Graduate Courses

Courses offered by the Departments of English, Radio-Television-Film, and Theatre and Dance make up the core of the MFA degree program, supplemented by courses in writing offered by the Michener Center.

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Writing: WRT

WRT 380. First-Year Seminar.

Restricted to first-year candidates for the Master of Fine Arts in Writing. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in writing.

WRT 380S. Studies in Creative Writing.

Subjects include the study of literature, creative theory, and criticism in the genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, and screenwriting. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in writing, or graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

WRT 380W. Workshop in Creative Writing.

Subjects include writing fiction, writing poetry, playwriting, and screenwriting. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in writing, or graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

WRT 182, 282, 382. Independent Projects.

Restricted to advanced MFA candidates. Conference work and independent study. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in writing, or graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

WRT 698. Thesis.

Individual instruction. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in writing and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Writing 698A.