Associate in Arts (A.A.)
We live and work in a world of language. Maybe you want to pen the next great American novel, be a future Poet Laureate, compose a memoir, or write ad copy. At FLCC, you'll sharpen your creative writing skills, both by practicing the craft and by developing the aesthetic insight for successful written expression.
Written communication is essential to all industries. From sales to science, messaging must be crafted and sent out into the world. As website visitors, social media followers, and cereal box readers, we interact with language everywhere. You love language, maybe enough to do it for a living.
As a Creative Writing student, you will choose where to focus your creative energy, whether it's on fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. To understand what makes a poem or story work, you will also take courses in classic and contemporary literature. They laid the groundwork that your creative output will continue.
If you're curious and motivated, you may want to explore honors studies courses. They center on reflection and community building and are available to full-time and part-time students in all degree programs. Successful completion of these courses, or earning your Honors Studies certificate or diploma, can increase your transfer options and make you eligible for specific scholarships.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this degree program, students will have the ability to:
- Demonstrate proficiency in writing at the college level.
- Develop proficiency in oral discourse.
- Demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking.
- Develop the ability to use computer technology for research and production.
- Recognize the knowledge, skills, and values that will contribute to involvement in one's community.
- Identify the knowledge and skills necessary to live interdependently in a diverse, sustainable global community.
- Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate college-level materials.
There is one certainty in the working world: employers need good writers. Many journalists, lawyers, teachers, and marketing professionals have creative writing backgrounds. When the time comes, you'll be ready to enter the job market with the skills and creativity needed for success.
Upon graduation, you will be ready to transfer into a bachelor's program or seek out internships in:
FLCC has transfer articulation agreements with the following schools, allowing you to transfer into their bachelor's program with full junior standing.
- Excelsior College
- Hobart and William Smith Colleges
- SUNY Oswego
These schools offer bachelor's degrees in creative writing or English with a focus in creative writing:
- SUNY Binghamton
- SUNY Brockport
- University at Buffalo
- Canisius College
- SUNY Geneseo
- Ithaca College
- SUNY Plattsburgh
- SUNY Potsdam
- SUNY Purchase
- Syracuse University
"To study creative writing is to immerse oneself deeply in what are arguably our greatest human gifts - language and imagination! They define our experiences and open our senses to the significance of our existence."