ENG 6809 Applied Field Experience

The MFA in Creative Writing requires each student to participate in 4 credits of supervised field experience, spread over two trimesters. Because the MFA is often desired as a credential for faculty positions in higher education, some students may wish to do their field experience in a higher education setting. Others may wish to intern in community settings where teaching writing may be appropriate. Creating and running a writing group on a specific theme may be an appropriate placement and work with published writers in outside classes, tutorials or mentorship processes is also an option. It is possible that a student may arrange two different field experiences to fulfill the requirement. The AFE is arranged in advance and approved by both the student's Advisor. Outside support, supervision and confirmation of work will be included. This may take the form of a site supervisor, a mentor, an administrator, or class members, who will validate the work experience and give feedback for the student.