Successful degree candidates in the MFA in Writing program learn to
- Demonstrate facility with the craft of writing by producing an original body of work, the thesis, presented in a professional format.
- Demonstrate familiarity with various current literary theories, literary research methods, and critical analysis by producing one or more critical essays or research papers, or both.
- Participate in a writing community by providing constructive criticism to peers, soliciting criticism of their work, and selectively incorporating feedback in their own work.
- Identify historical and contemporary influences on their work.
- use practical experience acquired by teaching, coaching, tutoring, interning, editing, curating, etc., skills for successful employment after graduation.
- Demonstrate familiarity with literary journals and book publishers including book arts print venues, innovative publishing, and digital platforms relevant to their work.
- Perform all literary activities in an ethical and professional manner.