Work with published authors to hone your creative writing skills.
The online Creative Writing Certificate at MSC Southeast offers you an in-depth, accelerated introduction to the writing craft. What would have taken you years of practice and research you’ll learn in four semesters under the guidance of experienced faculty. Each course you take in the creative writing certificate will deepen your understanding of writing as a practice and a craft.
Though you will study fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and publishing, each class will expand on the various writing forms, devices, techniques, and structures that you will need to become an experienced writer. In addition to sharpening and expanding your writing, you will also read and respond critically to your peers, as well as to a variety of foundational to contemporary works.
This certificate will challenge you not only to develop your own natural talents in the writing craft, but also to work on your less developed areas. When you complete the certificate, you will have developed a polished portfolio of workshopped, edited, and publishable work.
All courses in the Creative Writing Certificate are available 100% online. In addition, students who are working toward the Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and Science can complete the Creative Writing Certificate as an area of emphasis by selecting creative writing coursework to satisfy elective requirements.
Please note: As a stand-alone certificate, this program is not eligible for financial aid. Please contact a MSCS Financial Aid counselor if you have questions.