Explore methodologies across all writing categories as you refine both your personal style and voice utilizing the most effective tools and techniques.
Schedule flexibility combined with a variety of elective options allows you to tailor the curriculum based on personal interests and skill sets.
Students should be able to complete the entire certificate program in 2.5 years or less depending on their work load.
Students must pass all 14 units of required classes, 2 units of Literature, and choose 12 units from our listed electives in order to receive the certificate.
Students use analytical skills presented in the course to critique each others' drafts of poems written during the quarter. Advanced composition course or equivalent writing experience strongly recommended. Intended for students with little or no formal training in the elements of writing fiction, this course emphasizes the processes and assumptions unique to fiction writing and the development of a personal voice.
Students analyze technique and form in works of various authors. Advanced composition course or equivalent writing experience strongly recommended.
Writers who are serious about their craft can create a custom course of study to prepare for graduate programs in creative writing.
In this post-baccalaureate certificate program, students hone their craft, formalize their training and build a solid portfolio of work for application to MFA and MA/ programs in writing.
Grammar Lab and The Art and Craft of Creative Writing are prerequisites for Novel Writing and Memoir Writing.
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