Institute of American Indian Arts

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MFA Program

Program Established: 
2013
Location: 
Santa Fe, NM
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
30
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2019
Application Fee: 
$25
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Santee Frazier
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Esther Belin, Sherwin Bitsui, Jennifer Elise Foerster, Santee Frazier, Joan Naviyuk Kane, Cedar Sigo, James Thomas Stevens, Ken White
Fiction: Ramona Ausubel, Marie-Helene Bertino, Cherie Dimaline, Brandon Hobson, Pam Houston, Toni Jensen, Stephen Graham Jones, Kristiana Kahakauwila, Chip Livingston, Tommy Orange, Derek Palacio, Eden Robinson, David Treuer
Nonfiction: Kimberly Blaeser, Pam Houston, Toni Jensen, Chip Livingston, Terese Mailhot
Screenwriting: Sydney Freeland, Geoff Harris, Migizi Pensoneau, Brooke Swaney Pepion, Ken White

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers scholarships from the Truman Capote Trust and the Beverly & Michael Morris Foundation. The program also offers a scholarship that provides full funding to one enrolled Native American/First Nations student each year.

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Other Features: 

The program emphasizes Native American and First Nations writing. The program offers a degree in screenwriting, in addition to degrees in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.The program offers a Residency-Only option for non-degree-seeking applicants.

Students attend two eight-day residencies each year, in January and July, at the Institute of American Indian Arts campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Students also attend a graduation residency in the May of their second year.

The program hosts a visiting writers series.

Deadline for priority scholarship consideration: December 15, 2019
Final deadline: April 15, 2020