California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

California, United States

Residential program

The CalArts MFA Writing Program is designed for students seeking to experiment with form and content, and to engage in thoughtful dialogue about the theoretical, political and artistic contexts of contemporary writing. We're in search of innovative, dynamic young writers who would benefit from and contribute to a world-class experimental arts environment, recently named by Newsweek the nation's top college for artistic students. Our curriculum blends the rigors of training in established genres with opportunities to explore the fertile territories where genres and art forms blend. All of our exceptional faculty have multidisciplinary practices, and together represent a wide range of experience in writing, publishing, editing, reviewing, criticism, scholarship, translation and collaboration. Faculty members have received Guggenheim Fellowships, NEA Literature Fellowships, the Whiting Writers' Award and more.

Students in the CalArts Writing Program have access to:

o Dedicated faculty mentors

o A vibrant slate of visiting writers and professors, as well as professional development panels

o Competitive internships with our unorthodox and highly regarded literary magazine, Black Clock

o A semester-long practicum in college level composition teaching and the opportunity to work as paid teaching assistants in undergraduate courses

o Two student-run reading series, Sprawl and Next Words

o Opportunities to collaborate with visual artists, musicians, filmmakers, dancers, actors, directors etc. across the Institute.

We're proud of the spirited and accomplished community of writers our students and faculty form at CalArts, and of our wildly creative and productive alumni. We encourage you to investigate further by exploring our website: writing.calarts.edu

Contact Information

24700 McBean Parkway
Critical Studies
Valencia
California, United States
91355
Phone: 661-253-7802
Email: amenzano@calarts.edu
writing.calarts.edu



DEGREE PROGRAMS

The CalArts MFA Writing Program is designed for students seeking to experiment with form and content, and to engage in thoughtful dialogue about the theoretical, political and artistic contexts of contemporary writing. We're in search of innovative, dynamic young writers who would benefit from and contribute to a world-class experimental arts environment, recently named by Newsweek the nation's top college for artistic students. Our curriculum blends the rigors of training in established genres with opportunities to explore the fertile territories where genres and art forms blend. All of our exceptional faculty have multidisciplinary practices, and together represent a wide range of experience in writing, publishing, editing, reviewing, criticism, scholarship, translation and collaboration. Faculty members have received Guggenheim Fellowships, NEA Literature Fellowships, the Whiting Writers' Award and more.

Students in the CalArts Writing Program have access to:

o Dedicated faculty mentors

o A vibrant slate of visiting writers and professors, as well as professional development panels

o Competitive internships with our unorthodox and highly regarded literary magazine, Black Clock

o A semester-long practicum in college level composition teaching and the opportunity to work as paid teaching assistants in undergraduate courses

o Two student-run reading series, Sprawl and Next Words

o Opportunities to collaborate with visual artists, musicians, filmmakers, dancers, actors, directors etc. across the Institute.

We're proud of the spirited and accomplished community of writers our students and faculty form at CalArts, and of our wildly creative and productive alumni. We encourage you to investigate further by exploring our website: writing.calarts.edu

Type of Program: Research/Theory/Studio
Largest Class Size: 10
Smallest Class Size: 10
Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Playwriting, Criticism & Theory
Tuition 35000
Unit of Measure: Hours
Workshop: 24
Thesis: 3
Total Units for Degree: 37
Other Requirements: Final thesis project
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, Letters of Recommendation, Cover Letter




FACULTY

Bruce Bauman

And The Word Was

http://www.brucebauman.net/


Tisa Bryant

Unexplained Presence


Steve Erickson

Days Between Stations, Rubicon Beach, Tours of the Black Clock

http://www.steveerickson.org/


Jen Hofer

one, The Route, sexoPUROsexoVELOZ


Maggie Nelson

Jane: A Murder; The Red Parts; Bluets; The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

http://www.wavepoetry.com/authors/62


Janet Sarbanes

Army of One


Mady Schutzman

The Real Thing: Performance, Hysteria, and Advertising


Matias Viegener

2400 Things About Me Too

http://www.fallenfruit.org/


Jon Wagner

Television at the Movies: Cinematic and Critical Responses


Christine Wertheim

+|'me'S-pace

http://christine-wertheim.com/





COMMUNITY