This convenient yet demanding program develops the insights, discipline, and skills of the professional writer.
Blending personalized attention to the individual’s needs with the utilization of Internet technology to create a virtual community of writers, the MFA in Writing at Albertus Magnus College combines flexibility with excellence, and provides a formative experience for writers seeking to hone their craft.
Students successfully completing this program will demonstrate
- A knowledge of the conventions of specific writing genres
- An understanding of the creative process
- A knowledge of market trends in specific areas of professional writing
- The ability to develop an effective project synopsis, outline, and submission materials that conform to industry expectations and standards
- Highly developed writing skills
- The ability to plan and execute a major project in a specific genre of writing
The Master of Fine Arts requires a minimum of thirty-six credits for completion. It is designed to be delivered in a blended format and schedule that will maximize potential student access. On-campus classes meet once every five weeks on Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters, with the remaining instruction occurring online.
A Blended Learning Environment
A Portfolio Process
- Each semester, classes meet “on the ground” once every five weeks for three Saturdays.
- Each Saturday session lasts for 2 ½ hours for each 4 credit course and for one hour for the portfolio/mentoring course
- Detailed course packets provide MFA students with an outline of readings and assignments for the entire 15 week semester
- Students maximize interaction with each other and their professors through the MFA learning community website and through on-campus meetings once every five weeks.
- Students will work toward creating a portfolio of publishable work in their chosen genres A portfolio mentor advises and guides the student through the course of study
- A process that is focused, efficient and meaningful
- MFA students can enroll as full-time graduate students and complete the program in two years.
- Students are guided by a faculty which includes published poets, novelists and authors of academic monographs as well as creative non-fiction.
Albertus Magnus College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction. The MFA in Writing Program is a member of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs.
For general questions contact:
School of Evening & Graduate Programs
Albertus Magnus College
700 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
For further information contact:
Sarah Harris Wallman, Associate Director
(203)773-4473 or firstname.lastname@example.org