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Core Seminar (4 credits)
The MFA journey begins with a core seminar course, "Writers and Readers, Creators Both." The course is a reading-intensive examination of the relationship between reading and writing. Students expand their knowledge of the craft of writing and the use of literary texts as guides for their own work. They also learn the value of giving and receiving constructive feedback, and increase their understanding of the creative process and of the relationship between writer and reader. After successful completion of the Core Seminar, and with the recommendation of the Core professor, the student becomes a degree candidate. Writing Courses (24 credits)
MFA students complete six writing courses, one of which must be a fundamentals course covering craft techniques in depth and the second an advanced course in the genre in which the student does his/her thesis.Elective Courses (12 credits)
MFA students choose three elective courses to complement their exploration of the writing craft and expand their knowledge of other areas.
View sampling of Elective courses. Mid-Point Advising
After completion of six courses, MFA students meet with their faculty advisor to discuss their goals and progress in the program. They consider the student's plan for thesis, including the choice of genre(s), prospective thesis advisors, and time line for completion of degree requirements.Capstone
The MFA Capstone is a two-part process, Thesis 1 and Thesis 2 respectively. Each is one semester long.
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"I had a middle-grade novel published prior to entering the Hamline program, but I still felt like there was a lot I didn't know. I was committed to writing and wanted to become a master of the craft, how to go emotionally deeper with stories... with each faculty member, I felt like I gained something new and different and continued to gain confidence."
-- Loretta Ellsworth '09
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