsibility and ethical behavior toward the creation of original works in a culturally diverse world.
- Engage the creative process through problem-solving, experimentation, and inspiration to produce original works across multiple genres.
- Apply the peer review workshop process to explore, develop, and revise original writing.
- Develop one-on-one relationships with creative writing mentors.
- Create a portfolio of publication ready work.
Program Prerequisites Credits: None
Required Courses Credits: 21
|ENG210||Creative Writing (3) may be substituted for CRW150 with permission of Program Director.|
|CRW150||Introduction to Creative Writing||3|
|CRW200||must be repeated for a total of two (2) credits.|
|CRW200||Readings for Writers (1)||2|
|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.|
|CRW120||Introduction to Writing Children's Literature||3|
|CRW160||Introduction to Writing Poetry||3|
|CRW170||Introduction to Writing Fiction||3|
|CRW172||Introduction to Comic Book Writing||3|
|CRW180||Introduction to Writing Nonfiction||3|
|CRW190||Introduction to Screenwriting||3|
|Series II: Credits:||9|
|Students must complete three (3) of the following courses for a total of nine (9) credits.|
|CRW202||The Writer as Witness||3|
|CRW220||Intermediate Writing Children's Literature||3|
|CRW251||Topics in Creative Writing||3|
|CRW260||Intermediate Poetry Writing||3|
|CRW261||Topics in Writing: Poetry||3|
|CRW270||Intermediate Fiction Writing||3|
|CRW271||Topics in Writing: Fiction||3|
|CRW272||Planning and Structuring the Novel||3|
|CRW273||Writing the Novel||3|
|CRW274||Revising the Novel||3|
|CRW281||Topics in Writing: Non-Fiction||3|
|CRW291||Topics in Writing: Plays||3|
|CRW+++++ Any CRW Creative Writing prefixed course not listed under Required Courses area.||1-3|
|ENG235||Magazine Article Writing||3|
|ENH+++++ Any ENH English Humanities prefixed course||3|
Free Restricted Electives
This Academic Certificate is associated with
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