Creative Writing C.S.

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Creative Writing C.S.

Department: English/Literature

Total Credit Hours: 16 credits

What Is Creative Writing C.S.?

Earning a Certificate of Specialization in creative writing provides students the opportunity to hone their skills and abilities in a variety of forms of creative writing, as well as the practices of publishing writing.

Occupational Outlook

Employment of writers and authors is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Strong competition is expected for full-time jobs because many people are attracted to this occupation.

Salary Outlook

In the state of Missouri, the median annual wage for writers and authors is $61,240.

Exceptional performers can earn in excess of $105,710 per year.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.

Required Courses

SCC Institutional Requirements

  • Complete specific program requirements as listed below.
  • Complete a minimum of 15 credit hours or the certificate requirements whichever is less at SCC.
  • Earn a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.
General Education Requirements (0 credits)
Core Course Requirements (16 credits)
Creative Writing Foundation ENG 201 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
Area One:Publication Practices
(Choose 1)
ENG 202 or  Creative Writing II or 3
ENG 203 Self-Publishing Workshop
Area Two:Writing Workshops
(Choose 2):
ENG 200 or Book Writing Workshop or 6
ENG 206 or Fiction Writing or
ENG 207 or Poetry Writing or
ENG 208 or Writing for Stage and Screen or
ENG 209 or Writing Creative Nonfiction or
ENG 250 or Advanced Creative Writing Workshop or
ENG 299 Topics in Creative Writing
Area Three:Literature Requirement
(Choose 1)
LIT 215 or Introduction to Poetry or 3
LIT 230 or Contemporary Fiction or
LIT 240 or Contemporary Literature or
LIT XXX LIT course with department chair permission
Creative Writing Capstone ENG 298 Creative Writing Portfolio 1
Total Required Hours: 16 credits

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