The Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing focuses on students' original creative work. Our faculty members offer students guidance in defining aesthetic values and crafting their art. The program seeks to cultivate literary writers of the highest quality.
The M.F.A. program welcomes writers of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction who wish to prepare for careers in writing, editing, and/or teaching. The program is centered around the workshop experience and fosters student publishing. Since the conversion of our long-standing M.A. program in creative writing to the terminal M.F.A. in 2006, our students and recent graduates have published in such venues as The New Yorker, Nimrod, Indiana Review, Pindeldyboz, Glimmer Train, So to Speak, and The Best New American Voices.
Set within the growing and bustling 56,000-student U.C.F. campus, on the eastern edge of Orlando and about equi-distant from Disney World and the Atlantic beaches, our M.F.A. program offers a balance of close community and the openness of city life. Our program—running between about 25 and 35 full- and part-time students at a time—reflects the diversity of our region. We are committed to helping students find their own distinct voices based on their various experiences and perspectives.
M.F.A. students have opportunities to serve as managing editors for our national literary journal, The Florida Review, to assist in the production of the in-house literary journal, The Cypress Dome, as well as to work as Graduate Teaching Assistants, teaching first-year Composition and Introduction to Creative Writing. The program also offers students opportunities to participate in the national and local visiting writers program, Writers in the Sun, and in community service learning programs in mentoring young writers.
For more information about admissions and program requirements and University graduate policies, consult the UCF Graduate Catalog. If you have more questions, please contact the Graduate Programs Assistant.
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Research Interests: writing and reading contemporary fiction; creative writing pedagogy; the art and craft of speculative fiction
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