- We offer affordable tuition; need-based scholarships; and annual fellowships in all four genres.
- An applied track in pedagogy designed to give low-residency students the training they need to teach at the college level. Featuring a series of classes dedicated to pedagogy basics, course design, assessment and grading, and classroom management, the pedagogy track will also require students to do an applied internship during their third semester in the MFA program, during which they will gain valuable classroom experience.
- We provide an intimate, inclusive program environment of fewer than fifty students, with small workshops and a five-student-per-faculty-mentor ratio. Our faculty and staff create a welcoming atmosphere in which writers are encouraged to take creative risks.
- Cross-genre study is encouraged through craft classes and electives.
- We offer a concentration in writing for children & young adults alongside traditional concentrations in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Writing for young people requires the same level of craft as writing for adults, and we feel it is important to integrate writers whose work is targeted toward a variety of audiences.
- Second-semester students can explore working in another genre, and enhance their craft by exploring the possibilities and constraints of another form.
- Third-semester students can opt for an applied internship in arts administration & community programming, pedagogy & literary studies, or publishing—and thereby develop the practical skills necessary for making a meaningful contribution to their chosen field.
- We support our graduates through a monthly newsletter, graduate assistantships, and a course audit program; our alumni are valued members of our community.
- We believe that—in order to create a truly diverse environment—it is essential that program faculty members come from a variety of different backgrounds, and are themselves committed to achieving diversity of race, class, and creed in the classroom. It is our mission to create opportunities for ALL writers to pursue their creative goals.
- Award-winning writers and generous teachers, our faculty members are dedicated to helping students find and develop their own, unique voices.
- Pine Manor College has consistently ranked among the most diverse colleges in the country.
- Set on 60 bucolic acres, PMC is just five miles from downtown Boston.
- Currently, our students and graduates hail from 30 different states and Dakar, Senegal.
- When we talk about diversity, we mean it in every sense of the word. Our students and faculty represent a wide variety of ethnic, social, and geographic backgrounds, creating a truly vibrant cross-section of America.
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