Creative Writing

Associate in Arts (A.A.)

The Experience

If you plan on pursuing a bachelor's in Creative Writing, FLCC is an excellent start on your journey. You will choose where to focus your creative energy, whether it's on fiction, creative non-fiction, or poetry.

Your coursework will include literature and composition. To understand what makes a poem or story work, you must also be engaged with contemporary and classic writers. They laid the groundwork that your creative output will continue.

Online Learning

Some courses for this program are available online, allowing you to learn on your time and from a location that fits your schedule.

Honors Studies

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.

Honors Studies

The Outcomes

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.

The Graduates

There is one certainty in the working world: employers need good writers. Many journalists, lawyers, teachers, and marketing professionals have creative writing backgrounds.

Upon graduation, you will be ready to transfer into a bachelor's program or seek out internships in marketing, advertising, publishing, or related fields. Or you can enter the job market.

When the time comes, you'll be prepared for a career that will put your skills and creativity to good use.

Transfer Opportunities

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
Jon Palzer

"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."