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Certificate in Creative Writing


The Department of English, Drama and Creative Writing also offers a certificate in Creative Writing for non-degree candidates seeking to develop knowledge and skills in one or more of the creative writing genres: fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction.


Individuals interested in obtaining a Certificate in Creative Writing should contact the admissions office at 704-337-2212.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission as a non-degree student in the certificate program, an applicant must:

  1. Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or meet the requirements for admission to a Queens undergraduate program.
  2. Submit a completed application form, including the application fee.
  3. Submit official transcript(s) of all post-secondary academic course work.



ENGL 206 Introduction to Creative Writing

Plus two of the following courses:

ENGL 307 Writing of Creative Non-Fiction
ENGL 308 Writing of Poetry
ENGL 310 Writing of Fiction

Plus one of the following courses:

ENGL 344 Advanced Workshop in Poetry
ENGL 345 Advanced Workshop in Fiction
ENGL 346 Advanced Workshop in Creative Nonfiction

Plus three literature courses, at least two of which must be 300 level or above.

Total: 21 Hrs.

Students who have experience in creative writing beyond the introductory level may, with the permission of the Department, substitute for ENGL 206 a course in the Form and Theory of a genre (ENGL 314, 315, or 316). To obtain the certificate, a student must complete the seven courses with no grade below C. All courses for the certificate must be taken at Queens University of Charlotte.

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