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Creative Writing Certificate Program

Required Courses

The Certificate Program in Creative Writing is a 33-credit program designed to help students grow as writers and readers. Guided by our accomplished faculty, students will take a sequence of literature and creative writing courses, have opportunities to interact with visiting writers, and attend readings, workshops, festivals and other special events. The program culminates in a capstone course, Portfolio Development, designed to help students prepare to apply to four-year writing programs and develop manuscripts for publication.

Students successfully completing the 33 credits of work required to earn the Certificate in Creative Writing may elect to continue their education, earning the A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts after completing 28 additional hours as stipulated.

Here is a link to descriptions of our English courses.

View and download a PDF file from the College Catalog for a description of the Creative Writing program that includes a list of courses needed to complete the certificate.

For more information, contact Jeffrey Markovitz at 215-751-8954 or email him at