California College of the Arts

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
San Francisco, CA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 10, 2023
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Ronika McClain
Core Faculty Includes: 

Faith Adiele, Tom Barbash, Rita Bullwinkel, Jasmin Darznik, Joseph Lease, Denise Newman, Aimee Phan, Leslie Carol Roberts, Judith Serin, Noah Stern

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers teaching assistantships, merit scholarships, diversity scholarships, and chair's scholarships.

Other Features: 

The program also offers a track in experimental literary forms.

This program is affiliated with the Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center, which hosts conferences and a reading series. The program also hosts a visiting writers series, a student reading series, and a writing-in-residence program. Internships are available with Bay Area literary centers such as City Lights Publishers, and 826 Valencia.

The priority application deadline is January 10. The application will open in August; those received after February 1 will be reviewed individually on a rolling basis.