2019-2020 Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog 
    
    Aug 07, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog

Creative Writing, Low-Residency MFA


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Residency in Creative Writing (4 residencies/ 6 credits each)


An eight-day intensive community experience in which students participate in genre-specific workshops, seminars, and lectures as well as publishing discussions and public readings.  Students will be introduced to mentors and to the expectations of long-distance learning. 

Four residencies are required, each with varying focus depending on the student’s status as an entering, second year or graduating student.

Mentorship in Creative Writing (4 mentorships/6 credits each)


Mentors provide one-on-one individualized attention to the student’s creative work through written and oral commentary in a virtual studio environment. Creative analyses of canonical and contemporary readings, chosen in consultation with the mentor are also required.

Final Residency/Graduation


In this final residency (in the fifth semester) students submit their critical thesis and deliver a public reading of their creative work (chapter from a short story or essay, a series of poems, or excerpts from a novel or memoir).

Degree Plan


Degree Plan for Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

 
Semester 1
Semester 2
 
June Session
July-December Session
January Session
January-May Session
First Year
 
 
 
 
ENG600: Residency in Creative Writing 1 (6 credits)
X
 
 
 
ENG610: Mentorship in Creative Writing 1 (6 credits)
 
X
 
 
ENG601: Residency in Creative Writing 2 (6 credits)
 
 
X
 
ENG611: Mentorship in Creative Writing 2 (6 credits)
 
 
 
X
Second Year
 
 
 
 
ENG602: Residency in Creative Writing 3 (6 credits)
X
 
 
 
ENG612: Mentorship in Creative Writing 3 (6 credits)
 
X
 
 
ENG603: Residency in Creative Writing 4 (6 credits)
 
 
X
 
ENG613: Mentorship in Creative Writing 4 (6 credits)
 
 
 
X
Third Year
 
 
 
 
ENG620: Final Residency and Graduation (0 credit)
X
 
 
 
      *Students may begin their first semester in June or January.

*Suggested Plan to Complete Degree Requirements


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