Albertus Magnus College

Connecticut, United States

Residential program

Curriculum

This convenient yet demanding low-residency 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

Program Format

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.

Features

* A Blended Learning Environment: Each semester, classes meet "on the ground" once every five weeks for three Saturdays. Each Saturday session lasts for 2 1/2 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 interact with each other and their professors through the MFA learning community website.

* A Portfolio Process: 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 Focused, Efficient, and Meaningful Process: MFA students can enroll as full-time graduate students and complete the program in two years.

* Faculty Authors: Students are guided by a faculty who are published poets, novelists and authors of academic monographs as well as creative non-fiction.

* Flexibility: Students may enroll in the program on a full or part-time basis.

Contact Information

700 Prospect Street
MFA in Writing Program
New Haven
Connecticut, United States
6511
Phone: (203) 773-8068
Email: swallman@albertus.edu



DEGREE PROGRAMS

The mission of the Department of English is consonant with the mission of the College, which is to provide solid academic grounding and an education that will enable students after their college years to lead productive and enriched lives.

The Department of English works with every student to improve basic written and oral communication and to instill a knowledge of and critical appreciation for literature in English. The Department strives to foster a spirit of inquiry and a habit of reasoning directed toward the discovery of a system of values. More particularly, the Department assumes a key role in directing the English major to both personal enrichment and a rewarding career. English majors find that training in their academic discipline enables them to excel in many fields such as: law, publishing, education, civil service, library science, business, and journalism. Moreover, the Department offers students interested in going on to graduate programs in English a baccalaureate curriculum that is balanced, historically comprehensive, and rigorous.\nThe thrity-six credit Creative Writing minor emphasizes a knwledge of literature and fosters the skills and sensibilities needed for students to engage in creative writing.

Largest Class Size: 15
Smallest Class Size: 8
Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Tuition 25000
Unit of Measure: Credits

The thrity-six credit Creative Writing minor emphasizes a knwledge of literature and fosters the skills and sensibilities needed for students to engage in creative writing.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Largest Class Size: 15
Smallest Class Size: 8
Genres: Fiction, Poetry
Tuition 25000
Unit of Measure: Hours

Curriculum

This convenient yet demanding low-residency 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

Program Format

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.

Features

* A Blended Learning Environment: Each semester, classes meet "on the ground" once every five weeks for three Saturdays. Each Saturday session lasts for 2 1/2 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 interact with each other and their professors through the MFA learning community website.

* A Portfolio Process: 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 Focused, Efficient, and Meaningful Process: MFA students can enroll as full-time graduate students and complete the program in two years.

* Faculty Authors: Students are guided by a faculty who are published poets, novelists and authors of academic monographs as well as creative non-fiction.

* Flexibility: Students may enroll in the program on a full or part-time basis.

Type of Program: Low-Residency Program
Largest Class Size: 6
Smallest Class Size: 6
Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Tuition 17000
Unit of Measure: Hours
Criticism and Theory: 8
Workshop: 8
Literature: 12
Thesis: 8
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, Letters of Recommendation, Cover Letter




FACULTY

Paul Robichaud


Sarah Wallman


Robert Hubbard

Last Survivors of Historical events, Movies, Disasters and More.Lincolnwood IL: West Side Publishing; Images of America: MIddletown.2009 Charlestown, SC:Arcadia Publishing


Charles Rafferty

Charles Rafferty has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism. His tenth book of poetry is The Unleashable Dog (forthcoming from Steel Toe Books). His collection of flash fiction, Saturday Night at Magellan's, was published by Fomite Press. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Oprah Magazine, The Southern Review, TriQuarterly, Quarterly West, Massachusetts Review, and Connecticut Review. His stories have appeared in Sonora Review, Pedestal, Cortland Review, and Staccato.


Eric Shoeck





COMMUNITY

Dick Allen

Lauren DeStefano

Tom Hazuka

Leslie McGrath

Eric Sasson

Vivian Shipley

Lisa Siedlzarz

Chris Torockio

Jessica Treat

Claire Zoghb