Our selective and academically rigorous 48-credit-hour, three-year program is designed to provide talented writers with the opportunity to work closely with both outstanding faculty and gifted peers to strengthen their craft, develop their literary aesthetics, enrich their understanding of existing traditions as well as compositional possibilities, and to participate actively in the life of the literary community at large.
Student learning outcomes:
- Develop and refine their individual writerly voices, produce literary work of a high quality and demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of their own aesthetics, as well as the literary models and cultural sources of those aesthetics
- Actively engage in a wider literary culture and community at the local, regional, national or international level
- Develop constructive workshop practices and demonstrate the ability to read closely and respond perceptively and critically to the writing of their fellow M.F.A. students
- Develop an advanced comprehension of editing and revision techniques and strategies, which include synthesizing challenges, advice and critiques from professors and fellow M.F.A. students
- Develop, hone and articulate a keen sense of their artistic and career goals
Student learning outcomes specific to fiction:
- Demonstrate the use or knowledge of effective approaches for creating sustained works of fiction distinguished by a nuanced use of appropriate narrative elements, techniques and conventions
- Demonstrate a highly developed proficiency in understanding and creating story structures appropriate to their purpose and audience, as well as to their chosen literary modes and styles
- In a statement of purpose or aesthetics that is part of their thesis manuscripts, as well as in an exit interviews/thesis defense, appraise and locate their own work within literary and cultural contexts
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- Creative Writing: Fiction
- Creating Writing: Poetry
- Creative Writing: Drama
- Film and Television Scripts
- Young Adult Literature
- Introduction to Scholarship in English Studies
- Literary Criticism
- Cultural Discourses
- Form and Theory of Poetry
- Form and Theory of Fiction
- Form and Theory of Creative Nonfiction
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesCreative Writing View 271 other Masters in Creative Writing in United States
- Application to graduate study, including the application for Virginia in-state tuition.
- Personal statement submitted with the online application.
- $70 application fee.
- Three reference letters submitted through the online application.
- Transcripts from each institution you attended are required.
- Official test scores, if required by your program.
- Your resume, if requested by the department to which you are applying.
International27971 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 27971 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
National14497 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14497 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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