Why earn a creative writing certificate from CCSF?
This certificate offers an interdisciplinary approach to creative expression and provides excellent preparation for a job in the publishing industry or a degree in creative writing. Many courses are UC/CSU transferable, and some fulfill general education requirements for CSU.
- Discover your voice through artistic expression
- Join a writers' community
- Experience publishing, editing, graphic design, & literary event planning
- Learn from the Visiting Writers Series
- Produce Forum, a top Bay Area Lit Mag
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Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Identify craft elements of creative writing.
- Analyze and critically discuss published and unpublished literary work for its literary merit.
- Analyze and critically discuss the relationship between culture and literary expression.
- Compose original creative works in different genres.
- Demonstrate skills used in the publication process.
- Design, plan, and present literary expression in the community.
- P4P (Poetry for the People) Readings
- Forum Readings
- Visiting Writers Series
- Theatre Arts Productions
- City Shorts
- Photography Exhibits
- Etc. Magazine
Past Visiting Writers
- Alejandro Murguia
- Brenda Hillman
- DA Powell
- Maceo Montoya
- Mary Szybist
- Peter Orner
- Rusty Morrison
- Thomas Sayers Ellis