Creative Writing Degree and Program

The Creative Writing Program is part of the English Department and offers workshops in mixed genre, fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and screenwriting. Our instructors are accomplished authors, poets, and artists who enjoy working with students.

Creative Writing majors can earn the Humanities A.A. degree with a Creative Writing option. The program has articulation agreements with numerous schools inside and outside of New Jersey, such as Montclair University, Rutgers University, the New School in NYC, and Goddard College in Vermont.

In addition to classes, the program includes a monthly Visiting Writers Series, a student Creative Writing Club, and an award-winning student magazine called Collage. In the spring, students are invited to participate in a capstone student reading and celebration of their creative work.

Creative Writing Option, Humanities, A.A.

This option provides the writing skills and general studies to establish a foundation in creative writing across genres with some depth in specific genres and will prepare students for transfer to writing programs at the four year college level for further study. It will also prepare students for positions in writing and publishing such as writer, editor, proofreader, editorial staff positions in creative fields such as publishing, advertising, and public relations as well as a creativity worker such as author. Students interested in pursuing a BFA, MFA or PhD in Creative Writing will benefit the most from this Option, but general English majors may be interested as well.

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer Agreements by Academic Program: Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between Brookdale and other colleges and universities. These agreements define how the courses you complete at Brookdale will apply to your future bachelor’s degree when you transfer into a baccalaureate program.

Brookdale Community College is an Equal Opportunity educational institution. In order to promote this goal, the College makes positive efforts to ensure equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability or veteran status.