Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of English

Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts


Academic Information

This program, which involves completing a creative thesis, allows you to balance academic course work in English with the serious study of creative writing.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of English

Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts


Careers

What Can I Do with a Master of Fine Arts in English - Creative Writing?

Are you a budding author? Do you have a strong desire to earn a graduate degree that allows you to be creative while educating you in practical job skills? Critical reading skills are crucial in any job, and writing skills are in demand from employers in many fields. Our degree will allow you to balance academic coursework in English with the serious study of creative writing.

You’ll be offered instruction from excellent faculty in a collaborative and diverse atmosphere. Creative writing students have the opportunity to work in various editorial roles with the university’s literary magazine and to read their work at several area venues.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Advertising copywriter
  • Freelance writer
  • Blogger
  • Literary agent
  • Fundraiser/Development coordinator
  • Program coordinator
  • Grant writer
  • Writing instructor
  • Poet
  • Essayist
  • Magazine writer
  • Novelist
  • Editor
  • Technical writer

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of English

Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts


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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of English

Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Minimum Units for Completion 36
Additional Admission Requirements Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Thesis Thesis is required.
Oral Defense Oral Defense is required.
Research Individualized research is required.
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Purpose Statement

The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing balances the study and practice of creative writing with academic coursework in English. Students participate in writing workshops in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, undertake coursework in literature, and study critical theory. MFA candidates will present a creative thesis of between 45 to 120 pages, depending on genre. 

The MFA Program at Northern Arizona University allows you to:   


Student Learning Outcomes
 
Upon completion of the Creative Writing M.F.A. students will be able to:

Upon completion of the thesis manuscript, students will develop a professional presentation of an excerpt to their community of writers in a public reading.

 

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of English

Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts


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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of English

Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts


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