Where does my path start?
You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.
Use the AA -DTA Degree Planning Guide, with this sheet, to understand the requirements for graduation.
Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a baccalaureate degree in Creative Writing.
Where can I go for help?
Creative Writing Faculty Advisors
206-546-4785 firstname.lastname@example.org Rm 5313
206-546-4768 email@example.com Rm 5335
206-546-4736 firstname.lastname@example.org Rm 5344
General Academic Advising
FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229
9000 Building, Rm. 9302
Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?
Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)
What courses should I take?
This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.
General Education - 20 Credits
Courses used in General Education (Gen Ed) Core may not be used for distribution.
Communication (10 Credits)
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)
Choose one of the following classes:
MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120
* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, email@example.com.
Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits
Humanities (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level. Recommended: World Language if required for university admission or graduation.
Natural Sciences (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses.
Social Sciences (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences .
General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits
Comprised of other college-level courses or unrestricted courses. A maximum of 15 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education. Please see the lists of Restricted Electives and Elective Courses (Non-restricted) . Recommended: ENGL& 111 , ENGL& 112 , ENGL& 113 , ENGL 154 ,ENGL& 220 ,ENGL& 226 , ENGL& 227 , ENGL& 228 , ENGL 229 , ENGL& 244 , ENGL& 245 , ENGL& 246 , ENGL 247 , ENGL 248 , ENGL 257 , ENGL 272 , ENGL 282 , ENGL 287 , ENGL 288 , ENGL 289 , ENGL 295 , ENGL 298 , World Language if required for university admission or graduation.
What is Creative Writing?
Creative writing, as an art form, encourages the written expression of human thoughts, feelings and ideas. Through reading and analysis of great literary artists, creative writing taps the imagination and talent of writers using various genres, narrative strategies, literary styles, and poetic verse.
Areas of Study in Creative Writing: Poetry, Short Stories, Essays, Playwriting, Screenplays, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Memoirs, Biographies, Travel Writing, and Literary Critique.
What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in English/Creative Writing?
Students who major in English/Creative Writing develop a broad range of skills that transfer into multiple careers to include: journalism, technical writing, freelance writing, editing, advertising, publishing, sales, marketing, publicity, promotion, public relations, media relations, business and industry, fiction, poetry and non-fiction.
Potential employers include: Magazines, Newspapers, and other publishing companies, broadcast media companies (television, radio and film industry), government agencies, public and private schools, colleges and universities, libraries, museums, non-profit organizations, advertising agencies, public relations firms, businesses and corporations. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx
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