The New School's renowned graduate writing program is now offering students a new concentration: Arts Writing. This two-year program of writing workshops and seminars reflects the university’s belief that discursive and critical writing about the arts is a vital form of literature.
In 1931, New York critic Gorham Munson initiated a workshop in creative writing at The New School. One of the first college courses of its kind anywhere, the workshop established the university as a vibrant center of American Literature and the teaching of creative writing. Since 1996, The New School has offered the Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing, originally with four concentrations—Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Writing for Children—and now a fifth, Arts Writing.
The new Arts Writing concentration prepares writers for careers as professional critics and public educators in print and online media; as writers for museums, art dealerships, publishers, promoters, and cultural foundations; and as visual and performing artists and teachers who can communicate effectively about their own work and that of other artists.
In the MFA Creative Writing program, students develop the writing skills and experience to
Visit the Creative Writing MFA website for application information and degree requirements.
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The New School has offered courses in creative writing since 1931, when Gorham Munson, a Manhattan editor, offered his legendary writing workshop...