Need Help?

Skip to Content

CCA Portal

Learning Outcomes

Last updated on Dec 07, 2018

The requirements, reviews, and curriculum for CCA's Writing and Literature program are designed such that graduating students successfully achieve the following program learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate mastery of the craft by engaging in extensive study of genre and literary analysis.
  • Develop skills in writing and revision in an artistic community that includes writers and other artists.
  • Demonstrate mastery of various literary theories, research, and techniques.
  • Cultivate a knowledge of classic and contemporary literature and how your work fits within and reimagines multiple literary traditions.
  • Contribute to the vibrant Bay Area arts community through internships and social engagement.
  • Perform all activities in an ethical and professional manner through the production of original work and engagement in constructive criticism and evaluation in a workshop setting.
  • Produce original works of literature, culminating in a thesis of publishable quality and of high literary merit.
  • Cultivate an understanding of literary journals and book publishers including innovative publishing and digital platforms.