Part 1 consists of a one-on-three discussion, or defense, with your thesis committee part 2 is a public reading of your work given with several other graduating mfa students, to be followed by a reception, sponsored and publicized by the creative writing department your thesis director will. 2) creative thesis (students will register for the thesis route): the creative thesis option requires the student to write original fiction, poetry, or drama in place of a critical thesis in all other respects members shall indicate to the graduate chair in writing whether the thesis is in their view ready for defense if two or more. Under the direction of a member of the creative writing faculty, every mfa student is expected to write a manuscript of poetry or fiction to be presented at the thesis defense, and made available to the thesis committee no later than two weeks prior to the thesis defense date six credit hours of thesis research (english 799) are. Mfa thesis process note—please refer to /creative-writing/current-students/ thesis-overview/ when submitting forms 1) mfa thesis process overview 2) thesis worksheet download thesis worksheet here 3) literature component of the thesis defense you should start working on your reading list as part of your. The body of work and artist's statement to earn the mfa degree, we ask that students produce and shape a significant body of work, accompanied by an artist's statement while university of wyoming graduate student forms employ the more conventional term thesis, we encourage a language more suited to the ways in.
Thesis production and defense creative writing mfa graduates produce and defend a thesis-length creative document that is characterized by its originality and excellence of expression and informed by its critical introduction and/or afterword. Suggested: 2 workshops, 1 literature/forms & 1 elective year 2 spring: 3 hours of online classes 6 hours of thesis suggested: 1 literature/forms and thesis year 2 summer: 3 hours on campus in us en 502 full residency in writing ( includes thesis defense and reading) en 501 short residency in writing. Communication (tpc), rhetoric and composition, creative writing, and multicultural and transnational literatures (mtl) the tpc and mtl concentrations can be taken as online programs see more details below a minimum of 33 sh of course work is required, with a final presentation on the thesis.
The mfa thesis frequently asked questions mfa program in creative writing and environment iowa state university below are answers to frequently asked questions (faq) about the planning, process, and discretion, may ask to see a preliminary draft of the thesis or to meet with you prior to the defense in order to. Thesis honors faculty guidelines for senior honors theses our deep appreciation goes to all the faculty members who have contributed their time and expertise to the hundreds before the defense to keep the second reader informed of the progress of the thesis the visual arts, performing arts, or creative writing. Format guidelines page format it must be double spaced, in a standard font ( times new roman 12pt / arial 11pt), with 1 inch margins page numbering the title page, signature page, abstract and acknowledgement/dedication page must be numbered in roman numerals.
This three-year degree provides advanced graduate-level coursework in writing, language, and literature, as well as study in a related field the third year of the program focuses on the final development of a book-length manuscript suitable for publication, the mfa essay, and the mfa thesis defense the deadline for. A student writing a creative thesis must work under the direction of a graduate creative writing faculty member 4 about a week before the oral defense, send the graduate director the following information for the thesis defense form: (1) the date and time of the defense (2) the official title of the thesis, as you would like it to. The department of english offers a wide range of courses in british, american, and world literatures in english film literary theory and creative writing.