About the Program

The MFA Creative Writing Program at the College of Charleston, a two-year residential program, offers advanced degree training in either fiction or poetry writing and features two curriculum emphases: Studio and Arts & Cultural Management. The MFA workshops are the backbone of the program, taught by a highly distinguished, award-winning writing faculty. Students learn the history and traditions associated with literature, learn theoretical and formal approaches to the craft of writing, and receive intensive peer and faculty feedback as they compose and revise their thesis—a full-length manuscript.

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Program Learning Outcomes: Skills and Knowledge

The craft of creative writing; completion of full-length manuscript; learning about publishing; editing skills; close reading skills; critical thinking; collaboration; time management

Tracks or Concentrations

Curriculum emphases: 1. Studio or 2. Arts & Cultural Management

Primary Genres: 1. Fiction or 2. Poetry

Modalities of Instruction


Aspirational Career Sector

71. Arts, Entertainment, & Rec.