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Otis College of Art and Design

MFA Program

The year-end reading with MFA graduates in May 2012.

MFA Program Established: 
Los Angeles, California
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Cross-Genre
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
November 1, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Peter Gadol, Chair, Graduate Writing
Core Faculty Includes: 

Guy Bennett, Peter Gadol, Jen Hofer, Marisa Matarazzo, Marisa Silver, Paul Vangelisti

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers fellowships and work study.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Housed at the oldest art school in Los Angeles, Graduate Writing at Otis College offers team-taught multi-genre workshops, individual tutorials pairing students with practitioners in their chosen areas, and seminars developed in collaboration with students. Sustaining an interest in world literatures, the program offers a translation concentration. Graduate Writing also houses the student-run Otis Books, producing six titles annually. A vibrant Visiting Writers Series hosts writers and editors from around the country.

The application deadline for the spring semester is November 1; the application deadline for the fall semester is January 15.

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