For students seeking a broad appreciation of literature and increased skills in communication. Superior ability to understand and use English is necessary for success in such careers as education, writing, advertising, selling, journalism, law, business and government.

The Creative Writing Program at San Diego Mesa College offers a Creative Writing Certificate of Performance and range of classes for transfer credit and personal enrichment including fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. The main program goal is to prepare students for upper division writing programs by offering courses that guide the development of writing skills. In this process, we provide writing workshops, individualized critiques of students' manuscripts, craft lectures, and exercises that encourage development of students as writers.

2013 Writing Contest

Submissions for the 2013 Mesa College Writing Contest are now closed. Please consider enrolling in Honors English 249, Introduction to Creative Writing, if you're interested in being one of the student editors for the 2013 issue of Mesa Visions, the Mesa College Art and Literary magazine.