Feb 04, 2023  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023

Creative Writing (A.A.)

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The Creative Writing A.A. degree offers students clearly articulated pathways designed for transfer to B.A. or B.F.A. programs in writing-related fields. This program of study develops strong writing and critical thinking skills while also advising students through a seamless transfer process. Accordingly, the program is structured so students can (1) deepen their creative skills through scaffolded course work, (2) broaden their experience with multiple genres, including fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, and playwriting, and (3) receive a broad academic preparation for a variety of career pathways. The program culminates in a portfolio course that guides students in revising professional-quality creative pieces, transfer opportunities, submission processes, and the next stages of their personal/professional lives as writers.

Mission Statement

The Creative Writing Program emphasizes writing in creative genres, preparing students for transfer to four-year writing programs, developing their professional skills, and providing them a foundation for writing careers.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify, evaluate, and utilize appropriate creative writing concepts in multiple genres.
  2. Produce their own written pieces across multiple creative genres that demonstrate creativity practices in the form of experimentation and craft.
  3. Select and use revision practices that enhance the content and structure of written pieces.
  4. Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving, and interpersonal skills within written and oral communication.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of human behavior, institutions, and societies in creative writing contexts.

First Semester

Total Credits: 15

Second Semester

Total Credits: 16

Third Semester

Total Credits: 15

Fourth Semester

Total Credits: 15

Total Program Credits: 61


  1. See advisor.

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