Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is an endorsed MFA degree. It is designed for students who have studied courses in creative writing at undergraduate and honours level and professional writers who wish to gain an internationally recognised formal qualification in their field.
The degree requires students to complete under supervision a single artistic project to a level considered suitable for publication or presentation, for example a collection of short stories, a novel or novella, a volume of poetry or a play. They must also complete a 5000–7000 word supplementary essay and formally present their work as part of an oral exam.
The degree may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.
Candidates require one of the following:
- a BA(Hons) in English or another approved subject
- other bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and evidence of substantial professional experience in the area
- an appropriate overseas qualification.
Entry into the MFA(CreativeWriting) is limited to eight students at any one time. Selection will be made on the basis of the student’s prior submission of a folio of work and a research proposal to be approved by the Board of Studies.
The course is:
- ENGL 692 Creative Writing (in English) Thesis; or
- ENGL 693 Creative Writing (in English) Thesis (part-time).
One year full-time or two years part-time.
For full requirements see the Regulations for the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (University Regulations website).