May 26, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Fine Arts

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Welcome to the Master of Fine Arts (MFA)! 

Antioch University’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program is devoted not only to the education of literary and dramatic artists but to community engagement and the pursuit of social justice. The program features one-on-one mentoring with a variety of successful, publishing writers and includes instruction in craft, revision, and critical reading and thinking skills. The rights and ethical responsibilities of creative writers are also addressed, along with practical career concerns related to the business of writing and publishing. The MFA program prepares students for careers and meaningful lives as writers, editors, teachers, and engaged literary citizens.
The MFA Program is comprised of 10-day hybrid residencies-which include seminars, readings, and workshops-complemented by five-month online project periods during which students live and write in their home communities. The unique hybrid residency allows students to attend fully online, in-person, or a combination of both. We believe a flexible learning environment allows our students to flourish personally and creatively.

MFA students work in various genres such as fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, young people, writing for the screen, playwriting, and literary translation. While students are admitted into a single genre, we encourage our students to write and study more than one genre during their time at Antioch.

The MFA Field Study is one aspect which sets this creative writing program-and the people who graduate from it-apart from others. The Field Study asks students to put their knowledge and skills as writers to work in service of something they personally value in their local communities. 
The MFA Program also takes pride in the diversity of its students, graduates, faculty, and staff. The Program’s curriculum and culture stem directly from its social justice mission. MFA graduates go on to publish extensively, win national awards, work in their communities to make social change, as well as teach writing with new pedagogies in mind. 
Lisa Locascio Nighthawk, Ph.D.
Interim Chair, Antioch MFA Program

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