Category Archives: MFA Requirements

M.F.A. Advising

The Role of the Graduate Adviser As soon as a prospective graduate student is accepted into the M.F.A. program of study, the Director of Graduate Studies assigns that student an adviser based on the student’s intended area of interest and the availability of faculty. Students are asked to contact their adviser when they are admitted. At…
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Hunger Benefit

This year’s benefit will be on November 19 Every fall, La Sociedad para las Artes organizes a benefit reading for Casa de Peregrinos, an emergency food bank in Las Cruces that feeds thousands of hungry mouths each year. La Sociedad has raised close to $60,000 for this organization over the 15+ years the benefit has…
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List of past Nelson/Boswell readings

Spring 2016 Readings  Jan. 29: Jake Levine and Kim Kyung Ju Feb. 5: Orlando White and with MFA Candidate David Reyes Feb. 12: Mark Wunderlich and MFA Candidate Naima Woods Mar. 4: Kate Bernheimer andMFA Candidate Marzie Ghasempour Apr. 15: Susan Briante and MFA Candidate Dominique Salas Apr. 22: Mike Meginnis and MFA Candidate Anthony Tome Apr….
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Reading Series

The Nelson/Boswell Reading Series is organized by La Sociedad para las Artes, the main outreach organization for the English Department. Every year, the organization hosts free evening readings of national caliber, of readers who also offer manuscript consultation to graduate students and craft talks to high school students, undergraduates, graduate students and community members. Fall 2016…
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M.F.A. Thesis & Exam

Each creative writing student will: submit a creative writing thesis (a collection of poems or stories, a novel, etc.) to the examining committee. The thesis will include an introductory essay in which the writer discusses her/his evolution as an artist and the evolution of the work. The committee consists of the thesis director, one other member of…
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M.F.A. Coursework

Students in the Master of Fine Arts program will complete at least 54 hours of graduate coursework, including: 12 credit hours of workshop courses in the major genre (poetry or fiction) 3 credit hours of workshop in a second genre 6 credit hours of form and technique courses in the major genre 12 credit hours of literature courses…
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