Bachelor of Fine Arts in Writing
The chief goal of the Writing Program is the graduation of creative writers who are well-versed in literature, literary theory and other modes of critical thinking. While at the center of the curriculum are creative-writing studios in which a range of forms are explored, the studios are complemented by core courses that focus on essential, but too-often neglected, aspects of the literary arts—word choice, grammar, logic, exposition, and critical thought. The location of the program in New York City is taken full advantage of, primarily in Writer’s Forum, a course that invites writers, editors and literary agents to campus to address the writing majors; and the Internship Program, in which students can select from an array of internships, from St. Mark's Poetry Project to Saturday Night Live.
Requirements for BFA Writing, 2014
- Semester 1
Complete these courses.
Critical Thinking & Writing I
- Semester 2
Complete these courses plus 3 elective HMS credits.
Critical Thinking and Writing II
- Semester 3
Complete these courses plus 4 Studio Elective credits and 3 credits of SS/PHIL.
Topics in American Studies: Perspective On U.S. Literature
- Semester 4
Complete these courses plus 3 HMS elective credits,and 2 Studio Elective credits.
- Semester 5
Complete these courses plus 3 HMS elective credits and 3 elective credits in Math/Science.
The Professional Workplace
- Semester 6
Complete these courses plus 3 HMS elective credits and 3 elective credits in Social Science/Philosophy.
- Semester 7
Complete these courses plus 6 elective credits in Liberal Arts, 2 Studio Elective credits and 3 elective credits in Social Science/Philosophy.
- Semester 8
Complete these courses plus 3 elective credits in Liberal Arts and 6 open elective credits.