These programs provide excellent instruction and help students graduate with the requisite skills to turn their passion into a career.Check out our ranked list below to learn more about each of the schools on our ranking of the 25 best MFA programs in the country.
These programs provide excellent instruction and help students graduate with the requisite skills to turn their passion into a career.
Now in its 150th year, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago has trained acclaimed artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Grant Wood, Edward Gorey and Jeff Koons.
The low student-faculty ratio compensates for a high tuition rate, offering students face-to-face time with distinguished instructors like Michelle Grabner and Glenn Ligon, and an opportunity to build connections with classmates and peers.
The campus spans beautiful downtown Chicago, inspiring students with spectacular architecture in modern and historical buildings.
Students can also use resources at The Art Institute of Chicago, one of the most visited art museums in the world, and special collections and venues holding exhibitions, lectures, galleries and performances across the city.
You’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in scholarly and creative research, publishing, advertising, marketing, and book and journal production.
As part of the URI writing community, you will also be able to participate in internships, creative writing contests, and a variety of URI writing events and publications, including: URI creative writing students have recently been accepted into some of the best MFA and Creative Writing programs in the country, such as Hunter, Emerson, Columbia College/Chicago, Sarah Lawrence, University of Chicago, University of Pittsburgh, Lesley, Vermont College, among others.
In addition to mentoring individual students I also teach residency seminars such as:• Indoor/Outdoor Writing: The Inspiration and Imperative of Place• Escape from Chronology!
Narrative Structures in Creative Nonfiction• Making More of a Meal: The Uses of Food in Narrative Writing• Picturing Voice: What Creative Writers Can Learn from Narrative Voice in Graphic Memoirs MFA IN CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM I have been on the Creative Nonfiction Faculty of Lesley University’s Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program since January, 2011.
As a URI creative writing student, you’ll work with professors who will encourage you to challenge yourself and offer you the benefit of their experience as authors and recipients of some of the country’s most prestigious writing awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship, the PEN Osterwell Award, the Yale Younger Poets Prize, and the Stegner Fellowship, among others.
Meet Our Faculty As a creative writing student, you will be able to develop your work and participate in a larger community of writers.