Length of Program: 90 Credits
Completion Award: A.A. Degree
Faculty and Advising Contacts
The 90-credit Associate in Arts degree is designed to meet the general education requirements at Washington State four-year institutions and prepares students for baccalaureate majors in English with a Creative Writing option, as well as other majors and graduate programs in History, Humanities, Social Science, Law, Business and Education.
Creative Writing — What is it?
Creative writing, as an art form, encourages the written expression of human thoughts, feelings and ideas. Through reading and analysis of great literary artists, creative writing taps the imagination and talent of writers using various genres, narrative strategies, literary styles, and poetic verse.
Areas of Study in Creative Writing:
Poetry, Short Stories, Essays, Playwriting, Screenplays, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Memoirs, Biographies, Travel Writing, and Literary Critique.
Career Opportunities — What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing?
Students who major in English/Creative Writing develop a broad range of skills that transfer into multiple careers to include: journalism, technical writing, freelance writing, editing, advertising, publishing, sales, marketing, publicity, promotion, public relations, media relations, business and industry, fiction, poetry and non-fiction writing.
Potential employers include:
Magazines, Newspapers, and other Publishing Companies, Broadcast Media Companies (Television, Radio and Film Industry), Government Agencies, Public and Private Schools, Colleges and Universities, Libraries, Museums, Non-Profit Organizations, Advertising Agencies, Public Relations Firms, Businesses and Corporations. For more, please visit Career Counseling.