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Creative Writing

Beginning in the academic year 2019 -2020, the UC Davis will offer a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing through the Department of English.

This innovative program includes both studio instruction and literature courses. Writers take workshop courses in several genres and can write a thesis in fiction, nonfiction, poetry or “hybrid” (multi-genre) form. Second-year students have the opportunity to teach popular Creative Writing courses, gaining valuable experience and sharing their insight with beginning practitioners.

Dramatic Art

The two-year program in dramatic arts is designed to provide a course of rigorous, advanced training and practice that enables mid-career artists to explore and expand areas of expertise in order to develop artistically and professionally. With the focus firmly on interdisciplinary practice, the program offers artists the opportunity to create and practice new dimensions of classical, contemporary, and experimental performance.

Design

The two-year M.F.A. program in design blends focused research and creative practice with an understanding of key design issues in history, theory, research methodology, and sustainable design practices. The program emphasizes creative ability, interdisciplinary and multicultural projects, and socially responsible design. Collaborations with other departments are highly encouraged. Areas of faculty expertise include exhibition design; interior architecture, including lighting and furniture design; textile and fashion design; and visual communication, including graphic and multimedia design.

Art

The degree offers students training in advanced artistry and perceptive abilities for the visual arts, such as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramic sculpture, photography, video, or electronic arts for careers as practicing artists. Seminars and elective courses provide enrichment in art history and theory, performance, cultural and environmental studies, and new technology. Individual workshops on campus are provided so that students have the opportunity to develop their studio practice while exploring the resources of a large university.