Adelphi University

New York, United States

Residential program

An intimate program, the MFA in Creative Writing at Adelphi offers students the opportunity to specialize in three major genres: poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.

We have generous scholarships, internships, and teaching opportunities including the chance to teach a section of the undergraduate course "Introduction to Creative Writing."

The program's distinctive curriculum offers students in-depth experience across genres, requiring that each student enroll in two semesters of workshops in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

Our Professional Development Practicum is a unique hands-on experience in which students meet with writers, agents, editors, and arts administrators to learn firsthand about the professional life of a writer. They also learn the practical procedures of submitting a manuscript and applying for grants and jobs.

Our year-long Thesis Colloquium and Independent Study sequence offers intense one-on-one mentoring.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of Adelphi's connections to New York City's lively arts scenes and our relationships with organizations such as PEN, AWP and Cave Canem.

Contact Information

1 South Avenue
MFA Program, Dept of English
Garden City
New York, United States
11530-0701
Phone: (516) 877-4020
Email: webb@adelphi.edu
Fax: 516-877-4038
http://www.adelphi.edu/mfacw



DEGREE PROGRAMS

Undergraduate Program Director

Igor Webb
Professor and Director of Creative Writing
Department of English
Harvey Hall 212
Garden City
New York, United States
11530-0701
Email: webb@adelphi.edu

Adelphi's program in English encourages students to discover the pleasures and values of the written word in their own writing and that of acknowledged artists. The program gives students as comprehensive an acquaintance as possible with the work of important writers and interesting writers. The program also provides a close look at the ways in which good writing gains its power. The creative writing major track produces the cultural reference and skill in using language artfully that are requisite in any profession--administration, advertising, journalism, law, librarianship, writing, teaching to name a few--in which language is the paramount tool. In addition, the creative writing track prepares students for advanced work in poetry, fiction and dramatic writing.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Largest Class Size: 15
Smallest Class Size: 6
Genres: Fiction, Screenwriting, Playwriting, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry
Tuition 22000
Duration of Study: 4 years
Unit of Measure: Credits
Foreign Language: 12 or level IV competency
Criticism and Theory: 3
Composition Rhetoric: 3
Workshop: 12
Literature: 24
Total Units for Degree: 120
Application Deadline Fall: 01/01/2013
Application Deadline Spring: 10/01/2012

Graduate Program Director

Igor Webb
Professor and Director of Creative Writing
Department of English
Harvey Hall 218
Garden City
New York, United States
11530-0701
Email: webb@adelphi.edu

An intimate program, the MFA in Creative Writing at Adelphi offers students the opportunity to specialize in four major genres: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and dramatic writing.

We have generous scholarships, internships, and teaching opportunities including the chance to teach a section of the undergraduate course "Introduction to Creative Writing."

Our Professional Development Practicum is a unique hands-on experience in which students meet with writers, agents, editors, and arts administrators to learn firsthand about the professional life of a writer. They also learn the practical procedures of submitting a manuscript and applying for grants and jobs.

Our year-long Thesis Colloquium and Independent Study sequence offers intense one-on-one mentoring.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of Adelphi's connections to New York City's lively arts scenes and our relationships with organizations such as PEN, AWP and Cave Canem.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Largest Class Size: 15
Smallest Class Size: 6
Genres: Fiction, Literary Translation, Criticism & Theory, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry
Tuition 26000
Duration of Study: 2 years
Unit of Measure: Credits
Workshop: 18
Literature: 9
Other: 4
Thesis: 8
Total Units for Degree: 39
Application Deadline Fall: 01/15/2013
Application Deadline Spring: 10/15/2012
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, Letters of Recommendation, Other




FACULTY

Judith Baumel

The Kangaroo Girl, Now, The Weight of Numbers

http://www.judithbaumel.com


Martha Cooley

The Archivist, Thirty-Three Swoons

http://academics.adelphi.edu/artsci/creativewriting/cooley.php


Anton Dudley

Getting Home, Davy & Stu; Slag Heap

http://academics.adelphi.edu/artsci/creativewriting/dudley.php


Jacqueline Jones LaMon

Last Seen, Gravity, USA; In The Arms Of One Who Loves Me

http://academics.adelphi.edu/artsci/creativewriting/lamon.php


Igor Webb

Against Capitulation, From Custom To Capital

http://academics.adelphi.edu/artsci/cwriting/webb/php


Katherine Hill

The Violet Hour

http://academics.adelphi.edu/artssci/creativewriting/hill/php





COMMUNITY

Victor Lavalle, Calvin Baker, Myla Goldberg, Major Jackson, Maureen McLane.