University of California, Riverside

MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts




Our low residency program is unique in that it unites your academic pursuits with a real world emphasis on the next stage of your writing career — production and publication.

The program was designed and is taught by writers for writers and is open to all genres of writing, including fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting and poetry, and all forms within those genres including crime and science fiction; memoir, essay and single topic nonfiction; commercial Hollywood films and television.

Classic fountain penThis is an individualized program where you will work one-on-one with faculty during the course of seven quarters of online study and attend five intensive 10-day residencies at the beautiful Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, CA.

During the final residency all students sit down with top literary agents, editors and producers to discuss their work. Visit our blog for up-to-date news, events and residency highlights

Interested in Applying?

The M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts program offers admission for fall and spring quarters. Start the application process today

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Program Information

MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts
UCR Palm Desert Center
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211-5202

Tel: (760) 834-0926
Fax: (760) 834-0796
E-mail: Agam.Patel@ucr.edu

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