“The Certificate in Creative Writing program gives students the opportunity to create a significant body of work that can help them enter a Master of Fine Arts program,” said Monica O’Brien, chair of the college’s Department of Writing and Literature. “Graduates of the certificate program will be prepared to enter graduate school, pursue writing full-time, or work at a literary journal or publishing house.”
Chester College of New England’s Certificate in Creative Writing will allow students to complete their certification online while balancing a full-time career and education. Since the certificate contains six, three-credit hour courses, students can earn their creative writing certification in a short time frame. While enrolled in program, online students will face rigorous and challenging coursework that will extensively improve their creative thinking and writing abilities. The online workshops are designed to give students extensive opportunities to receive feedback on their work from professionals as well as peers.