The Creative Writing course at The City University of New York comprises workshops, craft seminars, one-on-one supervisions with faculty, and literature classes. There are three concentrations, fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry, with 12 students in each. Each year, several students are named Hertog Fellows (fiction and nonfiction) and Friedman Scholars (poetry).
Master of Fine Arts Thesis
The candidate must submit a satisfactory master of fine arts thesis consisting of either 40-60 pages of poetry or 75-125 pages of short stories, novella or novel-in-progress (for fiction candidates) or 75-125 pages of personal essays or memoir (for creative nonfiction candidates), which will be approved by two members of the writing faculty. Two copies prepared for binding are required.
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Programme StructureCourses included:
- Writing in Conference
- Poetry Thesis One
- MFA Thesis
- Poetry Thesis Two
- 12 months
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DisciplinesCreative Writing View 300 other Masters in Creative Writing in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- BA or equivalent at an accredited institution with no minimum GPA.
- creative writing manuscript (10-20 pages of poetry or 20-30 pages of fiction or creative nonfiction)
- 500-word personal statement describing the candidate’s relationship to his/her creative work, literary influences, and why the MFA would be beneficial to the candidate’s writing career.
- 500-word creative nonfiction proposal.
International25650 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 12 months.
National25650 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State11090 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11090 USD per year during 12 months.
- Resident: $470 per credit
- Non-resident: $855 per credit
Living costs for New York City
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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