Creative Writing (MFA)

The New School    Schools of Public Engagement (SPE)

Full time September MA 2 years
Communication & Media Studies (7) Creative Arts & Design (9) Languages, Literature & Culture (21)

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Are you ready to embark on a creative writing journey in the heart of New York City? Look no further than The New School's Creative Writing MFA programme. Join a vibrant community of writers and tap into the city's publishing world, building connections that will support you beyond graduation. Led by renowned faculty with strong ties to NYC's literary scene, you'll hone your craft through workshops and literature seminars. With concentrations in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and writing for children and young adults, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in your chosen genre. No writing experience? No problem. Just submit a writing portfolio to get started. Get ready to unleash your creativity and become a leader in the ever-evolving world of literature.

About the course

Live the writer's life in New York City. The New School's Creative Writing MFA program allows you to join a community of diverse voices, plug into New York's publishing world, and build a network that will support you through graduation and beyond.

Creative Writing MFA students develop their craft in workshops and literature seminars led by an internationally recognized faculty with close ties to New York publishing and the city's literary scene. Courses and events are held in the evening, enabling students to work during the day while in the program.

This two-year, full-time creative writing program offers concentrations in:

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Entry Requirements

Applicants must submit a writing portfolio

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The New School offers competitive merit-based scholarships to new graduate degree applicants. Our scholarships are based on a percentage of tuition and are renewable.

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