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Open to students in any major, the University of Maine at Farmington Creative Writing Certificate offers you the opportunity to work in an intensive format with faculty who are practicing writers in workshop-style classes to discover and develop your writing strengths in the genres of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.

Small classes, an emphasis on individual conferencing, and the development of a writing portfolio allow you to see yourself as an artist as you refine your writing in multiple possible genres. You may opt for a one-semester program or a more advanced one-year program.

In this Certificate program, you’ll develop a portfolio of writings that you can use to present samples of your work for a variety of careers or for applying to graduate school.

What can you do with a Creative Writing Certificate?

Data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and other sources. Median Salaries for positions in Maine typically fall below those of other New England states.

Requirements for the One Semester Program (16 credits):

  • Two 200-level Creative Writing courses
  • One 200-level and one 300-level Creative Writing course
  • Plus one contemporary literature course
  • And one course in editing or publishing

Requirements for the One Year Program – the Advanced Certificate (32 credits):

  • Three 200-level Creative Writing courses
  • Two Advanced Creative Writing courses
  • One contemporary literature course
  • One course in editing or publishing
  • One open elective course

Save nearly $6,000 per year in tuition. This University of Maine at Farmington program qualifies for the New England Regional Program tuition discount.

This price break is for residents of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont for the 2024-2025 academic year — a savings of $5,880 per year.

Contact Us

Office of Admissions
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street
Farmington, Maine USA 04938-1994
tel  207-778-7050
fax  207-778-8182
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