In addition to learning from award-winning instructors, these programs offer extensive networking opportunities with talented people in the field, peer recognition, and curriculum to develop raw ideas into marketable books.Renowned authors such as Thomas Pynchon, Sandra Cisneros, and Chad Harbach all boast MFA degrees — with the latter receiving a 0,000 advance for his first novel.Students may work on a part-time basis, taking up to five years to complete the degree.
The MFA qualifies graduates for teaching at the university level and many graduates have gone on to teach at colleges and universities in Canada, the United States and overseas as well as holding writing residencies. Others go on to work in publishing, and graduates have become book and magazine editors.
Although the MFA is a terminal degree, some graduates go on to further study in Ph D programs in the US, UK and Australia.
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Bestselling authors and writing professionals of all kinds have used this degree to launch their careers.
Numerous colleges offer master’s in fine arts programs as an incubator of young writing talent.The program is unique globally for its multi-genre approach to writing instruction: students are required to work in multiple genres during the course of the degree.As a fine arts program rather than an English program, students focus on the practice of writing rather than the study of literature.The Optional-Residency MFA is particularly well suited to teachers: our teacher-students have been able to gain an advanced degree while continuing their careers. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees.Please note that we will not be able to provide answers to questions regarding application or admissions policies or any that involve specific personal information.Application Deadline Deadline to submit online application.Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the UBC Board of Governors.In recent years, tuition increases have been 2% for continuing domestic students and between 2% and 5% for continuing international students. Admitted students who defer their admission are subject to the potentially higher tuition fees for incoming students effective at the later program start date.Develop a timeline for meeting deadlines, scheduling language tests, getting your documents ready, and reaching out to letter writers and supervisors.As well, join us on a virtual tour of the UBC Grad Studies website to point out important resources.