Academic Certificate in Creative Writing
Rio Salado College
Rio Salado’s Academic Certificate in Creative Writing gives students access to a community of writers and creative writing activities and workshops. Established authors provide instruction and offer guidance on improving writing techniques and marketing their works. Creative writing courses include writing stories, fiction, and nonfiction, memoirs, novels, and creating effective scenes. Electives include magazine article writing, modern fiction, children’s literature, and contemporary cinema.
The Academic Certificate (AC) in Creative Writing is designed to provide students and professional writers with access to a community of writers and creative writing activities, instruction and guidance from established authors, and ongoing support in improving their writing skills and marketing their work. As students take courses in the program, they will build a portfolio of original work that may be used to seek admittance to a bachelor's or master's level creative writing program or that may include work to be submitted for publication. The program offers classes, workshops, and other activities such as readings and contests, which are accessible to writers of all levels regardless of academic or professional standing.
The program serves many students, especially women, minorities, seniors, and working adults, who are under-represented in traditional creative writing programs because of cultural, dialect or language differences, scheduling difficulties, financial need, or lack of academic experience.
Completion of the certificate does not lead to a particular degree program, but may aid students in their pursuit of a career in the writing professions and in their continued enjoyment of writing for personal growth. The total amount of credits required for this certificate is 24, and students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.
Degree Level: Certificate
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Rio Salado College is a community college located in Tempe, Arizona that was originally founded in 1967 as one of the 10 Maricopa County community colleges. Since 1996, the school has offered online classes and, starting in 2006, a majority of the courses have been transferred online. The school is recognized as a leader in Higher Education with specialization in distance learning and online education. Part of the mission of Rio Salado is to aim to transform the experience of learning through offering students choice, access, and flexibility; customized high quality learning designs; and personalized services and organizational responsiveness.
RSC offers online programs, certificates, academic certificates, and associate's degrees. Online education is one of the most prominent academic programs at the college.
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