Creative Writing Certificate Capstone
WRITING X 460
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Reflect on your experience in the Certificate in Creative Writing program in this course that guides you in gathering a portfolio of your work and summary of your learning.
What you can learn.
- Review the writing completed during the certificate to compile your strongest pieces into a portfolio
- Develop an Artist’s Statement that summarizes your personal thoughts about writing and how you should do it
- Identify key moments in your certificate program that helped you develop stronger skills
- Participate in a supportive community helping you transition out of classes and into the field
About this course:
Creative writers benefit from opportunities to assess their growth, review their work, and reflect on their learning and artistic development. The Creative Writing Capstone satisfies the final requirement for Certificate in Creative Writing candidates by providing a structured environment in which to engage in these activities. Students provide a sample of their writing which they will develop into a portfolio representative of their skills, revising it once with peer input. A reflective essay project encourages students to measure their creative progress during their time in the program and documents important lessons learned. An artist’s statement generated in this course articulates each student's approach to writing. By the end of the course, students complete a portfolio of writing and a clear assessment of their own personal growth and achievements during the program, and they engage in preliminary career planning to identify their professional and creative next steps.