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Creative Writing

Degree Type: Certificate
College(s): College of Arts and Sciences

Why Choose the Creative Writing Certificate?

With its dual emphasis on writing and reading creative works, a Creative Writing certificate encourages students to improve communicative and language skills while developing creative and critical faculties. Producing, as well as reading and responding to creative texts, allows students to develop analytical skills and problem-solving skills; fosters an appreciation for language as both an expressive and a communicative medium; and encourages students to develop a deeper understanding of human nature, contemporary society, and the role of the individual in today's world.

Admission Requirements

This Creative Writing certificate is open to any student admitted to Ferris State University. The certificate is designed to complement any Ferris major program, or to provide additional post-baccalaureate skills and training. 

Graduation Requirements

Completion of this certificate requires a minimum of 9 credits and a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher in these courses.  At least 50% of the credits for the certificate must be Ferris State University credits.  

More Information

Advisor: Dr. Deirdre Fagan
Phone: 591-3031

Department of English, Literature, and World Languages
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive / ASC 3080
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 591-3988

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Creative Writing Certificate - 9 Credits

Required Courses
Intro to Creative Writing
Adv Creative Writing Workshop
Additional Requirements - 3 Credits 
These courses are not used to calculate the major GPA requirement.
Choose One:
Intro to World Short Fiction
World Drama
World Novels
Contemporary Literature