Undergraduate Creative Writing Program
Home to the Creative Writing Program
In addition to a semester-long professional development class entitled “Getting It Out There” and a teaching practicum, the CalArts MFA Creative Writing Program offers its students opportunities to teach composition to undergraduate students as paid teaching assistants; to learn the ins and outs of publishing (for academic credit) as a Black Clock intern; and to curate two readings series: the on-campus "Sprawl" and the off-campus "Next Words," designed to introduce students to LA's lively and diverse literary scene. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the CalArts Community Arts Partnership, teaching creative writing to underserved youth in venues around Southern California.
Summer Creative Writing Programs for High School Students
The Writer in Residence Program is a new feature of the CalArts MFA Creative Writing Program designed to bring a prestigious writer to campus each year for a public reading, a classroom visit and to meet with our students in one-on-one meetings. The Writer in Residence Program offers a unique opportunity for students to gain special access to important contemporary writers beyond CalArts, to discuss working methods and get feedback on their own work.
Creative writing programs seek to produce professional writers by teaching the various techniques involved in the art, and by encouraging aspiring writers to find and develop their natural talents.Creative writing programs are most closely tied to journalism, though they also share traits in common with English, communications studies, drama and film and video programs.The NYU Creative Writing Program, among the most distinguished programs in the country, is a leading national center for the study of writing and literature. The undergraduate and graduate programs provide students with an opportunity to develop their craft while working closely with some of the finest poets and novelists writing today. The Creative Writing Program now occupies a lovely townhouse on West 10th Street in the same Greenwich Village neighborhood where so many writers have lived and worked. The Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House allows writers--established and emerging--to share their work in an inspiring setting. We invite you to join a supportive and serious community of writers engaged in an exceptional program of study.
We are pleased to announce that the NYU Creative Writing Program no longer requires GRE test scores for admission to our graduate program.
For its 30th anniversary, UBC’s Brave New Play Rites Festival is premiering twelve short plays at Studio 1398 on Granville Island. The festival’s Staged Reading Series at PTC includes a panel talk on new play development with alumni of Brave New Play Rites and the UBC Creative Writing Program. The produced plays, written by BFA and MFA UBC Creative Writing students, are an ambitious collaboration between emerging and established directors and actors from our vibrant artistic community. Twenty-three writers, twelve directors, nearly thirty actors, and a four-member producing team create stories of profundity, hilarity, darkness, and chaos.