Creative Writing

Go from practiced to polished.

Welcome to one of the nation's most prestigious open-enrollment creative writing programs.

Creative Writing at UCLA Extension

Go to any bookstore, and you'll find our writers.

Whether you're looking to improve your writing for personal fulfillment, or to have a career doing what you love, you'll find education that matches your inspiration here. You'll find a supportive environment of instructors and fellow students to help you on your journey.

Go beyond the fundamentals with certificates in fiction and nonfiction writing. Or focus on a specific area, like a specialization in short fiction.

You can even prepare for your MFA with our MFA Application Prep.

We've even got scholarships and prizes to take you further, faster.

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Find a path that works for you.

My UCLA Extension coursework, teachers, and colleagues have shaped my writing life, fueled the creation of my novel, and provided continual inspiration.

Michael Sudmeier
Former Writers' Program student and Wyoming Arts Council fiction fellowship recipient
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