The primary areas of study are poetry and fiction, and admission is highly competitive. In addition to the poetry and fiction workshops, there are courses available that focus on writing drama, nonfiction and screenplays, as well as courses that provide practical experience in editing.
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
- Demonstrate a skillful use or knowledge of major poetic devices, such as metaphor, imagery, lineation, persona, types of rhythm, rhyme and other sonic effect.
- Demonstrate the use or knowledge of classic poetic forms, such as the sonnet, the ode and the elegy, as well as other contemporary, experimental or avant-garde forms.
- In a statement of purpose or aesthetics that is part of their thesis manuscript, as well as in an exit interview/ thesis defense, appraise and locate their own work within literary and cultural contexts
Student learning outcomes specific to poetry:
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- Creative Writing: Fiction
- Creating Writing: Poetry
- Creative Writing: Drama
- Film and Television ScriptsApplied English Linguistics
- Studies in Linguistics
- Teaching English as a Second Language
- Studies in British Literature and Culture
- Special Topics in American Literature and Culture
- 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
- Independent Study
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
- Jan 15 for consideration of assistantship
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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