Here, alongside the workshop sessions that focus on craft, we will offer sessions on publishing and self-publishing, writing for the web or other markets, working with an agent, creative writing pedagogy teaching strategies for university, high school, and other environmentsand other professional topics.
Need-based scholarshps are availble each semester. This allows us to schedule short residency classes at different times of the semester.
Part-time students may complete the degree in four or more years, depending on how many courses they can take each semester and whether they are able to take classes during the summer. All residency periods involve mixed-genre workshops. The grade for the class will be based on participation, discussion, and the written response, which may be in any genre.
Plans are underway for an online graduate student lounge to facilitate communication among students, and to orient students to the program prior to your first campus visit. Affordable Everyone knows that graduate school can be expensive, and going into much debt to attain a degree in creative writing is rarely a wise investment.
We will also work with students to craft a plan of study that meets their financial needs.
The primary place where this side of your education will take place is in the full residency periods. Other short residency classes will be scheduled in the spring and summer to allow students a more flexible schedule.
Workshop courses focus on writing. Small class sizes should be the norm in any graduate program, but at the W, we take this even further. Full residency classes are 2-hour courses that include intense workshop sessions combining experiential learning with face-to-face workshop time and seminars on the profession of creative writing, such as publishing, pedagogy, and performance.
Workshop, Literature, or Form classes may also include up to 3 hours of additional Residencies Thesis: Financial assistance for graduate students is available.
Some creative writing may be included in the assignments for the course, but workshop discusssion of this writing will be minimal.
Students will discuss readings about the assigned topic, complete the experiential learning component, and write about their experience. They might involve theatre, cinema, music, history, food, the environment, etc. We hope to have student input on planning each residency period so that we can best meet your professional needs.
With over ten years of experience with online instruction, the program director will guide and oversee instruction across the program. Students may also apply Residency or Internship hours to their elective requirements, shaping the program of study that is best for them.
Because these are part of the full residency class, we will be able to offer multiple sessions on topics that are of the most interest to our current students.
Scheduling will be determined by student interest and the availability of faculty. Literature courses will also explore the craft of writing through reading, but the focus of analytical essays will be on literary scholarship and interpretation.
The W Difference There are many low-residency writing programs to choose from, and most combine some form of distance learning with an intense personalized experience during residency periods, often at the end of each semester.
Short Residencies will last approximately one week on campus or on a field trip plus additional time for preparation and reflection at home. Workshop classes in New Media and Translation also encourage cross-genre writing, and students under the direction of their committee may submit a mixed-genre collection as their thesis.
With a long history of serving a non-traditional-age student population, the W is well aware of the need to maintain a strong personal relationship with students before, during, and after their degree. We strive to be one of those programs.
It is possible to complete the program in two years by taking 12 hours per semester including the summer, though most students will take three years to complete the degree full-time.
Historically, Mississippi University for Women was the first state-supported university for women in the United States. As a state sponsored university, the W is able to offer its graduate programs at a very competitive tuition. The low-residency format is particularly well suited to serve these groups, since its combination of online and residency classes allows students to work and go to school full- or part-time to augment their skills and education mid-career or while raising a family.
We believe that, besides honing your craft as a writer, it is our responsibility to educate you in the professional side of being a writer.
All students in our graduate programs qualify for a waiver of the out-of-state fee. We look forward to producing a new biannual national online journal Ponder Reviewedited by students in the MFA program. With 12 hours of workshop courses, 12 hours of literature or forms classes, and 12 hours of electives, students can plan their program to emphasize one or more genres.
We are influenced by other art forms and a broad range of experience.
The residency periods will be where students have the opportunity for face-to-face interaction with faculty and other students. Professional One of the goals of any MFA program is to graduate professional writers who are highly skilled at their craft.Alumni Featured, Creative Writing Program, Faculty Featured, Writing was a big year for alumni and faculty authors from the MFA Creative Writing program.
Of the 37 books published by those authors this year, 10 of them landed on several Best Books of lists. MFA in Creative Writing.
Mississippi University for Women offers a Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing. It is a hour program that can be completed in two to three years (or longer if students choose to attend part time).Founded: Oct 22, MFA Creative Writing Faculty Alumni and Faculty Land on New York Times, NPR Best Book Lists Dec 18, was a big year for alumni and faculty authors from the MFA Creative Writing program.
The Creative Writing Program is proud to announce the list of alumni and faculty book publications. This year, 35 books have been published by alumni of the MFA in Creative Writing.
Faculty The following people teach in the Creative Writing (MFA) program. By Creative Writing at The New School / in Fall events, Fiction, Graduates, Lit, MFA, People, TNS Lit Scene, Writing for Children and Young Adults / September 7, The Creative Writing program will be tabling at this year's Brooklyn Book festival.Download