California Institute of Integral Studies

MFA Program

Program Established: 
San Francisco, CA
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
10-12 each semester
Application Deadline: 
December 2, 2018
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Cindy Shearer
Core Faculty Includes: 

Kris Brandenburger, Carolyn Cooke, Cindy Shearer, and Pireeni Sundaralingam

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers some teaching and research assistantships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The Interdisciplinary Arts & Writing MFA is a 39-unit, two-year program in five continuous semesters.

Student attend two six-day residencies each year, in the Fall and Spring semesters, in San Francisco.

Students also study part-time during the summer after their first year; students have the option to participate in one of the program's exchange programs, the Kingston Writing School workshops in Athens, Greece, in June, or a performance-making/writing mentorship at the University of Chichester in Chichester, England. Students who choose the exchange program at the University of Chichester also have the option to travel to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.

The priority deadline for fall applications is May 1; the final deadline is August 1. The application deadline for the spring is December 2. The program encourages writers to apply for the fall semester.