(SIMS Code: 112172)
The Department of English and Comparative Literature offers the certificate in creative writing in order to provide a structured and multifaceted curriculum for those who wish to pursue their interest in writing creative nonfiction, literary translation, poetry, scripts for the screen, and/or short fiction. The certificate program is a unique immersion in the study and practice of the writer’s art.
The certificate is designed for students wishing to update, structure, and formalize their knowledge and interest in the study of the writer’s art. Teachers and other professionals will use the certificate for advancement in employment; all other aspiring writers serious about their craft will be able to build a writing portfolio, develop regular writing practices, and formalize their training.
A maximum of six units of transfer credit may be applied to the certificate. A maximum of six units may be substituted with other English and comparative literature courses with consent of the adviser. Students should consult with the adviser before selecting any courses in order to develop an individualized program of study.
A minimum grade point average of 3.0 or better must be maintained in certificate coursework, with no less than a grade of C (2.0) in any course.