Creative Writing Certificate Capstone
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.
Summer 2021 Schedule
Course content is delivered through an online learning platform where you can engage with your instructor and classmates. There are no required live meetings, but assignments are due regularly.
Enrollment limited to 12 students. Restricted course; only Creative Writing Certificate students who have completed 18 units are eligible to enroll.
This course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.