Creative Arts & Special Interest

Pursue a lifelong passion! Learn new skills or start your own business with these noncredit creative arts programs. 

Course Details & Registration Information

Creative Writing
Overall Quality of This Course
Based on 25 student surveys.
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Class is appropriate for experienced and novice writers.
Want to try your hand at creative writing, or improve what you’re already working on? In this class, you’ll grow as a creative writer, constructively responding to each other’s writing in a confidential space. You’ll write from prompts to create plots, develop characters, and draft poems. There are lessons in craft, and you can focus on your favorite form: poems, short stories, lyrics, journals, or plays.
Course Objectives
  1. write twice for 20 – 30 minutes during each class period
  2. learn to share and read what is written
  3. learn how to respond to each person’s writing in positive terms only
  4. learn about confidentiality in writing, keeping confidential the content of every piece of writing and all conversation about the writing
Outline of Instruction
  1. Exposure to a range of creative writing genres
  2. Write in a non-hierarchical setting because the workshop leader writes with participants; all participants including the leader are treated as equals
  3. Lessons in craft
  4. Practice responding in a positive way to each other’s writing
  5. Write and respond in a confidential space
  6. Experience using your own language and voice
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Basic Writing Experience
Text and Supplies Needed
Notebook or journal and pen
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 80% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Class is appropriate for experienced and novice writers.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Characterization in Fiction - EDU-3001F3
  • Story Development and Plotting for Screenwriters, Fiction Writers, and Novelists - FVP-3100F3
  • Write & Publish Your Nonfiction Book - CSP-4000CDE
Course Contact Information
Community & Career Education Staff