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.
|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)|
||Class(es) in Writing for Stage & Screen (Contact the Performing Arts Program)
|TOTAL CERTIFICATE UNITS/HOURS||15|
One 3-credit MPC literature course can be substituted for a Creative Writing course in meeting the 15-credit Certificate Program requirement -- but one of the introductory Creative Writing courses -- ENGL 31 or 32 -- must still be taken even if a literature course is substituted for the other, or another Creative Writing course.
All courses must be taken at MPC.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (831) 645-1321 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