Undergraduate Creative Writing Program
Creative Writing Program | New York University
Graduate programs in creative writing have evolved since the 1930s to offer a range of artistic experiences, approaches, and courses of study. Because there are many paths by which one may become a writer, the curricula vary from program to program. AWP encourages this variety and innovation while it sets general guidelines to help ensure a high quality of artistic literary training within these programs. Although the courses of study vary, AWP has noted the following shared characteristics among successful programs that nurture a culture of creativity, vitality, intellectual rigor, artistic discipline, and collegiality. These definitive hallmarks also form the basis for “The AWP Guidelines for Creative Writing Programs and Teachers of Creative Writing.”
Creative Writing Graduate Programs & Graduate Schools
In addition to a semester-long professional development class entitled “Getting It Out There” and a teaching practicum, the CalArts MFA Creative Writing Program offers its students opportunities to teach composition to undergraduate students as paid teaching assistants; to learn the ins and outs of publishing (for academic credit) as a Black Clock intern; and to curate two readings series: the on-campus "Sprawl" and the off-campus "Next Words," designed to introduce students to LA's lively and diverse literary scene. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the CalArts Community Arts Partnership, teaching creative writing to underserved youth in venues around Southern California.