Office of Continuing and Professional Education Program goals Our selective and academically rigorous credit-hour, three-year program is designed to provide talented writers with the opportunity to work closely with both outstanding faculty and gifted peers to strengthen their craft, develop their literary aesthetics, enrich their understanding of existing traditions as well as compositional possibilities, and to participate actively in the life of the literary community at large.
The primary areas of study are poetry and fiction, and admission is highly competitive. In addition to the poetry and fiction workshops, there are courses available that focus on writing drama, nonfiction and screenplays, as well as courses that provide practical experience in editing.
Student learning outcomes Students in the M. Develop and refine their individual writerly voices, produce literary work of a high quality and demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of their own aesthetics, as well as the literary models and cultural sources of those aesthetics Actively engage in a wider literary culture and community at the local, regional, national or international level Develop constructive workshop practices and demonstrate the ability to read closely and respond perceptively and critically to the writing of their fellow M.
Demonstrate the use or knowledge of classic poetic forms, such as the sonnet, the ode and the elegy, as well as other contemporary, experimental or avant-garde forms.
These policies are established by the graduate faculty of the university through their elected representatives to the University Graduate Council.
It is the responsibility of all graduate students, both on- and off-campus, to be familiar with the VCU Graduate Bulletin as well as the Graduate School website and academic regulations in individual school and department publications and on program websites.
However, in all cases, the official policies and procedures of the University Graduate Council, as published on the VCU Graduate Bulletin and Graduate School websites, take precedence over individual program policies and guidelines.
Visit the academic regulations section for additional information on academic regulations for graduate students. Graduate students and program directors should refer to the following degree candidacy policy as published in the VCU Graduate Bulletin for complete information and instructions.
Visit the academic regulations section for additional information on degree candidacy requirements. Graduation requirements As graduate students approach the end of their academic programs and the final semester of matriculation, they must make formal application to graduate.
No degrees will be conferred until the application to graduate has been finalized. Graduate students and program directors should refer to the following graduation requirements as published in the Graduate Bulletin for a complete list of instructions and a graduation checklist.
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Apply online at graduate.The Creative Writing program offers students a range of beginning, intermediate, and advanced workshops in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Undergraduate Creative Writing majors will take three writing workshops of their choice, in addition to a Form & Theory course.
Creative Writing . This degree offers a stimulating and wide-ranging introduction to English literature and creative writing. You’ll have the opportunity to study and interpret literature from different historical periods and diverse cultural settings – including translations – and to develop your writing skills in several genres including fiction; poetry; life writing; and scriptwriting for film, radio.
The UNO Creative Writing Workshop (CWW) is our resident graduate program in fiction writing, nonfiction writing, poetry writing, play writing and screen writing. Its curriculum requires forty-five credits of graduate work, culminating in a creative thesis and leading to the MFA degree.
This course collects, explores, and promotes writing poetry in a range of styles that center around the theme of place. We will begin with more literal notions of place (geography, the city, neighborhoods) and move into metaphorical engagements of the theme, including the idea of one’s place in the world, displacement & diaspora, the page itself, and a myriad of formal approaches that seek.
In the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing, the symbiotic relationship between writing, publishing, and the study of literature becomes a shared experience of finding one’s voice, refining one’s talent, and gaining the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in today’s evolving literary landscape.
ENG Introduction to Creative Writing (offered Fall and Spring terms) English is the first course in the creative writing sequence.
Here, students are introduced to the techniques, strategies, and issues of writing poetry and fiction.