The MFA in Creative Writing at Chapman University encourages students to write boldly, read thoughtfully, and live vibrantly.
We’re here to make something. To explore options as we discover the hundreds of ways a draft doesn’t work, the dozens of ways it shouldn’t work, and the one way it could work better than anything we’ve written before.
We’re here to put in the time. Hours in thought. Hours in books. Hours on the keyboard. Hours talking with each other about how to create something extraordinary.
Our students and our faculty—Mark Axelrod, Richard Bausch, James P. Blaylock, Alicia Kozameh, Anna Leahy, Mildred Lewis, Martin Nakell, and Tom Zoellner—are here for big ideas. To bring them to life in words and deliver those words to the world.
Whether you’re interested in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, or a combination of genres, the MFA at Chapman University invites you to write better than you ever thought you could. The MFA is designed so that you can create a portfolio of possibilities for your life. When the world asks us what we can write, we answer: anything imaginable.