The MFA in Creative Writing is a multi-faceted, interdisciplinary, multi-genre immersion into the literary arts. Writers may choose to focus on a primary genre, explore a secondary genre, or design their own multi-genre curriculum. The program embodies a creative-critical approach to the literary arts, incorporating literature seminars, workshops, courses in theory and craft, as well as interdisciplinary electives that can be taken accross graduate programs at the college, including travel abroad options. Students will be able to take courses in literary editing and production. A majority of our students also teach as Graduate Student Instructors.
As a result of successfully completing the program requirements, students should be able to:
- engage critically across literary texts written in various genres;
- continue to generate creative work in their chosen genre(s) of study;
- articulate critical and theorectical approaches to their own creative work as well as the work of others, across genre and literary traditions;
- demonstrate knowledge of the current literary publishing landscape; and
- craft texts across media and genre or in a specific form that are informed by tradition, innovation, as well as the contemporary literary discourse.