Why earn an undergraduate certificate in Creative Writing?

Application Deadlines
Feb. 1* | April 15^
Dec. 15
May 1

*Freshman Priority Deadline
^Transfer Priority Deadline

Whether you someday want to publish your own creative work or you simply want to develop the skills to enhance your own understanding of narrative and popular culture, this certificate is for you. It is for English majors who want credentials in creative writing and for students in pre-professional majors who want a creative outlet.

In this program, you'll be challenged to produce creative projects, and your writing will receive individualized attention from faculty. You will have opportunities to work collaboratively with other students as you learn to provide feedback to other writers. 

This certificate is designed for students who want to:

  • Practice their written communication skills and become more confident writers.
  • Enter professions such editing, publishing, journalism, or arts administration in which the ability to offer sound artistic judgments is crucial.
  • Develop the analytical, collaborative, and advanced communication skills that will contribute to careers in aviation, technology, business, health, or education.
  • Enhance their understanding of narrative in order to enter careers in writing or gaming—or in order to better appreciate film, literature, and popular culture.

You'll have the opportunity to participate in publishing Floodwall, an undergraduate literary journal, and to interact with professional writers at UND's annual Writer's Conference. In addition, you can be part of a vibrant community of student writers through writing club, open-mic nights, and readings events.

Creative Writing Certificate

  • Opportunities to enhance your writing skills and to work on creative projects.

  • Participate in the annual UND Writer's Conference.

  • Receive individualized feedback from writing faculty.

  • Share your talents with fellow writers by participating in open-mic nights.


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