Creative Writing Certificate

A Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing is offered through the Master of Arts in Professional Writing Program in the English Department, Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Kennesaw State University. A unique four-course, non-degree program, its mission is to provide instruction and membership in a community of writers to qualified writing students in metro Atlanta and North Georgia who seek intensive creative writing practice but who do not want to matriculate in a graduate degree program.

This Graduate Certificate program allows qualified writers to study in graduate-level writing workshops taught by professional writers on the Kennesaw State University faculty.


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  • Program Snapshot

    Required Courses: (12 credit hours) 

    Select twelve credit hours from the following. Students should select at least one workshop-based course.

    • PRWR 6400: Writing the Biography
    • PRWR 6410: Feature Writing
    • PRWR 6455: The Genres of Creative Writing
    • PRWR 6460: Fiction Writing I
    • PRWR 7460: Fiction Writing II
    • PRWR 6470: Poetry Writing I
    • PRWR 7470: Poetry Writing II
    • PRWR 6480: Playwriting I
    • PRWR 7480: Playwriting II
    • PRWR 6520: Creative Nonfiction Writing I
    • PRWR 7520: Creative Nonfiction Writing II
    • STVW 6490: Screenwriting I
    • STVW 7490: Screenwriting II
    • STVW 6495: TV Writing: Half-Hour
    • STVW 6496: TV Writing: One-Hour
    • STVW 7495: TV Writing II
    • STVW 7496: TV Writers Room

    Non-Workshop-Based Courses

    • PRWR 6810: Publishing in the 21st Century
    • PRWR 6100: Readings for Writers
    • PRWR 6440: Professional and Academic Editing
    • PRWR 6760: World Englishes
    • PRWR 6800: Careers in Professional Writing
    • PRWR 7600: MAPW Practical Internship
    • PRWR 7810: Research Methods for Writers
    • PRWR 7900: Special Topics
Total Number of Credit Hours: 12

Department of English

Kennesaw State University
Department of English
440 Bartow Ave
Kennesaw Campus
English Bldg (EB 440), Rm 155
Kennesaw, Georgia, 30144

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