Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles - MFA in Creative Writing
The two year, 36-unit MFA in Creative Writing Program at Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles, is an artist-training program for students who want to write professionally in the genres of novel, short story, playwriting, poetry, screenplay and non-fiction. We are ideal for working adults. Our format of meeting every other weekend, six times per semester, lets you fit into your life a graduate degree while keeping your other commitments.
What gives our program its special
character? We develop writers in multiple genres, believing
that you can excel in more than one. We are interested
in the whole writer, an expert who isn't narrow. Our
integration of the humanities into our course of study reflects
commitment to intellectual rigor and liberal arts as the
cornerstone of human understanding. We pay close attention to
your needs as a developing artist. The courses are demanding,
disciplined, and the level is high. In short, we give you
your money's worth.
The teachers in our program put a
premium on helping our students into their professional careers,
through continued mentoring. This means not only teaching the
techniques that make you the best writer you can be, but also
preparing you for the publication market. Our writers and
director, combined, have a long track record of helping students to
national and international literary prizes and book-length
publications. Whatever your career path, our job is to help
you write stories, novels, plays, poems, or screenplays, at the
highest level, and get them into print or staged before an
appreciative public. In that, we are practical minded and the
curriculum is set up to get you there.
By the end of 2015, we expect to
announce program developments that will allow you to study with us
from anywhere in the world, or right here on our beautiful urban
campus. The MFA in Creative Writing at Mount Saint Mary's,
Los Angeles will be synonymous with the latest in technology and
teaching. In addition, you'll be able, beginning in Spring
2016, to study in Spanish as well as English. We plan to
phase in bilingual study until we offer a full complement of
courses in both languages. Beginning now, students may write
their thesis projects in either language.
Our students are of all ages
and from many different educational backgrounds. You do not
need to have taken a degree in literature in order to apply to us.
Combining humanistic depth,
intellectual rigor, multicultural and bilingual study, technology,
a flexible weekend format, cross-training in multiple genres, and
practical preparation-that is what makes our MFA in Creative
Writing stand apart. Come study with us on the Mount Saint
Mary's campus, a gem right in the heart of Los Angeles.
10 Chester Place
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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