The certificate can be earned in six to nine months, depending on the student’s preferred pace of study.
Learn more about applying What can you do with a creative writing degree? All English majors are required to take two writing intensive courses from among the following: ENG 334, 337, 448.
Program graduate Marshal Carper '09 is a freelance writer and content marketing consultant. She is the author of three novels -The Tapestry Baby, Without Wings and Winsome's Delight - and the short story collection The Paradise Ranch. At least 42 credits of the required 120 credits must include upper division (300-400 level) courses.
Building on the success of the university’s nationally distinguished MFA in Writing program, the newly formed School of Creative and Professional Writing incorporates Spalding’s two existing graduate writing programs—the MFA and a post-baccalaureate certificate in creative writing—as well as a newly created Master of Arts in Writing program, currently pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Kathleen Driskell, the current MFA program director, steps into the role of chair of the School of Creative and Professional Writing.
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Professional Writing is a leading-edge program that incorporates both the development of students’ writing abilities as well as an understanding of the latest technologies and information environments.As an English major with a concentration in creative writing from California University of Pennsylvania, you will progress from the fundamentals to advanced techniques of fiction, drama, poetry and nonfiction.This bachelor's degree program gives you the creative and critical expertise to express yourself in compelling literary works - and prepares you to apply professional writing skills to a wide range of careers.Additionally, MAW students may opt to matriculate into the MFA program, allowing Spalding students to earn a master’s degree on the way to completing the terminal MFA, and for about the same costs as the MFA program alone.The School of Creative and Professional Writing expects to admit its first MAW students for its Fall 2019 semester, which begins in November.Together, the three programs create a three-tiered offering for writers seeking graduate education in writing in one, two or four semesters, all offered in a low-residency format.“With our existing programs in creative writing, Spalding is already one of the most innovative and affordable graduate writing programs in the U. “With the addition of the MAW and our new status as a school of writing, Spalding becomes one of the most innovative, comprehensive and affordable low-residency graduate writing schools in the country.” Here’s a summary of the three programs: ● One semester: The 15-credit-hour Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Creative Writing is earned in a single semester of creative writing study.He has published a novel, The Cauliflower Chronicles, and co-authored three books about martial arts. — Nineteen years after launching the state’s first Master of Fine Arts in Writing program, Spalding University is announcing another first: the creation of a new School of Creative and Professional Writing, the first and only school of writing in Kentucky.A semester in the creative writing track provides the time, focus, and mentoring expertise that can make all the difference in a memoir, screenplay, or other creative writing project.Employers sometimes reimburse educational expenses. The certificate program offers concentrations in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, writing for children & young adults, screenwriting, playwriting and professional writing.