Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Professional and Creative Writing, Certificate

The Professional and Creative Writing Certificate Program is designed to expand the skills and knowledge of students interested in writing. The certificate program prepares students for work as writers, editors or teachers, but also for jobs in any field that requires creative thinking and clear expression. Drawing on the diverse talents of faculty throughout the campus community, the program offers students intensive, practical experience in writing in their choice of creative genres (poetry, fiction, drama, screenplays, and multimedia) as well as job-oriented courses in professional, technical, and scientific writing.  Students write and revise in intensive workshops of limited size and take additional courses in the craft and history of their area of concentration. In addition, students get practical, real-world writing experience through internship programs in the Los Angeles area.