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Creative Writing and Literary Translation

The City University of New York

12 months
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855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
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About

The MFA program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation from The City University of New York has four tracks: poetry writing, fiction writing, playwriting, and literary translation. 

Overview

The course in Creative Writing and Literary Translation from The City University of New York centers on writing workshop classes in which faculty lead students in critiques of one another’s writing. 

What you'll study

Students take three workshops in their own genre, and a crossover workshop in another genre, and they take two craft classes, one in their own genre and one in another genre. They also take a course in critical theory and literature electives that help them to develop a critical vocabulary and a knowledge of various literary and cultural periods and traditions. The faculty will provide intensive discussion and supervision of student work. The program is committed to the integration of creative writing and literary studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Workshop in Fiction: The Art of the Novel
  • Workshop in Poetry: Finding the Form in Free Verse
  • Non-Fiction Workshop: Essay Medley
  • Translation Workshop
  • Thesis Workshop
  • Multi-Genre Craft Class: Writing Lives into Print

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum average grade of B in all undergraduate work and in all English courses.
  • Three satisfactory letters of recommendation, preferably from writers and teachers of writing, addressing the candidate’s academic proficiency and writing skills.
  • A 500-word statement of interest.
  • Candidates should submit a writing sample: either 10 pages of poetry, 25 pages of prose, or two one-acts or a full-length play to the Graduate Advisor, English Department, Klapper Hall, Room 607, by the application deadline.
  • For the translation track, candidates should demonstrate an appropriate level of fluency in a language besides English and submit previously translated work (5-10 pages) as their writing sample.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.

Resident: 

  • Full-time - $5,545/semester
  • Part-time - $470/credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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