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Creative Writing

San Francisco State University

36 months
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About

The Creative Writing MFA program offered at San Francisco State University is regarded as the terminal degree in the field.

Overview

The Creative Writing MFA program from San Francisco State University offers extended experience in small seminars and individual instruction with faculty. It also develops the student's understanding of the history and theory of literature and incorporates correlative patterns of study in elective areas such as other cultures, other arts, technical studies, and/or the teaching of writing.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Creative Work: Students will produce a publishable written creative work.
  • Professional Preparation for fields related to literature and/or creative writing: Includes skills in publishing, writing, teaching, editing, book arts, and arts management.
  • Literature: Students will understand and appreciate work of a broad range of writers, develop an awareness of literature in general, and his/her own genre in particular as it relates to larger human experience.
  • Craft Elements: Students will have a working knowledge of the major elements in the craft of creative nonfiction, fiction, literary translation, playwriting, and/or poetry and consciously incorporate these elements in the revisions of their work and be able to discuss craft elements in written responses to their peers’ work.

Career paths

The career goal is to train and encourage writers of creative nonfiction, fiction, literary translation, plays, and poetry. Many celebrated and distinguished writers are graduates of the department. In the job market, good writers are hard to find. The skills developed in creative writing translate well into corporate editing, publishing, teaching, and working for arts organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • MFA Workshop in Creative Nonfiction
  • M.F.A. Workshop in Fiction
  • M.F.A. Workshop in Poetry
  • M.F.A. Workshop in Playwriting
  • M.F.A. Workshop in Short Plays
  • Advanced Short Story Writing

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
59
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Credits

54 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
59
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Sample of writing (15-20 pages or fiction or non-fiction, poems, literary translation, stage play or two short plays)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • English language proficiency (international students)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8918 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8918 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    8918 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8918 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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