Friday, August 7, 2009

The Ideal MFA Program. . .

. . .for writers in these times, when opportunity poses challenges and challenges hold opportunities, would look something like:

4 workshops of the usual kind
2 business courses: one in business basics/personal finance, and one "running your own small business" (because that's what writers do)
2 electronic technology courses: hands-on, one with a multi-media project as a final exam
1 course in basic journalistic reportage, must pass with high grade
1 course in the psychology of the arts and the artist
1 course in Classics
1 course in publishing

At 3 credits each that's 36 credits -- and you really would be ready to be a working writer.

1 comment:

  1. Wouldn't that be nice? I like the sounds of this outline. Unfortunately, all the MFAs I've seen have been practically useless to the aspiring novelist who NEEDS to learn the business side of things... sigh.