Preparing for MFA Programs (Online)
October 1 - November 5
With over a hundred MFA programs to choose from nationwide, it's often difficult to know which program might be right for you, how to be prepared for the arduous application process, and whether a full-residency or low-residency option is your best choice.
This online course addresses the process from the ground up. Guests from top MFA programs discuss their programs, and current and former students from both full-residency and low-residency programs talk honestly about what to expect in terms of workload.
Equally important is the focus on your creative work, which is honed in bi-weekly workshops and via one-on-one rewrites with the instructor, with the goal of ensuring an application packet that is appropriate for your targeted university
Tod Goldberg, author of the novels Living Dead Girl, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Fake Liar Cheat, a finalist for the Nevada Arts Council Prize; and the forthcoming The Fix. Mr. Goldberg's book, Simplify, won the 2005 OV Books Short Story Collection Prize and was a 2006 finalist for the SCBA Award in fiction. He is the recipient of the UCLA Extension Outstanding Instructor Award in Creative Writing, 2005.
For more information, please call The Writers' Program at UCLA Extension at 800-388-8252.
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