Creative Writing C.S.

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Creative Writing C.S.

Department: English/Literature

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.

Occupational Outlook

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.

Salary Outlook

In the state of Missouri, the median annual wage for writers and authors is $61,240.

105K
Exceptional performers can earn in excess of $105,710 per year.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.

Required Courses

SubjectCourseTitleCredits
Core Course Requirements (16 credits)
Creative Writing Foundation ENG 201 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
Area One: Publication Practices
Choose 1 course from the following:
ENG 202 or  Creative Writing II 3
ENG 203 Self-Publishing Workshop
Area Two: Writing Workshops
Choose 2 courses from the following:
ENG 200 or Book Writing Workshop 6
ENG 206 or Fiction Writing
ENG 207 or Poetry Writing
ENG 208 or Writing for Stage and Screen
ENG 209 or Writing Creative Nonfiction
ENG 210 or Writing Science Fiction, Fantasy and Surrealism 
ENG 250 or Advanced Creative Writing Workshop
ENG 299 Topics in Creative Writing
Area Three: Publication Practices Any LIT Any Literature Course 3
Creative Writing Capstone ENG 298 Creative Writing Portfolio 1
Total Required Hours: 16 credits

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