Program description: At Mills, our graduate creative writing and literature programs place you at the cutting edge of literary and artistic work in new media, critical theory, and diverse cultural traditions. Our Oakland location in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area provides students with access to a vital artistic and literary community. Our creative writing and literature programs tap into the Bay Area’s energy and are distinguished by their long-established reputations; innovation; outstanding faculty; intimate community of writers, scholars, and alumni; and commitment to a vision of the literary arts as socially transformative.
We offer a wide range of professional development opportunities in and out of the classroom, enabling our students to learn more about teaching and publishing. Mills graduates regularly publish their work in magazines and journals, present at nationally recognized conferences, perform at local and national venues, and are themselves successful publishers and editors.
The Flex Res MFA in Creative Writing Program, with genre emphasis in poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction is designed to develop your growth as a writer and reader, enhance your awareness of the contemporary literary field, and highlight opportunities in publishing, teaching, and community work. The Flex program enables students the flexibility to attend class on campus or pursue individualized study through our flex-semester option.
The MA in English Language and Literatures Program is designed to help you develop your critical writing and scholarly research skills essential to a variety of professional paths.
For detailed program information and to learn more about Mills College, visit www.mills.edu/english or contact us at 510-430-3309.