Arizona State University

Arizona, United States

Residential program

The master of fine arts degree in Creative Writing, offered by the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, nurtures and challenges individual talent amid a community of dedicated writers. The program offers fiction and poetry students a unique opportunity to tailor a course of study to fit individual needs, talents, and goals, while working under the direction of faculty who are practicing, publishing writers of fiction and poetry. The program includes equal components in literature and writing. Required course work includes three semester-long, one-on-one pairings with faculty designed to guide the student's work toward the thesis manuscript. The program benefits from the tremendous resources of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, housed on campus, which supports a vibrant visiting writers series, the graduate student-edited Hayden's Ferry Review, an annual writing conference, a wide variety of outreach programs with area schools, senior centers, and prisons (among other organizations), and a remarkable global outreach program which has allowed degree candidates to study and teach in, among other places, Prague, China, Singapore, and Wales. The program also facilitates collaborations with musicians, composers, printmakers, photographers, and visual artists. MFA candidates are offered a TAship and, when available, additional funding. For more information, go to https://english.clas.asu.edu/admission/graduate-admission/master-fine-arts-creative-writing.

Contact Information

PO Box 870302
Dept of English, Creative Writing Program
Tempe
Arizona, United States
85287-0302
Phone: (480) 727-9130
Email: jennifer.irish@asu.edu
english.clas.asu.edu/creativewriting/



DEGREE PROGRAMS

Undergraduate Program Director

T.M. McNally
PO Box 870302
Dept of English, Creative Writing Program
Tempe
Arizona, United States
85287-0302
Email: jennifer.irish@asu.edu
URL: english.clas.asu.edu/creativewriting/
Genres: Fiction, Poetry

Undergraduate Program Director

T.M. McNally
PO Box 870302
Dept of English, Creative Writing Program
Tempe
Arizona, United States
85287-0302
Email: jennifer.irish@asu.edu
URL: english.clas.asu.edu/creativewriting/

Graduate Program Director

T.M. McNally
PO Box 870302
Dept of English, Creative Writing Program
Tempe
Arizona, United States
85287-0302
Email: jennifer.irish@asu.edu
URL: english.clas.asu.edu/creativewriting/

The master of fine arts degree in Creative Writing, offered by the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, nurtures and challenges individual talent amid a community of dedicated writers. The program offers students a unique opportunity to tailor a course of study to fit individual needs, talents, and goals, while working under the direction of faculty who are practicing, publishing writers of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, plays, and screenplays. The program includes equal components in literature and writing. Required course work includes three practica: semester-long, one-on-one pairings with faculty designed to guide the student's work toward the thesis manuscript. A final comprehensive examination covers 20th century literature and critical theory. The program benefits from the tremendous resources of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, housed on campus, which supports a vibrant visiting writers series, the graduate student-edited Hayden's Ferry Review, an annual writing conference, a wide variety of outreach programs with area schools and hospitals (among other organizations), and a remarkable global outreach program which has allowed degree candidates to study and teach in, among other places, Prague, China, Singapore, and Wales. The program also facilitates collaborations with musicians, composers, printmakers, photographers, and visual artists. As of this writing, all MFA candidates are offered a TA and, when available, additional funding. For more information, go to https://english.clas.asu.edu/admission/graduate-admission/master-fine-arts-creative-writing.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Largest Class Size: 10
Smallest Class Size: 7
Genres: Fiction, Poetry
Unit of Measure: Hours
Workshop: 15
Literature: 24
Total Units for Degree: 48
Other Requirements: Written comprehensive exam; thesis defense. See website for required courses and complete description of application requirements.
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, Letters of Recommendation, Other




FACULTY

Sally Ball

Wreck Me, Annus Mirabilis

https://webapp4.asu.edu/directory/person/413822


Tara Ison

Rockaway, Ball, A Child Out of Alcatraz, The List

https://webapp4.asu.edu/directory/person/1616069


Norman Dubie

The Mercy Seat

https://webapp4.asu.edu/directory/person/10785


T.M. McNally

Until Your Heart Stops, Almost Home, The Goat Bridge, Low Flying Aircraft, Quick, The Gateway

https://webapp4.asu.edu/directory/person/234786


Alberto Alvaro Rios

The Dangerous Shirt, The Theater of Night, The Smallest Muscle, Pig Cookies

http://www.public.asu.edu/~aarios/


Matt Bell

In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods, Scrapper, How They Were Found

http://www.mattbell.com/


Natalie Diaz

When my Brother was an Aztec





COMMUNITY