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About the Program

Do you see stories everywhere you go? Do words form patterns you just can’t wait to express? If you are a dedicated writer willing to work with your peers and professors to learn, revise, and expand your work, a certificate in creative writing from SFCC could be the beginning of a rewarding career.

The creative writing program is dedicated to students’ development in the three writing genres: fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction. Your creative writing classes are taught by professional writers, and may include classes in book making and desktop publishing. There is also a magazine internship at the Santa Fe Literary Review and a portfolio class to complete a book-length manuscript. The program can even help prepare you to earn a bachelor’s degree in creative writing.

View the Kate Besser Writing Awards

Career Opportunities

Book and magazine publishing
Teaching creative writing
Marketing and public relations
Advocacy, grantmaking and civic organizations
Motion picture and video industries