California Institute of the Arts

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MFA Program

Program Established: 
1994
Location: 
Santa Clarita, CA
Genre: 
Not Genre-Specific
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
15–20
Application Deadline: 
December 1, 2019
Application Fee: 
$70
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Seth Blake
Core Faculty Includes: 

Tisa Bryant, Gabrielle Civil, Brian Evenson, Michael Leong, Anthony McCann, Janet Sarbanes, Matias Viegener, Jon Wagner

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers a range of need/merit-based scholarships to all students, including two full-tuition waiver fellowships through a partnership with the Truman Capote Literary Trust, as well as teaching assistantships and post-graduate teaching fellowships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program features a Visiting Writers Series, a Writer-in-Residence program, and the Next Words student reading series. The program does not track by genre, and students may pursue interdisciplinary concentrations.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis after the December 1 deadline.

Graduates: 

Colin Dickey, Joy Gregory, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Douglas Kearney, Anne-Marie Kinney, Grace Krilanovich, Janice Lee, Atsuko Okatsuka, Allie Rowbottom, Lauren Strasnick