Providing a structured, multi-faceted curriculum for those who wish to pursue their interest in writing short fiction, novels, poetry, and/or creative nonfiction, The Creative Writing Certificate Program is a unique 15-credit (5 course) immersion in the study and practice of the writer's art.
The program makes extensive use of the writing workshop environment, in which class members and the instructor create a working community of writers dedicated to their own writing and attentive to the writing of others. The workshop aids each writer in making his or her work as strong as it can be.
Completion of this program is noted on student transcripts and may be cited in applying to university Creative Writing, English, Journalism, Humanities, Liberal Arts, and other programs.
Classes may be offered on campus or online. Consult the Schedule of Classes each semester for details.
|Choose one of the following two introductory creative writing courses:
|ENGL 31||Intro. to Creative Writing (3)
|ENGL 32||Creative Writing II (3)
|Select 12 units from the following:||12|
||Intro. to Creative Writing (3)
||Creative Writing II (3)
|ENGL 51||Fiction Writing (3)|
||Creative Nonfiction Writing (3)|
|ENGL 53||Poetry Writing (3)|
|ENGL 54||Novel Writing (3)|
||Novel Writing II (3)
|TOTAL CERTIFICATE UNITS/HOURS||15|
One of the following 3-credit MPC literature courses can be substituted for a Creative Writing course in meeting the 15-credit Certificate Program requirement. (Either ENGL 31 or 32 must still be taken if a literature course is substituted for the other, or for any other Creative Writing course):
ENGL 5: Introduction to Great Books
ENGL 11: Literature By and About Women
ENGL 17: Introduction to Shakespeare
ENGL 18: The Bible as Literature
ENGL 22: Introduction to Poetry
ENGL 40A: Survey of American Literature I
ENGL 43: Comics as Literature
ENGL 44: Survey of World Literature I
ENGL 45: Survey of World Literature II
ENGL 46: Survey of British Literature I
ENGL 47: Survey of British Literature II
All courses must be taken at MPC.
Please email email@example.com for additional information about the program or individual creative writing courses at MPC.
And please visit the Creative Writing Club, Scheherazade Magazine and MPC Guest Authors Series pages to learn more about the inspiring Creative Writing environment at Monterey Peninsula College.
Writers who have been awarded the
Certificate in Creative Writing include:
Tanya R. Fadem
Windsor Zachary Buzza
Stephanie England receives her Creative Writing Certificate
from Instructor/Program Coordinator Henry Marchand
Artemis Seay and Pam Schierer