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Associate in Creative Writing Degree


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Program Advisor

Mary Kehoe, Academic Advisor
(989) 275-5000, ext. 440

Create more than you can imagine! Find the career of your dreams in Creative Writing. Get your Creative Writing degree at Kirtland Community College.

If you find yourself bored out of your mind while reading this and end up making a list of the Top 10 ways this page could be better, Creative Writing courses and workshops at Kirtland are for you.

This is a Website page. It is not designed to move you the way poetry does. It is designed to make you feel so at home that you complete coursework at Kirtland and become an award-winning writer or teacher.

Get your degreein Creative Writing at Kirtland Community CollegeBrace yourself. This is no coffee shop filled with wanna-bes. Kirtland offers one of the few associate in fine arts degrees in Creative Writing in the nation and it is one of the first colleges to offer such a degree.

The program at Kirtland will give you experience in several genres, as well as the academic background necessary for further study at a four-year college or university.

If you become a Creative Writing major, you’ll study the techniques of creating and discussing poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction through introductory classes and workshops where you’ll write poems or prose.

Your hands-on experience as a Kirtland Creative Writing student will give you concrete skills and ignite your passion for words.

You may find yourself on a journey of self-discovery that leads you to the career of your dreams as:

  • an editor
  • an advertising copywriter
  • a public relations specialist
  • a catalog writer
  • a website copywriter
  • a manuscript reader
  • an award-winning writer
  •  a creative writing teacher

Kirtland Community College creative writing degreesIntroductory classes and workshops at Kirtland include techniques for creating and discussing poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction.

Your Associate in Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree can stand alone or transfer seamlessly to just about any college or university in Michigan. At Kirtland you’ll receive individual attention in an intimate setting; the average class size is 17 students.

You also will have the opportunity to:

  • take part in student readings and
  • work with instructors who already are award-winning published writers

The associate degree in Creative Writing at Kirtland is for you if you plan to write or to teach creative writing. It provides a strong foundation upon which you can build a bachelor’s or master’s degree — and a life you love.

Other transfer degree programs include:

Associate degrees

  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Business Administration
  • Associate in Computers
    • Computer Science
    • Computer Information Systems
  • Associate in Criminal Justice – Generalist
  • Associate in Fine Arts
    • Creative Writing
    • Studio Arts
    • Theatre Arts
  • Associate in Science (Health Science, Physical Science and Life Science tracks)

Certificate and Special Certificate programs

  • General Studies

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university must consult with an advisor and carefully study the requirements of the four-year institution from which they intend to secure a bachelor’s degree.

Specific information about program and course requirements can be found in our College Catalog.

Some of the jobs related to our Associate in Arts program:

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Get general and transfer information on specific colleges and universities.