Creative Writing

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PCC offers one of the largest selections of creative writing courses in the state. There are no prerequisites for most of the introductory courses, although you should be able to write at WR 121 level. All the courses are good for three units of transferable credit.

Transferable Credits

Although PCC does not offer a degree in creative writing, writing courses are lower division collegiate courses that transfer to a four-year college or university. Creative Writing courses may transfer as:

  • elective credits
  • program requirement credits
  • and/or graduation requirements for the receiving institution

Students are always encouraged to check with the receiving institution, your PCC academic advisor and the University Transfer website for the most accurate and timely transfer requirement information.

Creative Writing Focus Award

The Creative Writing Focus is designed to offer students a rounded experience in the craft of creative writing. Students work on their own writing, workshop their writing and the writing of others, study literature, and learn about editing and publishing. The classes introduce students to the field of creative writing as well as enhancing degrees from other disciplines.

Through introductory and advanced courses in creative writing and literature, a Creative Writing Focus empowers students to realize themselves as writers and imagine the possibilities of a career in creative writing.

All courses required for a Creative Writing Focus Award meet AAOT (Associate of Arts, Oregon Transfer Degree) requirements.

Note: This focus award is not a formal, transcripted degree or certificate, but is a recognition of courses taken to supplement the skills you already have. Focus awards may be earned in combination with a certificate and/or degree.

What's Next?

  1. Apply for admission to PCC.
  2. Meet with an academic advisor.
  3. Contact Cynthia Kimball at Cascade Campus, Alison Apotheker at Rock Creek or Michael McDowell at Sylvania if you are interested in pursuing the Creative Writing Focus Award.