Writers Studio Credentials

Credentials in Screenwriting, Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry

ACC offers an 18-credit credentialing specialty for students pursuing careers in the writing fields. Required for ALL Credentials:

  • English Composition I (ENG 121)
  • English Composition II (ENG 122)
  • Creative Writing I (ENG 221)
  • Creative Writing II (ENG 222)

For each credential, students complete the required specialization courses listed and one elective course from the "optional" list.

Screenwriting Credential

  • Required Courses (in addition to four courses noted above)
    • Scriptwriting for Film and Video (FVT 250)
  • Optional Courses
    • Literature and Film (LIT 257)
    • Introduction to Film Arts (HUM 103)
    • Introduction to Theatre Arts (THE 105)
    • Introduction to Mass Media (JOU 105)

Fiction Credential

  • Required Courses (in addition to four courses noted above)
    • Fiction Writing (ENG 226)
  • Optional Courses
    • Progenitor, ACC's art and literary journal (ENG 231)
    • Introduction to Literature (LIT 115)
    • Introduction to Mass Media (JOU 105)
    • Poetry Writing (ENG 227)
    • Publishing Your Writing (ENG 275)

Nonfiction Credential

  • Required Courses (in addition to four courses noted above)
    • Creative Nonfiction (ENG 230)
  • Optional Courses
    • Progenitor, ACC's art and literary journal (ENG 231)
    • Fundamentals of Reporting (JOU 106)
    • Technical Writing (ENG 131)
    • Rhetoric and Propaganda (ENG 235)
    • Introduction to Mass Media (JOU 105)
    • Poetry Writing (ENG 227)
    • Publishing Your Writing (ENG 275)

Poetry Credential

  • Required Courses (in addition to four courses noted above)
    • Poetry Workshop (ENG 227)
  • Optional Courses
    • Progenitor, ACC's art and literary journal (ENG 231)
    • Poets and Their Poems (LIT 240)
    • Introduction to Literature (LIT 115)
    • Introduction to Shakespeare (LIT 225)
    • Publishing Your Writing (ENG 275)

For a full description of the Writing courses visit the course description page.