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, 2024
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jasmin Darznik
Core Faculty Includes: 

Faith Adiele, Tom Barbash, Dodie Bellamy, Rita Bullwinkel, Jasmin Darznik, Joseph Lease, Trisha Ya-Wen Low, Denise Newman, Aimee Phan, Leslie Carol Roberts, Judith Serin

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers merit scholarships, diversity scholarships, and chair's scholarships. Teaching assistantships are also widely available.

Other Features: 

The MFA program at California College of the Arts is part of an institution with over a hundred years of history. The program hosts a visiting writers series, 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 program is a long-standing sponsor of the Litquake Festival and the Bay Area Book Festival.

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.