Rutgers University-Newark MFA students may also make use of resources provided by the Institute for Jazz Studies, the Institute for Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, the Paul Robeson Gallery, Dana Library and its Book Arts program, and the Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies.The RU-N MFA Program also enjoys affiliations with The Newark Museum, the New Jersey Historical Society, the Newark Public Library, and Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, all a short walk from campus.
Virtually no other program in the country gives students the opportunity to work in such a wide range of genres for elective credits.
Those who choose Literature/Book Arts will work with photographer Nick Kline to design and publish a chapbook of their own work.
The residence dorm at University Square is just one of the University’s commitments to a burgeoning campus whose expansion will eventually reach the shores of the Passaic River.
century arts community, LSU’s nationally-ranked MFA program is home to a dynamic group of writers working in traditional, hybrid, and new media genres.
Students enroll in a workshop and two seminars during each of their first three semesters.
at Vanderbilt is a three-year program requiring four semesters of graduate work in writing workshops and seminars.Students in the MFA program work harmoniously and productively with students and faculty in the English Department’s doctoral program. The English Department’s faculty welcomes MFA students into their literature classes.The English Department’s Graduate Reading Series, which takes place during the spring semester, features the work of one MFA student and one Ph. The inaugural issue of , a literary journal edited by students in the MFA program, appeared in Spring 2010.The Rutgers University-Newark MFA Program is a nationally ranked, 36 credit hour, studio/research program, which means that our writers study literature as they endeavor to write it.The program focuses strongly on 12 credit hours of Writing Workshop in a declared genre (one workshop, with permission of the department, may be cross-genre), and requires 6 thesis hours in which students work one-on-one with their mentor professors.We describe our program as Rutgers University-Newark Real Lives, Real Stories cause we’re interested in the real world experience of our applicants as well as in their creative work and intellectual rigor.The Rutgers University-Newark MFA can be completed in a two- or three-year time frame.Most of our classes, workshops and readings begin at p.m., Monday through Thursday, allowing students to commit to rigorous daily writing schedules, work day jobs, or raise families.Though we live in the real world more affordably than in Manhattan, Rutgers-Newark MFA faculty and students also comprise an arts community.Performance/Media Studies allows students to study writing for television or the stage with playwright Michele Rittenhouse, urban and narrative journalism with Professor Rob Snyder, or jazz influences with Lewis Porter Cultural/Political/Ethnic Studies allows students to choose courses in History, Liberal Studies, American Studies, Urban Education, Political Science, Global Affairs, African-American Studies, or Women’s and Gender Studies.RU-N’s Electives Concentration is designed to support our MFA students in their completion of courses that specifically contribute to the fiction, poetry or nonfiction works they will turn in as Theses.