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Creative Writing

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

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Quick Info

Program Code

15CERT2-CWRT

Duration

1 years

Admission Criteria

Selective

Location

Main Campus

Department

English & Comparative Literature
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences

Contact

248 McMicken Hall
PO Box 210069
Cincinnati,OH  45221-0069
Email: English.ArtSci@uc.edu
Phone: 513-556-5924

Career Possibilities

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.

Curriculum

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Creative Writing Certificate Curriculum Guide

Predominant Program

    Creative Writing Certificate Requirements
    • ENGLxxxx, One 2000-Level Writing Course from group below, 3
    • ENGLxxxx, One Forms Course from group below, 3
    • ENGLxxxx, One 4000-Level Writing Course from group below, 3
    • ENGLxxxx, One 6000-Level Writing Course from group below, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Two ENGL, ENGB or ENGC courses at 2000-level or above, 6
    Groupings:
    Introductory CW Courses
    • ENGL2010, Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry & Prose , FA, HU, 3
    • ENGL2010, Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry & Prose , FA, HU, 3
    • ENGL2010, Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry & Prose , FA, HU, 3
    • ENGL2010, Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry & Prose , FA, HU, 3
    • ENGL2010, Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry & Prose , FA, HU, 3
    • ENGL2011, Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction, FA, HU, 3
    • ENGL2011, Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction, FA, HU, 3
    • ENGL2012, Intermediate Fiction, FA, 3
    • ENGL2013, Introduction to Creative Nonfiction, FA, 3
    • ENGL2013, Introduction to Creative Nonfiction, FA, 3
    • ENGL2013, Introduction to Creative Nonfiction, FA, 3
    • ENGL2013, Introduction to Creative Nonfiction, FA, 3
    • ENGL2013, Introduction to Creative Nonfiction, FA, 3
    • ENGL2015, Introduction to Screenwriting, FA, HU, 3
    • ENGL2017, Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry, FA, HU, 3
    • ENGL2017, Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry, FA, HU, 3
    • ENGL2018, Intermediate Poetry, FA, 3
    • ENGL2027, Introduction to Creative Writing: Drama, FA, HU, 3
    • ENGL2027, Introduction to Creative Writing: Drama, FA, HU, 3
    • ENGL2027, Introduction to Creative Writing: Drama, FA, HU, 3
    • ENGL2027, Introduction to Creative Writing: Drama, FA, HU, 3
    • ENGL2027, Introduction to Creative Writing: Drama, FA, HU, 3
    3000-Level or above CW Courses
    • ENGL3015, Poetry and Sound, 3
    • ENGL3022, Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy, 3
    • ENGL3023, Writing the Mystery, 3
    • ENGL3025, Writing Historical Fiction, 3
    • ENGL3026, Writing Fiction with a Global Vision, 3
    • ENGL3027, Writing Comic Fiction, 3
    • ENGL3028, Memoir as Literature, 3
    • ENGL3030, Writing the Love Poem, 3
    • ENGL3031, The Poet as Actor: Persona and Voice in Poetry, 3
    • ENGL3032, Music and Poetry, 3
    • ENGL3033, Writing Prose Poetry and Flash Fiction, 3
    • ENGL3034, Audiopoetics, 3
    • ENGL4011, Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction, 3
    • ENGL4012, Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction, 3
    • ENGL4013, Intermediate Creative Nonfiction, 3
    • ENGL4017, Intermediate Creative Writing: Poetry, 3
    • ENGL6011, Senior Writing Seminar: Fiction, 3
    • ENGL6013, Senior Writing Seminar: Creative Nonfiction, 3
    • ENGL6017, Senior Writing Seminar: Poetry, 3
    Elective
    • XXXXxxxx, Must be in one of the disciplines: ENGB, ENGC, ENGL, 3
    Forms Course
    • ENGL3085, Forms of Poetry, 3
    • ENGL3086, Forms of Fiction, FA, HU, 3

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

Students in McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-extensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources.

Admission Requirements

Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the certificate to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the certificate program using our online form.

 

In addition, you must meet with the program director so that they are aware that you are pursuing the certificate and can advise you appropriately. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your certificate.

 

Students not currently pursuing a degree may declare the certificate after establishing non-matriculated status.

Graduation Requirements

Make sure that you have declared the certificate program online. Next, make sure that the certificate program director is aware of when you are finishing the program. If you are pursuing another bachelor's degree, then your certificate will be reviewed at the time that you submit your separate degree application.

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.