Program description: At Mills, our graduate creative writing and literature programs place you at the cutting edge of literary and artistic work in new media, critical theory, and diverse cultural traditions. Our location in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area provides students with access to a vital artistic and literary community. Our creative writing and literature programs tap into the Bay Area’s energy and are distinguished by their long-established reputations; innovation; outstanding faculty; intimate community of writers, scholars, and alumni; and commitment to a vision of the literary arts as socially transformative.
We offer a wide range of professional development opportunities in and out of the classroom, enabling our students to learn more about teaching and publishing. Mills graduates regularly publish their work in magazines and journals, present at nationally recognized conferences, perform at local and national venues, and are themselves successful publishers and editors.
The MFA in Creative Writing Program, with genre emphasis in poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction is designed to develop your growth as a writer and reader, enhance your awareness of the contemporary literary field, and highlight opportunities in publishing, teaching, and community work.
The MFA in Book Art and Creative Writing Program, the first such program in the country, is designed to allow you to develop as both a writer and a visual artist, to enhance your understanding of contemporary writing and its visual forms, and to encourage a deep exploration of the book form in both content and materiality.
The MA in English Language and Literatures Program is designed to help you develop your critical writing and scholarly research skills essential to a variety of professional paths.
For detailed program information and to learn more about Mills College, visit www.mills.edu/english or contact us at 510-430-3309.