Creative Writing (AFA)
The AFA is designed to provide the student with a body of work through workshop courses and a capstone project that will assist the student in being accepted into a competitive creative writing program. The student will also work to build his or her resume and portfolio before moving into the professional arena.
The AFA is a combination of liberal arts general education courses and creative writing courses. General education requirements fulfill the creative writing student’s need to develop conceptual and communication skills necessary for successful transfer and completion of a baccalaureate arts degree or a successful professional career.
The Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree in Creative Writing is designed for the student who has selected Creative Writing as a career option and intends to transfer to a fine arts baccalaureate program (BA or BFA) in Creative Writing at a four year institution. The AFA degree combines creative writing coursework in several genres with the study of literature. Students who complete this course of study and meet the admission requirements to their selected institution may be eligible to apply for admission with junior standing.
The degree is earned by completing 60 credits; 40 credits of which are to include the entire Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) and 20 credits of English course requirements. Careful planning in consultation with counselors and creative writing instructors concerning course sequence, program admission, and transfer institution requirements is essential.
Admission to the Program
Required Writing Courses: (12 cr)
Complete 12 credits from the following:
Required Literature Courses: (10 cr)
One additional ENGL course numbered over 2100
Capstone Portfolio Project (3 cr)
Students will complete the Capstone Course after completing at least four of the required ENGL and/or ENGW courses, focusing on a writing project and/or internship in the area of literary arts.