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The University of Texas at El Paso – Bilingual Program in Creative Writing

The following is the detailed undergraduate program for a Bachelors of Arts degree in Creative Writing.

Required Creative Writing Courses:

ENGL 2300 or 3341 History of Form I (prerequisite for CRW 3362)

ENGL 2301 or 3342 History of Form II

Creative Writing Gateway Course

2. Creative Writing Junior-Senior Block

Reading and Writing Fiction

Reading and Writing Poetry

Writing and Society

MFA in Creative Writing

The Bilingual MFA in Creative Writing is designed to provide the highest professional preparation and training to individuals who wish to pursue careersin writing or the teaching of writing. The MFA curriculum culminates in the writing of a book length manuscript of original creative work (thesis).

Required Form and Theory Courses

Narrative Theory and Poetics

Forms and Techniques of Fiction

Forms and Techniques of Poetry

Workshop and/or Variable Topics courses CRW 5366 Advanced Fiction Writing

Advanced Poetry Writing

Advanced Creative Non-fiction

Variable Topics, e.g., Prose Poem, Novella, Literary Magazine Production

Studies in Form

The Literary Marketplace

The final thesis will consist of a book-length manuscript of original fiction, poetry, play, group of essays, or screenplay, accompanied by a preface. Each candidate is required during the first semester of thesis hours to submit a thesis proposal and asample of the thesis-in-progress to the thesis committee. The thesis will be prepared under the direction of a three-member supervising committee and will be defended orally.

Both programs offer the following course:

Literary Translation (3-0)

Theoretical consideration, reading and practice in various forms and approaches to literary translation, including individual projects.

Costs

Check with the institution.

Editor notes

The purpose of the Bilingual Program in Creative Writing in English andSpanish offered by the University of Texas is to develop writing skills in both languages, which is a very important skill for a translator willing to work with literature or other themes related to creative writing, such as video games, marketing, etc.

Writing with Us
The Online MFA in Creative Writing

The University of Texas at El Paso is proud to offer a fully online Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Writers can complete the entire degree from anywhere in the world, as there is no residency requirement.

Our goal is to prepare serious writers for publishing and teaching careers. The degree plan consists of 48 hours of coursework – 42 hours of workshops and literature classes (14 courses), followed by 6 hours of thesis during which students complete a publishable manuscript in poetry or fiction.

We offer a workshop-heavy M.F.A., but we believe in the necessity of a background in theory and form. Our candidates enjoy a wide variety of graduate courses in literature, from the “Form of the Short Story” to “Asian American Poetry.”

We believe that the excellent reputation of our M.F.A. program is created by our faculty and the writers we graduate. Therefore, our primary goal is to connect our students with solid writers who will aid in their artistic and intellectual development.

The main criterion for admission is a writing sample in either fiction or poetry. We look for writers with distinctive or developing voices, a sense of cultural or social awareness, and a yearning to expand one’s use of the craft. It’s simple; if you’re good at what you do, we want you to study with us.

We encourage but do not favor undergraduate degrees in Creative Writing or English. Our students and graduates come from various fields, from physics to theater, and all of them enrich the writing experience. Some of our applicants are establishing themselves as writers, while some already have books published, but need the M.F.A. degree to advance in their teaching careers. Whatever level you find yourself at, we welcome your work.

Our classes and discussions are held in English, however if you feel more comfortable, or feel like exploring language, you may submit your creative assignments in Spanish.

We look forward to hearing from you.

No matter where you are in the world, write with us.

Sylvia Aguilar-Zéleny, Advisor for the Online MFA

For questions concerning the M.F.A. curriculum itself, please write us at [email protected]

For questions about the application process, please contact [email protected]

Maestría en Escritura Creativa en Línea de UTEP

La Universidad de Texas en El Paso se enorgullece en ofrecer la Maestría en Escritura Creativa en línea completamente en español. Ahora también los escritores latinos podrán realizar sus estudios de posgrado con nosotros en tu idioma y desde cualquier lugar del mundo.

El programa consta de 48 créditos académicos a completar en el curso de tres años. Nuestras materias cubren un amplio rango de tópicos como traducción literaria, guión, crónica, novela corta y prosa poética, entre otros. Además, si eres bilingüe puedes optar por llevar materias en inglés.

Nuestro objetivo es preparar a los escritores para que publiquen y emprendan una carrera como maestros a nivel licenciatura y posgrado. La tesis a desarrollar dentro del programa es un libro en los géneros de poesía, ficción, o no ficción. Así que al graduarte estarás listo para el mundo editorial.

Aceptamos postulantes de cualquier parte del mundo y de diversas carreras. Aunque la gran mayoría de ellos vienen del área de literatura, nuestros alumnos y graduados provienen también de áreas como física, comunicación, y teatro, consolidándose así un diálogo enriquecedor.

Buscamos escritores que tengan conciencia intercultural y social, así como un deseo por ampliar la técnica de su oficio. Todos nuestros profesores son escritores activos y destacados en la escena literaria de las Américas. Cada uno de ellos habrá de contribuir en tu desarrollo artístico e intelectual. Esta es tu oportunidad de discutir tu trabajo con voces experimentadas y consolidar tu progreso literario.

Nuestras clases son impartidas en inglés, sin embargo, nuestro profesorado es bilingüe, esto te permite escribir en el idioma que más te sientas cómodo, español o inglés, como prefieras.

Envíanos tu solicitud, queremos que estudies con nosotros, no importa en qué parte del mundo estés.

Consejera del MFA en Línea

Universidad de Texas en El Paso. Para preguntas sobre el programa, por favor contactar a [email protected]

Preguntas sobre el proceso de admisión, por favor contactar a Samantharai Yrigoyen [email protected]

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About The University of Texas at El Paso Department of Creative Writing

The only one of its kind in the U.S., the MFA at The University of Texas at El Paso offers a fully bilingual (Spanish and English) course of study in fiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, literary translation and non-fiction. We understand bilingualism not as the requirement that our students speak Spanish and English but rather as the coexistence of both languages in the classroom. Students from Latin America, Spain, and the USA come to our department to develop as writers under the guidance of an award-winning faculty.