Aspiring fiction and screenwriters take heart: There’s a new MFA in town.
Launching fall 2019, Drexel University’s MFA in Creative Writing — the only low-residency MFA in the city of Philadelphia — promises a unique focus on craft, career and community.
Offered jointly by Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences and Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, the online degree allows students to concentrate in either fiction or screenwriting, while gaining experience in both areas.
The program includes three in-person residencies: two craft-focused residencies on Drexel’s campus in Philadelphia, and an intensive professional development residency in New York for fiction writers, or Los Angeles for screenwriters. New York Times best-selling author Chris Bohjalian will be the featured writer at the first craft residency.
MFA students will receive regular critiques from accomplished authors, take part in supportive workshops, and gain the skills to pursue production and publication. From writing courses in Philadelphia prisons and hospitals, to study-abroad experiences in Haiti and Bioko Island of Equatorial Guinea, students will have numerous opportunities to write and find inspiration in our local and global communities. Teaching assistantships are also available.
Learn more at online.drexel.edu/MFA.