The Genre Fiction Concentration
Genre Fiction Concentration
We write because we know that writing matters and because we know that good writing extends beyond academic circles. The art of writing fiction can be not only a passion, but also a way of being and of living in the world. Our instructors, inspired by this philosophy, have gathered from across the country to offer their guidance and experience to aspiring writers who want to reach mainstream audiences. To realize these goals, we've designed a curriculum that celebrates the art of such forms as science fiction, the mystery, narrative nonfiction and mainstream commercial fiction. Through an intensive and innovative program of study, we provide writers with support and industry knowledge to expand their writing and their careers beyond the academy.
As a student in the graduate program, you can expect to write, write, discuss and write a bit more. You will learn how to get your writing out into the world. You will discover a supportive community dedicated to your passions and ambitions. Together, we can reinvigorate the art of fiction and reclaim the audience for fiction.
The Genre Fiction curriculum sequence is designed for full-time students. While we understand that student occasionally must drop down to part-time status for financial and personal reasons, we encourage all students to do their best to pursue the degree full-time.