Creative Writing Certificate

This certificate is designed for students who wish to write poems, fiction, or nonfiction, to improve their writing and abilities through workshops taught by practitioners, and possibly to go on to graduate programs in creative writing and careers such as teaching and editing. The program is also for students who wish to broaden their perspectives of literature to include that of the writer.

Creative Writing Certificate

Creative Writing Certificate Requirements

* Creative Writing Certificate Checklist
This electronic requirement checklist can be completed and used during advising sessions or utilized to track the progress toward your certificate completion.
  • A total of 18 credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA is required.
  • English Composition (ENGL 1001) is the prerequisite required before any coursework is completed.
  • Although not required, it is highly recommended to complete the composition sequence (ENGL 2089: Intermediate Composition or equivalent) prior to beginning coursework.
  • No credit toward the Creative Writing Certificate is earned for 2000 level composition courses.

(1) At least one course from this list: 

ENGL 2010 Introduction to Creative Writing Multi: Poetry & Prose
ENGL 2011 Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction
ENGL 2013 Introduction to Literary Nonfiction
ENGL 2015 Introduction to Screenwriting
ENGL 2017 Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry
ENGL 2027 Introduction to Creative Writing: Drama

(2) At least one Forms Course:

ENGL 3085 Forms of Poetry
ENGL 3086 Forms of Fiction
ENGL 3087 Forms of Literary Nonfiction

(3) At least one Creative Writing Course at the 3000-level or above:

ENGL 3015 Poetry and Sound
ENGL 3022 Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy
ENGL 3023 Writing the Mystery
ENGL 3025 Writing Historical Fiction
ENGL 3026 Writing Fiction with a Global Vision
ENGL 3027 Writing Comic Fiction
ENGL 3028 Memoir as Literature
ENGL 3030 Writing the Love Poem
ENGL 3031 The Poet as Actor: Persona and Voice in Poetry
ENGL 3032 Music and Poetry
ENGL 3033 Writing Prose Poetry and Flash Fiction
ENGL 3034 Audiopoetics
ENGL 3049 Creative Writing and Social Change
ENGL 3053 Writing Fiction in the Digital Age
ENGL 3054 Creative Writing Pedagogy
ENGL 4012 Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction*
ENGL 4013 Intermediate Literary Nonfiction*
ENGL 4017 Intermediate Creative Writing: Poetry*
ENGL 5111 Senior Writing Seminar: Fiction*
ENGL 5113 Senior Writing Seminar: Literary Nonfiction*
ENGL 5114 Senior Writing Seminar: Creative Writing and Research*
ENGL 5115 Senior Writing Seminar: Hybrid Forms*
ENGL 5117 Senior Writing Seminar: Poetry*

*This course has prerequisites.

 

(4) Two additional Creative Writing courses:

ENGL 2010 Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry & Prose
ENGL 2011 Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction
ENGL 2013 Introduction to Literary Nonfiction
ENGL 2015 Introduction to Screenwriting
ENGL 2017 Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry
ENGL 2027 Introduction to Creative Writing: Drama
ENGL 3015 Poetry and Sound
ENGL 3022 Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy
ENGL 3023 Writing the Mystery
ENGL 3025 Writing Historical Fiction
ENGL 3026 Writing Fiction with a Global Vision
ENGL 3027 Writing Comic Fiction
ENGL 3028 Memoir as Literature
ENGL 3030 Writing the Love Poem
ENGL 3031 The Poet as Actor: Persona and Voice in Poetry
ENGL 3032 Music and Poetry
ENGL 3033 Writing Prose Poetry and Flash Fiction
ENGL 3034 Audiopoetics
ENGL 3049 Creative Writing and Social Change
ENGL 3053 Writing Fiction in the Digital Age
ENGL 3054 Creative Writing Pedagogy
ENGL 3085 Forms of Poetry
ENGL 3086 Forms of Fiction
ENGL 3087 Forms of Literary Nonfiction
ENGL 4012 Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction
ENGL 4013 Intermediate Literary Nonfiction
ENGL 4017 Intermediate Creative Writing: Poetry
ENGL 5111 Senior Writing Seminar: Fiction
ENGL 5113 Senior Writing Seminar: Literary Nonfiction
ENGL 5114 Senior Writing Seminar: Creative Writing and Research
ENGL 5115 Senior Writing Seminar: Hybrid Forms
ENGL 5117 Senior Writing Seminar: Poetry

(5) One English elective at the 2000-level or above*

*No English elective credit is given for 2000-level composition courses (ENGL 2089 or its equivalent)