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2016-2017 Course Catalog 
2016-2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nonfiction, MFA

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This Master of Fine Arts program is a studio/academic program in which students’ own writing and craft (in workshops and craft seminars) is balanced with study of literature and the form and theory of nonfiction. The program emphasizes the essay, including narrative, personal, lyric, experimental, criticism, and hybrid texts.  The three-year program fosters close working relationships with our accomplished, award-winning faculty and a supportive environment in which to grow as a nonfiction writer and as a student of nonfiction.  In an environment supportive of aesthetic and pedagogical diversity, students who graduate from the program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad awareness of the genre over time.
  • Demonstrate a broad awareness of the genre in the present cultural landscape.  
  • Develop a meaningful ability to participate in contemporary conversations on social and cultural change.
  • Complete a substantial manuscript, the MFA thesis.

Program Requirements  

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