The Written Arts Program supports the college's Core Learning Outcomes, as well as the following program-specific outcomes:
1. Creative Skill-building: Students will be able to describe and discuss how the “creative” in creative writing grows out of specific, demonstrable skills and techniques, both traditional and innovative, and not just open-ended, ad hoc, piecemeal attempts at "writing one's feelings."
2. Community/Historical/Interdisciplinary awareness: Students will gain an understanding of the history, tradition, and current practices of the writing disciplines, and how they relate to the other arts, both through research and through active participation in local, current literary events.