MFA Writing program

MFA Writing

@Otis College of Art and Design

Why study writing at an art school? To develop a practice as dynamic, innovative, and progressive as the college itself. In our MFA Writing program, you are free to write in any genre you choose, without declaring a concentration.

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$ 22,600


1 year


Los Angeles


Our team-taught multi-genre workshops bring poets, fiction writers, and essayists to the same seminar table to learn from one another and explore multiple modes of writing. Our curriculum also includes one-on-one mentoring with a faculty member who works in your area of greatest interest, and, unique to our program, Writing Colloquia designed by faculty and students together, reflecting the ever-evolving concerns and curiosities of our community. As you develop your thesis, you’ll have the opportunity to work at our own small press, TA for undergraduate courses, network with visiting artists through a bi-weekly series of readings and talks, and share your writing with MFA students in our other graduate programs in Fine Arts and Graphic Design.