Courses & MFA Concentrations
3 Electives Concentrations
Program offers students the unique opportunity to choose a particular combination
of literature, history, journalism or performance arts courses which directly
supports and informs their creative work in fiction, poetry, or nonfiction.
choose an Electives Concentration at the beginning of their matriculation
or in the
second semester of their first year.
Students may choose to complete two more 3 credit hour courses in Literature,
they can choose to do a Rutgers-Newark MFA Real Stories
Those engaged in Publication Projects will work with Karen Guinicione,
and chosen graphic arts students to produce a chapbook of their own work.
Stories Chapbooks will include approximately 10-15 poems, or 20-25 pages
fiction or nonfiction. The text will be digitized, while the binding and
be of fine arts quality. Rutgers-Newark will provide funding for an initial
chapbook, and the student may provide funding for additional copies. This
program, a unique capstone feature of the Rutgers-Newark MFA, allows students
to graduate with a published example of their work to show to editors/agents.
The Chapbook Real Stories Series fine
arts covers will be featured in a show at
Paul Robeson Gallery to coincide with MFA Capstone Readings for second
or third year
Students can choose to complete two courses in, for example, Performing
Dramatic Writing, Film Studies, Journalism, or Jazz Studies. Those drawn
Theater may take the opportunity to take a course in Playwriting, etc.
Students can choose to complete courses in urban or political studies that
broaden their knowledge and contribute to the novel, book of poetry or
work they will turn in as a Thesis. Students may choose courses in Liberal
Studies, American Studies, Urban Education, Political Science, Global Affairs,
African-American Studies, or Women’s and Gender Studies.
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