Are you a storyteller? If so, perhaps AACC's Creative Writing Arts and Science Transfer degree is for you. You’ll study with our award-winning faculty, who are experienced poets and prose writers, exploring your boundless imagination and sharpening your critical thinking and verbal skills. You’ll develop your talents in writing fiction, poetry, movie scripts, plays, and nonfiction—pushing yourself to grow as a writer. You’ll build a portfolio of original work ready to submit to journals or to baccalaureate-level writing programs. When you complete your degree, you’ll be well-prepared for advanced undergraduate study in creative writing.
The English and Communications department is proud to offer the following Associate of Arts (A.A.) in this area of study. As an additional transfer option, AACC has the unique, Transfer Studies degree. Both degrees will prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution. Whichever path you choose, we strongly encourage you to meet with an advisor to structure your AACC studies to meet your specific transfer goals.
This two-year program is designed to provide students an opportunity to develop as readers and writers and to develop their talents in writing fiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting and nonfiction.
While studying with faculty who are practicing poets and prose writers, creative writing majors explore the resources of their imaginations, sharpen their critical and verbal skills, and develop a professional attitude about their writing.
The Transfer Studies, A.A. allows you to explore different subjects or concentrate on a specific course plan that will best meet your in-state (and even some out-of-state) transfer goals. This option is particularly good if you are undecided in your ultimate career direction, not sure where you'd like to eventually transfer or just looking to complete general education requirements while "testing the waters" of a particular major. No matter what brings you to Transfer Studies, the result is a well-rounded associate degree preparing you for further studies and successful career.
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You’ll develop a portfolio of original work ready to submit to reputable journals. And our comprehensive core of general education classes and specialized coursework in Creative Writing provides a solid foundation to transfer to colleges and universities in Creative Writing or related disciplines. For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.