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Creative Writing C.S.
Applying is easy! We have an open-admission policy, which means if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent, you’re in and we can’t wait to see you in the halls.
Creative Writing C.S.
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.
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.
In the state of Missouri, the median annual wage for writers and authors is $61,240.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.
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
|ENG 202 or||Creative Writing II or||3|
|ENG 203||Self-Publishing Workshop|
|Area Two:Writing Workshops
|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
|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|