Master of Fine Arts Program in
Creative WritinG

Photograph: Groundbreaking Day The sprawling grounds of Manhattanville College's campus circa May 3, 1951 - designed by Frederick Law Olmstead.                                                                                                                                                                        * "Frederick Law Olmsted, acclaimed as North America’s greatest landscape architect, created plans for both the outdoors and the architecture for the buildings in the Farm Group. He had previously designed New York City’s Central Park, the nation’s first major urban park, and numerous other treasured public spaces including the landscapes for the United States Capitol, the White House and the Jefferson Memorial. Olmsted’s Contribution to the Environment | Olmsted believed the government had a moral responsibility to preserve extraordinary landscapes for the benefit of the people. He wrote, “The enjoyment of scenery employs the mind without fatigue and yet exercises it, tranquilizes it and yet enlivens it; and thus, through the influence of the mind over the body, gives the effect of refreshing rest and reinvigoration of the whole system."                                                                                                                           * Visit & learn more about the rich history, traditions in service, and progressive social justice visions behind Manhattanville's academic mission!

Photograph: Groundbreaking Day
The sprawling grounds of Manhattanville College's campus circa May 3, 1951 - designed by Frederick Law Olmstead.
                                              
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"Frederick Law Olmsted, acclaimed as North America’s greatest landscape architect, created plans for both the outdoors and the architecture for the buildings in the Farm Group. He had previously designed New York City’s Central Park, the nation’s first major urban park, and numerous other treasured public spaces including the landscapes for the United States Capitol, the White House and the Jefferson Memorial.

Olmsted’s Contribution to the Environment | Olmsted believed the government had a moral responsibility to preserve extraordinary landscapes for the benefit of the people. He wrote, “The enjoyment of scenery employs the mind without fatigue and yet exercises it, tranquilizes it and yet enlivens it; and thus, through the influence of the mind over the body, gives the effect of refreshing rest and reinvigoration of the whole system."

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Visit & learn more about the rich history, traditions in service, and progressive social justice visions behind Manhattanville's academic mission!




 


About the MFA

Manhattanville’s 36-credit Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program is open to graduates of accredited colleges and universities who demonstrate a strong potential in writing and critical thinking. Students are admitted to the program primarily on the strength of the writing they submit as part of the application process. Writing will be judged according to its literary merit and its indication of the applicant’s readiness to study writing and literature at the graduate level.

The program is flexible and can be completed in two years, though students may work at their own pace, beginning in either the fall or spring semester—or with Summer Writers’ Week, a comprehensive week-long program that consists of writing workshops and special events. Writers’ Week is offered annually at the end of June.


Curriculum

Manhattanville’s MFA program is among the most flexible creative writing programs in the country. Students in our unique non-tracking curriculum will have the opportunity to work in a single genre, a variety of genres or in cross-genre workshops with gifted teachers and mentors who are also award-winning authors. 

REQUIRED COURSE

  • Foundations in Creative Writing
  • Advanced Seminar in Creative Writing
  • Writing Workshops
  • Thesis Project

ELECTIVES

  • Screenwriting
  • Fiction
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Poetry
     

Contact

Phone: 914-694-3425
Fax: 914-323-1988
Email: mfa@mville.edu

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