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  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Fiction, BFA


As a result of successfully completing the Fiction BFA requirements, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a familiarity with the common language of the discipline of fiction writing.
  • Use a variety of narrative techniques, written forms, and revision strategies to create effective fiction.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between effective reading and effective writing.
  • Demonstrate a familiarity with how open fiction is to new modes of expression.
  • Perform reasonably close readings of works of fiction by 1) analyzing relevant literary elements in fiction (narrative techniques, themes, forms/subgenres, stylistic choices, or other literary devices common to fiction), and 2) making appropriate reference to relevant texts and contexts. Demonstrate knowledge of the literary marketplace and processes crucial to publishing their writing.
  • Demonstrate a meaningful ability to participate in contemporary conversations on social and cultural change.
  • Apply creative problem-solving, effective written and oral communications, and critical thinking to their preparation for graduate studies, writing-related careers, and other professions.
  • Assemble a Writer’s Portfolio which shows evidence of understanding of purpose, originality of conception, engaging subject matter, developed technique, and is of publishable quality, and professional in appearance.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the literary marketplace and processes crucial to publishing their writing.
  • Exhibit a sound understanding of related theory and practice in a BFA thesis of publishable and professional quality.

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