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Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences

Degree Requirements

Creative Writing and Publishing Arts Degree Requirements

  • These requirements apply to students entering this program in fall 2013 and thereafter. Students who enrolled earlier should consult the catalog in effect at the time they enrolled.
  • You can also reference the graduation requirements for the year in which you enrolled on the portal; view graduation requirements by year (PDF) in the right-hand column of your MyResources page.
  • Read the course descriptions.

This 48-credit M.F.A. program requires the following:

Foundation Course (3 credits)

  • Creativity: Ways of Seeing (CWPA 620)

Writing Workshops (6 credits)

Choose two workshops from the same genre.

  • Fiction Workshop (CWPA 622)
  • Poetry Workshop (CWPA 623)
  • Literary Nonfiction (CWPA 626)
  • Memoir Workshop (CWPA 627)

Design (3 credits)

  • Type & Design for Creative Writers (CWPA 651)

Publishing Arts (6 credits)

  • Book Arts (CWPA 780)

and one of the following:

  • Electronic Publishing (CWPA 781)
  • Creating the Journal (CWPA 782)
  • Print Publishing (CWPA 783)

Writing & Literature (6 credits)

  • Experimental Forms (CWPA 786)
  • Seminar in Literature & Writing (CWPA 787)

Culminating Courses (9 credits)

  • Seminar in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts
    (CWPA 795)
  • M.F.A. Thesis I (CWPA 796)
  • M.F.A. Thesis II (CWPA 799)

Electives (15 credits)

Choose five electives from among many in writing, design, literature, publishing, multimedia and technology.

as of fall 2013