Creative Writing Certificate

Division: Language Arts


The Creative Writing Certificate is designed for students seeking a broad appreciation of literature and increased skills in communication. In particular, it provides students with the opportunity to pursue their interest in creative writing through intensive study and practice of the literary arts. Students will immerse themselves in a structured, focused, and multi-faceted curriculum of the writer's art by studying literature and honing their own writing skills to create original, polished works of poetry and prose. Students will read, write, and engage in dialogue about creative works in a supportive workshop environment. The certificate requires a total of 18 units. To earn a certificate, students will complete the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all coursework must be completed at Cypress College.

Required Course (3 units):
ENGL 105 CIntro to Creative Writing3
Electives - select 15 units from the following list:15
Introduction to Literature3
Honors Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Screenwriting3
Introduction to Poetry Writing3
Introduction to Short Story Writing3
Introduction to Creative Nonfiction Writing3
Literary Journal Publication3
Total Units18