WVU MFA Courses

CERTIFICATES

Writers’ Village University currently offers four certificate programs: Fiction MFA, Short Story MFA, Nonfiction MFA and Creative Writing. MFA Program courses are facilitated by experienced volunteers. All courses and workshops are included with WVU Memberships at no extra charge. 

WVU Fiction MFA

WVU’s Fiction MFA is modeled on graduate-level university programs. A full-time student typically takes three courses per semester for 3 years (six 16-week semesters). WVU works differently; our courses vary in length according to the subject. For MFA students, courses are grouped by the semester. For example, eight 2-week courses equal a one-semester course. Likewise, two 4-week courses plus one 8-week course equal a one-semester course.

Part time students may take classes according to their schedules. There is no time limit to complete the program.

WVU’s Fiction MFA program includes advanced workshops and a balance of craft and literature courses. This is our most comprehensive program with six 16-week semesters

Short Story MFA

Our Short Story MFA is a 2-year program with a balance of craft and literature courses. 

Nonfiction MFA

Our Nonfiction MFA is a 2-year program with a balance of craft, research, marketing and literature courses. It begins January 28, 2016.

Creative Writing Certificate

Our Creative Writing Certificate is a 1-year program is for beginners.


 

 

UPCOMING CLASSES

 New Classes Begin Every Week.
All courses are free to members.  

OCTOBER

L243 Kate Chopin Short Stories (Oct 02)
B101 WVU Orientation (Oct 03)
B308 The Middle Part Three: Transitions (Oct 03)
MFA03 WRITING THE MEMOIR ESSAY (Oct 04)
MFA164 Flash Fiction - A Short Short Theory (Rt Olen Butler) (Oct 04)
B101 WVU Orientation (Oct 10)
MFA220 Editing and Polishing (Oct 11)
MFA253 What Protagonists Want (Oct 11)
N142 Journal-Keeping (Oct 17)
B101 WVU Orientation (Oct 17)
MFA165 Flash Fiction - Getting the Lead Out (Oct 18)
MFA04 The Classically Modern Essay (Oct 18)
B101 WVU Orientation (Oct 24)
F162 Character Driven Plots - The Big 5 (Oct 24)
B103 Grammar (Oct 24)
MFA 231 Art & Artifice (Oct 25)
MFA254 Protagonist Inner Issues (Oct 25)
B101 WVU Orientation (Oct 31)
B304 Adjectives and Adverbs - The Pros and Cons (Oct 31)