2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Creative Writing

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

Program Requirements

Creative Writing, Certificate Program Checksheet


  • Certificate Courses and Elective Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

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.

More Information

Advisor: Dr. Deirdre Fagan
Phone: 231-591-3031

Department of English, Literature, and World Languages
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive / ASC 3080
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-3988

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