MFA program welcomes first cohort

MFA program welcomes first cohort

July 22, 2021
Diane Murray,
Valerie Boyd,, Nate Kohn,

Eighteen students make up the first cohort for our new low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Narrative Media Writing.

Faculty members Valerie Boyd and Nate Kohn welcomed the group to campus for their first intensive 10-day residency on July 31. The residency will be followed by a four-month online writing period, during which each student works closely with a professional faculty mentor.

Over the course of the program, students build a substantive portfolio of narrative nonfiction or screenwriting, reflecting their individual styles and interests. Students receive individualized instruction from assigned mentors who help them to develop and hone crucial career skills, ultimately completing a marketable screenplay or full-length manuscript of publishable quality.

For more information on the program, visit