The Master in Fine Arts (MFA) in Writing Program is for writers of all genres—fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and playwriting—as well as for artists who work with both image and text. Unlike more conventional graduate writing programs, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's (SAIC) Department of Writing provides the following:

In the final semester, students submit a substantial body of completed work representing artistic activity over the span of the program. Students are invited to read from their thesis and to publish excerpts in the annual, student-edited publication Collected. Writing students with a visual practice present their work in the Graduate Exhibition.

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Continue to explore the Writing Department website to learn more about our curricular offerings, faculty, students, alumni, and more or visit the Master of Fine Arts in Writing (MFAW) degree program section to get detailed information about the MFA in Writing program or schedule a tour.

Interested in learning more about how you can apply?

Visit the graduate admissions website or contact the graduate admissions office at 800.232.7242 or