Creative Writing

This course investigates the aesthetic issues at the heart of writing as an art in itself. Course topics illuminate the kind of thinking that guides and inspires and require students to develop presentations and to explore creatively. Students engage in deep investigations into the nature of communication and inquiries about the role of language. The class may include trips to and possibly participation in local events to enhance the classroom experience and students’ understanding of the creative writing process. This course fulfills the Creative and Professional Writing requirement for Humanities and Sciences. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies.


Prerequisite: Writing and Inquiry or faculty permission.


How does an online course work at MCAD?

Most online courses are asynchronous, meaning that there are no set class meeting times. Instead, courses are project-based, with 2 to 3 deadlines per week, and students can choose a time and place that works best for them to complete the work. Course activities may include readings; video demonstrations and tutorials; online discussions; projects; and critiques. The workload of an online course is roughly 8-10 hours per week, whether the course is being taken for credit or noncredit.


Required Textbook:

See for a list of required textbooks.


Please Register Before: January 16

If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met. 

Class Savings

Register on or before January 20 and save $25.

Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).

Additional savings. Are you eligible?


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.


Photo credit: Alex Mitchell, MFA ’16

Course Details

HS 3920 20 SP20
Date Start: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Date End: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 18 and above.
Days of Week: 
Online - Asynchronous
Professional Development and Liberal Arts
Online Classes
Writing and Inquiry or faculty permission.