M.F.A. in Creative Writing Curriculum

A 44 semester-unit, 2-year studio/research program: 

Course Requirements

1. Workshops

20

 

Complete 12 units in Primary Genre and 8 units in Secondary Genre from the following. The workshop courses are all repeatable for credit as long as the topic has changed. (If 200-level courses are not available, you can take up to eight units of 100-level courses as equivalent.)

     

ENGL 240. Poetry Writing Workshop

   

4

   

ENGL 241. Fiction Writing Workshop

   

4

   

ENGL 242. Nonfiction Writing Workshop

   

4

   

RTVF 160: Screenwriting

   

3

   

RTVF 161: Advanced Screenwriting

   

3

   

TA: 128: Scriptwriting

   

3

   

TA: 129: Advanced Scriptwriting

   

3

   

TA 275: Graduate Scriptwriting Seminar

   

3

   

2. Literary Research

8

 

Complete Eight units from:

     

ENGL 202. Poetic Craft and Theory

   

4

   

ENGL 203. Narrative Craft and Theory

   

4

   

ENGL 204. Seminar in Modern Approaches to Literature

   

4

   

ENGL 208. Seminar in Comparative Literature

   

4

   

ENGL 211. Seminar in Twentieth Century Poetry

   

4

   

ENGL 215. Seminar in Myth and Symbolism

   

4

   

ENGL 216. Seminar in Medieval English Literature

   

4

   

ENGL 224. Studies in English Early Modern Literature

   

4

   

ENGL 225. Seminar in Shakespeare

   

4

   

ENGL 228. Seminar in Genre Studies

   

4

   

ENGL 230. Seminar in Eighteenth Century British Literature

   

4

   

ENGL 232. Seminar in Romanticism

   

4

   

ENGL 233. Seminar in the Victorian Period

   

4

   

ENGL 253. Seminar in Period Studies of American Literature

   

4

   

ENGL 254. Seminar in Genre Studies of American Literature

   

4

   

ENGL 255. Seminar in Thematic Studies of American Literature

   

4

   

ENGL 256. Seminar in Twentieth Century British Literature

   

4

   

 

3. Professional Development

 

8

 

Complete eight units from:

     

ENGL 133. Reed Magazine

   

4

   

ENGL 257. Seminar in the History of Rhetoric

   

4

   

ENGL 259. Seminar in Composition Studies

   

4

   

ENGL 298. Special Study

   

4

   

Other literary research classes with consent of advisor

     

 

 

4. Core Course: First thesis semester

 

4 

ENGL 291. Literary Practicum

(Blended online course)

   

 

 4  

 

5. Culminating Experience

 

4

 

Plan A (Thesis and Comprehensive Exam)

     

ENGL 299. Master's Thesis or Project

   

4

   

Comprehensive Exam

     

Foreign Language Requirement

     
 

Total Units:

44