Associate Of Arts In Creative Writing Online Degree Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Sep 16, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Learn about Writing and the Writing Business with an Associate of Arts in Creative Writing

Do you dream of being a writer? Writers are more than just novelists. They are involved in the business processes behind their writing as well. Possessing an understanding of writing concepts, publishing, advertising, and web content is crucial for your success as a writer. By pursuing Liberty’s Associate of Arts in Creative Writing degree, you’ll receive the training you need to be successful in any field you choose.  

An exciting part of our associate degree in creative writing is that you will have the opportunity to learn from #1 New York Times bestselling author and Christian novelist, Karen Kingsbury. Karen has contributed course content to this degree, providing first-hand training in all areas of interest. We are proud to partner with Karen through our Karen Kingsbury Center for Creative Writing.

Learn from Karen’s three decades of professional writing experience in areas like constructing and resourcing your writing. Our online associate degree in creative writing provides the educational experience for you to develop and explore your writing skills while simultaneously preparing you for future studies for your bachelor’s degree. If you want to write meaningful stories, novellas and other forms of fiction, then consider pursuing our creative writing degree!

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Why Choose Our AA in Creative Writing?

Liberty’s creative writing associate degree is offered completely online, giving you the opportunity to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses on campus. Liberty University holds accreditation through the  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), which means your degree and resume will be well-respected by employers.  

At Liberty University, our goal is to prepare you to be a Champion for Christ. That is why we are committed to helping you hone your skill so that you can create amazing stories and influence lives with your writing.

What Will You Learn in Our Online Associate Degree in Creative Writing?

In our online creative writing courses, you will gain an understanding of the publication process through collaboration with your classmates and analyzing visual and verbal texts. You will learn the basics of analytical reading, informed reasoning, effective writing, and sound argumentation. Besides learning the literary components, complexity, and craft of creative writing, you will also study the history and practice of inspirational writing. You will gain practical working knowledge of the fundamentals of editing, layout, and publishing. You will also learn the necessary skills of research and bibliographic methods necessary for successful creative writing.

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    Military Benefits

    Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

    • Tuition discounts – $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course).
    • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.
    • Potential college credit for military training.

    Benefits of the A.A. in Creative Writing from Liberty University

    • By earning your creative writing degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in any field you choose.
    • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 4 years ̶ and counting.
    • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you.  As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
    • Liberty University has partnered with #1 New York Times bestselling author and Christian novelist, Karen Kingsbury, to create the Karen Kingsbury Center for Writing.
    • This program enables you to use both inter-college and interdepartmental combinations of courses to provide a broad foundation of educational experience.
    • Utilize a maximum amount of transfer credit so you can earn your degree faster!
    • You can complete our creative writing associate degree in less than two years.

    Admission Requirements for Online Undergraduate Degrees

    Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission on Good Standing. If the GPA is less than a 2.0, the applicant will be considered for Acceptance on Caution. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information. 

    All applicants must submit the following:

    • Admission Application
    • Application fee*
    • Unofficial college transcripts with a completed official transcript request form**
    • A High School Self-Certification form
    • Proof of English Proficiency

    *There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

    **An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first. 

    Potential Career Options with an Associate Degree in Creative Writing

    • Author
    • Blogger
    • Copywriter
    • Creative Writer Intern
    • Web Content Writer