Wesleyan’s writing certificate program allows students from all majors to develop proficiency in creative writing and forms of nonfiction by encouraging students to explore and master a broad array of writing styles.

Wesleyan supports a thriving community of writers who regularly come together for formal and informal readings of their work, for discussions, workshops, and meetings with writers and editors, and with writing faculty. Students working toward the certificate participate in these activities and contribute to the public presence of writing on campus.

What You'll Study

  • Wesleyan's five-course writing certificate requirements include an entry-level or level I writing course; three level II electives; and a senior seminar. Students are encouraged to design a curriculum that adds diversity, complexity, and sophistication to their knowledge of creative writing. 
  • Courses that can count toward the writing certificate include English department and College of Letters creative writing classes in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction; literary translation courses offered by the French department and by the Center for Humanities; Theater department courses in playwriting; and film department classes in screenwriting.