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Minneapolis College’s Creative Writing program offers students access to a vibrant world of creative skills through intensive practice as writers and readers in three literary genres: poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction.

Whether you aspire to become a professional writer or to apply these creative skills to a wide range of jobs in the creative economy, the Minneapolis College Creative Writing program can help you fire up your imagination and make a deeper, more meaningful connection to your education.



1. Read and analyze works of creative writing with more critical literacy skill, understanding their craft as well as their historical and social contexts (e.g. race, gender, class).
2. Work collaboratively with other writers and contribute to a creative community, particularly through full class workshops and/or small group peer review.
3. Engage in a writing process through a series of steps: generating, drafting, revising, etc.
4. Write poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction with more skill, effectiveness, creativity and social awareness.
5. Understand and use a range of creative writing techniques and elements (e.g. imagery, metaphor, rhythm, character development, plot development, point of view).
6. Understand and use a range of creative writing forms (e.g. sonnet, list poem, memoir, literary journalism, flash fiction, short story).



Associate of Arts with an Emphasis in Creative Writing

Award: Associate of Arts
Total Credits for Award: 60.00

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