MFA in Writing & Publishing (Residential)

Sample Course Schedules

These sample course schedules are based on a 64-unit graduation requirement.

Fiction and Criticism (Nonfiction) Dual-Genre Specialty with interest in New Media

Semester 1 (16 units per semester)

  • Publication & Fieldwork I (6 credits)
  • Fairy Tale & Mythology (4 credits)
  • Writing in the Digital Field (4 credits)
  • Directed Study (2 credits)

Semester 2

  • Publication & Fieldwork II (6)
  • The Novel (4)
  • Techniques in Nonfiction Writing (4)
  • Directed Study (2)

Semester 3

  • Base Course (6)
  • Thesis Prep (4)
  • Cultural Criticism in the Arts: The Review (4)
  • Directed Study (2)

Semester 4

  • Thesis Advisory (10)
  • The Graphic Novel (4)
  • Directed Study (2)

Poetry Specialty with interests in Stage & Screen and Memoir (Note: extra 2-unit courses can be added in as desired.)

Semester 1

  • Publication & Fieldwork I (6 credits)
  • Techniques of Poetry (4 credits)
  • Adaptation (4 credits)
  • Directed Study (2 credits)

Semester 2

  • Publication & Fieldwork II (6)
  • Memoir Writing (4)
  • Original Poetics: Ancient Forms & Structures (4)
  • Directed Study (2)

Semester  3

  • Base Course (6)
  • Thesis Prep (4)
  • Translation (4)
  • Directed Study (2)

Semester 4

  • Thesis Advisory (10)
  • Contemporary Fields: Conceptual + Visual Poetry (4)
  • Directed Study (2)