Oct 29, 2009, 2:45 AM
Re: [Junior Maas] Choosing a PhD program
There sure are studio MFAs that don't require "lots of other stuff". (Sorry -- this will remain in quotes!).
If you want time to write fiction or poetry and not papers, that seems like a good way to go. If there's some sort of studio PhD equivalent, please send me the link.
Otherwise, a job as a security guard or manny for some chronically sleepy child might do the trick for those same four to five years...and you'd be getting paid, instead of the other way around.
Oh I agree that such programs still exist. I was pointing out, though, that many MFA programs might as well be combo programs, as students take as many lit hours as workshops.
Also, most studio MFA programs are only two years; you'd still have more time to write, over the long haul, in a 4-5 year PhD program. I'll be done with my lit courses this year and will basically have two years to write and study for comp exams (on top of the two years of work I will have already completed).
(This post was edited by gcsumfa on Oct 29, 2009, 2:46 AM)