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Creative Writing Certificate

Typical Program Cost*

Average Time to Complete

$6011 43 Weeks (3-4 academic terms)

* There may be additional costs for living expenses or if students take courses over a longer period of time.

Creative Writing Certificate Overview

The certificate in creative writing offers you the opportunity to advance your communication and critical thinking skills, qualities employers seek, through the analysis and writing of fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, and scripts.

Employment Opportunities in Creative Writing

  • Copywriter
  • Content Specialist
  • Content Development Manager
  • Copy Editor
  • Creative Digital Writer
  • Social Media Writer

Who Should Enroll

Anyone with an interest in writing.

Courses You will Take

ENGL 200 - Intro to Creative Writing /4 credits 
ENGL 395 - Pro-Seminar: Directed Reading /1 credit

Plus three of the following:

ENGL 316 - Reading and Writing Poetry /4 credits
ENGL 317 - Reading and Writing Fiction /4 credits
ENGL 318 - Reading and Writing Scripts /4 credits
ENGL 319 - Reading and Writing Lit Nonfiction /4 credits
ENGL 421 - Creative Writing Workshop /4 credits 
ENGL 485 - Senior Seminar: Creative Writing /4 credits 

One literature course from the following:

ENGL 250 - Poetry, Prose, and Plays /4 credits
ENGL 270 - Western American Literature /4 credits
ENGL 300 - Women Writers (Gens 300) /4 credits
ENGL 301 - Global Encounters /4 credits
ENGL 304 - Literature and Landscape/4 credits
ENGL 305 - Diverse Voices In Literary Expression /4 credits
ENGL 307 - Contemporary Writers /4 credits
ENGL 325 - Literary Genres /4 credits
ENGL 330 - Major Figures /4 credits
ENGL 385 - The Novel in the United States /4 credits

For a list of courses offered this academic year view the Year Long Plan.

Why Linfield College?

  • Affordable
  • Academic Excellence
  • Academic advising support and financial aid assistance
  • Online academic tutoring services
  • Superior research and library assistance
  • Career planning assistance
  • Accredited
    Linfield College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Specialized accreditation has also been granted to the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing, and the programs of education, music and athletic training.

I’d like to find out more. What are my next steps?

    1. Fill out the Request Information form to learn more.
    2. Schedule a conversation with the admission counselor for this program.
    3. Call 503-883-2213 or email with any questions.
    4. Just apply now if you're ready to invest in your future.


Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ n/a* of debt. *Fewer than 10 students completed this program in the normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Oregon

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