California College of the Arts

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2000
Location: 
San Francisco, CA
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
15
Application Deadline: 
January 10, 2021
Application Fee: 
$75 (including $5 required SlideRoom writing portfolio fee)
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Leslie Carol Roberts
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Tonya Foster, Joseph Lease
Fiction: Tom Barbash, Jasmin Darznik, Aimee Phan
Nonfiction: Faith Adiele, Jasmin Darznik, Leslie Carol Roberts, Judith Serin

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

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

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
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.