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Creative Writing & “I love to write, and my focus Publishing Arts (M.F.A.) is creative nonfiction. I also use my writing and editorial A specific focus on writing With Baltimore writers like Edgar Allan Poe, Gertrude skills frequently as a publica- Stein, H.L. Mencken and Ogden Nash and writer- tions designer. The M.F.A. directors like John Waters and Barry Levinson as in Creative Writing & CAREER OPTIONS our muses, it’s no wonder that this program is vastly different from the usual creative writing program. Publishing Arts allows you UB’s unique integration of writing and publishing arts Making your work public makes this 48-credit to combine language with offers a wide range of program unique. In addition to writing classes and visual creativity in print and opportunities to help you workshops, there are courses in book arts, small- electronic media, and to develop into the writer you press publishing and creativity. It is a program wish to become. Not only specifically designed for those who wish to write, explore a wide range of do you hone your craft, but produce and publish fiction, poetry, nonfiction emerging alternatives for you learn ways to make and/or some combination of these. Working with publishing your work. In this your writing public, be it accomplished faculty members and highly motivated Visit www.ubalt.edu/creativewriting. print or electronic, and to and talented fellow students, the writers here form program, students are mainly develop an audience for a close, collegial group, hold frequent readings focused on writing, and we IDEAL CANDIDATE your work through read- and find strength and inspiration from each other, get to work with some ings and book signings. both in and out of the classroom. Students in the program have diverse Admission to this program is selective. The backgrounds; they include lawyers, editors, excellent writing professors. Your writing and graphic design skills make you a program is designed to stay small, with no more than designers, teachers, librarians and former Because the M.F.A. is a strong candidate for 50 students enrolled at any one time. The goal is to military personnel. You’re an ideal candidate terminal degree, it should careers in teaching and create an intimate atmosphere in which excellent for this program if you have a(n): students can work closely together and with instruc- improve my career opportu- publishing. The M.F.A. is a • baccalaureate degree from a regionally terminal degree that tors to produce exceptional work. accredited college or university with an nities in academia if I ever enables you to teach at the overall GPA of 3.0 or better choose to pursue that path.” university level. • portfolio (10-15 pages) of poems or prose (fiction, literary nonfiction or memoir) Chris Carbone • passion for and commitment to fine writing M.F.A. ‘04 • interest in exploring a variety of traditional and Publications designer and editor, KCI Technologies new methods of publishing (from letterpress to online publications), a specific project (a novel or collection of poems, a memoir or nonfiction book) or an interest in developing a project during the course of your education. To learn more, contact the program director at firstname.lastname@example.org.