Courses in this certificate are offered online and in the classroom.
Duration of Study
8 courses for a minimum of 16 semester units (240 hours of instruction).
Update: The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing’s name has changed. Effective May 1, 2019, the new name is Certificate Program in Writing, but the curriculum requirements have not changed. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 643-1110.
For aspiring writers serious about their craft, the Certificate Program in Writing is ideal. Formalize your training, prime your work for publication or prepare for graduate study in writing with this certificate. The curriculum has been developed with directors of several San Francisco Bay Area M.F.A. programs and approved by the University of California, Berkeley, English Department. Develop a regular writing practice, build your writing portfolio and gain a credential that shows your commitment.
Whether you're in online or classroom courses, you join a community of writers who share your dedication. Be inspired as you read exemplary works of literature. Learn from accomplished instructors who provide structure, support and thoughtful feedback on your work to help you perfect your craft. Whether your goal is learning what it takes to be published or achieving a coveted place in an M.F.A. program in writing, this flexible program can meet your needs and schedule.