Ball State University

Indiana, United States

Residential program

At the graduate level, we offer an innovative and flexible two-year course of study (33 hours) toward the MA in English (Creative Writing). We encourage cross-genre study, and our graduate students choose among writing workshops in poetry, fiction, screenwriting, and creative nonfiction, as well as graduate literature seminars and a broad range of electives from across the Ball State campus. In addition to writing workshops, our students also have the opportunity to enroll in unique courses such as Reading and Writing Across the Genres, Creative Writing Pedagogy, Special Topics, Reading as Writers, and a graduate seminar focusing on Literary Editing and Publishing.

Ball State students, faculty, and the Muncie community all benefit from the Visiting Writers Series produced by Creative Writing in the Department of English. In addition to giving inspiring readings and meeting with the public to sign books, these writers also visit classrooms to talk to students about their lives as working writers. The Creative Writing program also runs the annual In Print Festival of First Books, a two-day event featuring readings given by talented and authors as well as panel discussions and classroom visits.

Contact Information

English Department/Creative Writing
2000 W University Ave, Robert Bell 272
Muncie
Indiana, United States
47306
Phone: 765-285-8532
Email: mbmullins@bsu.edu
http://cms.bsu.edu/Academics/CollegesandDepartments/English/Academics/Programs/Bachelors/CreativeWriting.aspx



DEGREE PROGRAMS

Undergraduate Program Director

Matthew Mullins
Director of Creative Writing
English Department/Creative Writing
2000 W University Ave, Robert Bell 272
Muncie
Indiana, United States
47306
Email: mbmullins@bsu.edu
URL: http://cms.bsu.edu/Academics/CollegesandDepartments/English/Academics/Programs/Bachelors/CreativeWriting.aspx

Our major option for undergraduate writers is a BA in English/Creative Writing with a wide range of courses in literature, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, and a variety of special topics. We are proud to publish a literary magazine, The Broken Plate, and Writing Out of the Margins, which contains collaborations between undergraduates and people from the local community. We also host free public readings and programs with nationally recognized writers through our Visiting Writers Series and the annual In Print Festival of First Books.

Largest Class Size: 20
Smallest Class Size: 15
Genres: Fiction, Screenwriting, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry
Duration of Study: 4 years
Unit of Measure: Hours
Other: University distribution requirements; second language proficiency.

Undergraduate Program Director

Matthew Mullins
Director of Creative Writing
English Department/Creative Writing
2000 W University Ave, Robert Bell 272
Muncie
Indiana, United States
47306
Email: mbmullins@bsu.edu
URL: http://cms.bsu.edu/Academics/CollegesandDepartments/English/Academics/Programs/Bachelors/CreativeWriting.aspx

Graduate Program Director

Matthew Mullins
Director of Creative Writing
English Department/Creative Writing
2000 W University Ave, Robert Bell 272
Muncie
Indiana, United States
47306
Email: mbmullins@bsu.edu
URL: http://cms.bsu.edu/Academics/CollegesandDepartments/English/Academics/Programs/Bachelors/CreativeWriting.aspx

At the graduate level, we offer an innovative and flexible two-year course of study (33 hours) toward the MA in English (Creative Writing). We encourage cross-genre study, and our graduate students choose among writing workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as graduate literature seminars and a broad range of electives from across the Ball State campus. In addition to writing workshops, our students also have the opportunity to enroll in unique courses such as Reading and Writing Across the Genres, Creative Writing Pedagogy, and a graduate seminar focusing on Literary Editing and Publishing.

Ball State students, faculty, and the Muncie community all benefit from the Visiting Writers Series produced by Creative Writing in the Department of English. In addition to giving inspiring readings and meeting with the public to sign books, these writers also visit classrooms to talk to students about their lives as working writers. The Creative Writing program also runs the annual In Print Festival of First Books, a two-day event featuring readings given by talented and authors as well as panel discussions and classroom visits.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Largest Class Size: 11
Smallest Class Size: 6
Genres: Fiction, Screenwriting, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry
In State Tuition 8000
Out of State Tuition 19000
Duration of Study: 2 years
Unit of Measure: Credits
Foreign Language: None
Workshop: 12 credits (four courses)
Literature: 6 credits (two courses)
Other: 6 credits core requirements (two courses); 6 credits approved electives (two courses)
Thesis: 3 credit creative project
Total Units for Degree: 33
Other Requirements:
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, Letters of Recommendation, GRE, Cover Letter, Other




FACULTY

Cathy Day

The Circus in Winter (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

http://cathyday.com/


Jill Christman

Darkroom: A Family Exposure (University of Georgia)

http://www.jillchristman.com/bio.htm


Sean Lovelace

Fog Gorgeous Stag (Publishing Genius)

http://seanlovelace.com/


Matt Mullins

Three Ways of the Saw (Atticus Books)

https://vimeo.com/116983486


Mark Neely

Beasts of the Hill (Oberlin College)

http://www.markneely.com/


Silas Hansen

http://www.silashansen.net/


Katy Didden

The Glacier's Wake (Pleiades Press)

www.katydidden.com


Rani Deighe Crowe

http://ranideighecrowe.blogspot.com


Sarah Domet

The Guineveres (Flatiron Books)

90 Days to Your Novel (Writer's Digest Books)

https://sarahdomet.com/





COMMUNITY

2017-2018

Kelcey Parker Ervick, Ira Sukrungruang

2016-2017

Matt Hart, Martha McCollough

2015-2016

Ander Monson, Mark Irwin, B. J. Hollars

2014-2015

Michael Poore, Joyelle McSweeney

2013-2014

Rex Pickett, Kathleen Rooney

2012-2013

Alicia Erian, Davy and Peter Rothbart, Danielle Cadena Deulen

2011-2012

Michael Martone, Valzhyna Mort, Mary Leader, Patricia Henley

2010-2011

Haven Kimmel

2009-2010

Harvey Pekar, Kelsey Timmerman

2008-2009

Bich Minh Nguyen, Bill Barich, Norbert Krapf

2007-2008

Debra Marquart, Maurice Manning

2006-2007

Michael Martone, Antler

2005-2006

Margaret-Love Denman, Barbara Shoup, Karen Kovacik, David Shumate

2004-2005

Stephen Hertz, Marilyn Kallet, Julie Schumacher, Michael Perry, Bruce Smith