The following courses are integrated with College Credit classes in Creative Writing and have a limited number of seats for the general public to enroll as a Continuing Education student. These classes offer the content, rigor, and workshop experience that is standard within a Creative Writing classroom. All courses require that students use their Austin Community College email address and regularly access the Blackboard site for instruction.
We offer a range of genre studies – please read carefully to make sure you choose the genre designation you are most interested in.
ENGX 4007 - Beginning Creative Writing
Instruction in literary writing: prose, poetry, screenwriting and drama. Topics may vary. All courses offer an opportunity for student work to be peer workshopped. Possible markets for creative writing to be discussed. Courses are integrated with college credit ENG 2307. For more information, contact the Creative Writing Chair, Charlotte Gullick at 512-223-7196.
- Playwriting - Students study and analyze the structure of different styles and movements of theater and how it differs from film and other genres of the written word. Students edit and critique plays, and write a one-act play or 2 fifteen minute scenes.
- Poetry - Instruction in literary writing: poetry. Possible markets for creative writing will be discussed.
- Poetry/Prose - Instruction in literary writing.
- Prose Fiction - Instruction in literary writing.
- Prose Memoir - Instruction in literary writing.
- Prose Nonfiction: Digital Storytelling PACS - Instruction in literary nonfiction including memoir and personal essay, with a focus on developing narratives suitable for digital storytelling. This course relates topics in ENGL 2307 to questions of war, peace, social justice and conflict resolution. It is part of ACC's Peace and Conflict Studies program, but is open to all students and counts as a standard ENGL 2307 course.
- Screenwriting - Students study and analyze the process of writing for film by examining story concept, theme, characterization, structure, and script formatting, and by creating synopses and treatments.
- Writing Children's Literature - Instruction in literary writing, with focus on writing for children. Topics include studying classic children's books, writing various genres from picture books to chapter books, and understanding the children's book industry.