Winthrop University: Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing
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Graduate School
211 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-2204
800/411-7041 (tollfree)
803/323-2292 (fax)
gradschool@winthrop.edu

Graduate Certificate - Creative Writing Specialization

 

The Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing will allow students the opportunity to gain professional skills in producing original creative works suitable for professional publication. Through skill-based learning and intensive workshops, the curriculum grants students extensive experience and knowledge in drafting original literary content with a high level of craft, editing their own writing and others’ written works, in-depth revision processes, and publication strategies. Students have the option to specialize in a single genre (i.e. fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction) or follow a multi-genre approach.  

 

Program Director:

Dr. Dustin M. Hoffman

hoffmandm@winthrop.edu 

803/323/2545

 

 


Click below to learn more about the program!

 

      Time to completion: 1 year

      Total Credits: 12

      Format: Campus-based

        Course Title

        Semester Hours 

        WRIT 503 Creative Writing Theory 

        3 

        3 Courses from the following:  

        • WRIT 507 Advanced Fiction Writing 

        • WRIT 516 Poetry Writing II 

        • WRIT 510 Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing 

        • WRIT 511 Topics in Writing and Critical Communication (when approved by  
          Graduate Director)

         

         

         

         

         

        Total Semester Hours 

        12 

     

     

        Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing: No deadline, rolling admission

        Application requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing program include:

        • Complete the online Graduate School application with the non-refundable application fee.

        • Applicants for admission must have completed a baccalaureate degree with an overall GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale or be enrolled as a current Winthrop University graduate student in good standing.

        • Request official transcript(s) from all institutions attended for undergraduate and graduate coursework. Transcripts must be sent directly to Winthrop's Graduate School office from the issuing institution(s). 

        • Personal statement (400-600 words) and address the following prompt:

          • Describe your writing interests and goals.

          • Please draw on experiences and other pertinent background that show us what sets you apart from other candidates and help us understand your interest in the writing certificate program. 

     


    A minimum of 12 semester hours of WRIT courses must be taken in residence at Winthrop University. Students who completed their baccalaureate degree at Winthrop and took 3 or more of the required 500-level courses will not be eligible to pursue this certificate. 

    Visit the graduate course descriptions webpage to view course descriptions.

     


     

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    Last Updated: 7/13/22