Dec 12, 2012, 10:46 PM
Post #311 of 316
That's what I'm thinking. Rosemont looks like a good school, seems affordable if the aid I've been getting holds out, is close to a much, much bigger metropolitan area than what I'm used to (so I feel pretty confident about being able to find work), and I emailed them last night and again this afternoon and received some very friendly, prompt, and helpful replies. The director of the program says they're very open to genre fiction, and some of the workshops and lit courses they offer seem to reflect that (a mystery/horror writing workshop, lit courses on sci-fi, popular culture, and the depiction of witchcraft in literature, of all things, and courses dealing with how to write half-hour and hour-long television pilots). Their faculty don't seem to come from genre backgrounds, but the program director addressed that and said that they're still very open to working with different types of writers. So all in all I think it would be a good fit for me; I'm just concerned about how small it is, since as I've said, I'm used to 20,ooo students and above types of institutions. I wonder how different the atmosphere will be, and also wasn't sure if maybe smaller schools might be looked down upon by bigger ones, when hiring.
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