Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Beginning in 2020, HBU’s School of Fine Arts will offer a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. The workshop-driven program will provide students a rigorous creative environment to pursue either fiction or poetry writing, expanding HBU’s dedication to high-caliber artistic training at the graduate level.
The new degree is designed to facilitate extensive interaction with notable professional writers serving as guest instructors, as well as ongoing mentorship from HBU’s exceptional full-time writing faculty. Building on a rich foundation of apprenticeship and critical studies already thriving in the current MFA in Studio Art, the MFA in Creative Writing will launch alongside a new MFA in Screenwriting, providing three unique and specialized graduate programs in the School of Fine Arts.
For professional writers, the Master of Fine Arts serves as a terminally-qualifying degree, allowing successful graduates to teach at the university level, although the primary goal of the MFA is to nurture each student’s creative potential, ensuring that their artistic craft is sharpened and developed throughout their time int he program.
Most importantly, the core of this degree remains HBU’s steadfast commitment to providing a learning experience that instills in students a passion for academic, spiritual and professional excellence as a result of our Christian convictions. Students will learn how this faith has guided writers, storytellers and artists throughout history and be inspired by this rich heritage as together we seek to craft new works reflecting our Creator’s goodness, truth and beauty.
Applications for the inaugural class, beginning January 2020, are now open! A writing portfolio is required for admission.