Degree Requirements: The Core Curriculum of the Program

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The core curriculum requirements of the program include

  • Six low residency workshop courses.

CWLR 211 (E-Z). Low residency Genre Workshop (2) Workshop with Residency. Focuses on the production of original work. Includes introductory study of chosen genre. Emphasizes technique structure, style, and form. F. Fiction; N. Nonfiction; P. Poetry; S. Screenwriting; T. Playwriting. Each segment is repeatable as its content changes to a maximum of 16 units.

CWLR 212 (E-Z). Low residency Genre Workshop (4) Workshop. Focuses on the production of original work. Includes introductory study of chosen genre. Emphasizes technique structure, style, and form. F. Fiction; N. Nonfiction; P. Poetry; S. Screenwriting; T. Playwriting. Each segment is repeatable as its content changes to a maximum of 16 units.

  • Six low residency seminars.

CWLR 201 (E-Z). Low Residency Seminar in Literature, Theatre, and Film (4) Seminar with Residency. A study of a period, style, author, or issue in relation to literary, theatrical, or film history. F. Fiction; N. Nonfiction; P. Poetry; S. Screenwriting; T. Playwriting. Each segment is repeatable as its content changes to a maximum of 20 units.

CWLR 202 (E-Z). Low Residency Seminar in Literature, Theatre, and Film (2) Seminar. A study of a period, style, author, or issue in relation to literary, theatrical, or film history. F. Fiction; N. Nonfiction; P. Poetry; S. Screenwriting; T. Playwriting. Each segment is repeatable as its content changes to a maximum of 20 units.

  • Six low residency cross-genre workshops.

CWLR 221 (E-Z). Low residency Cross Genre Workshop (2) Workshop with Residency. Focuses on the production of original work. Includes introductory study of chosen cross-genres. Emphasizes technique structure, style, and form. Each segment is repeatable as its content changes to a maximum of 12 units. F. Fiction; N. Nonfiction; P. Poetry; S. Screenwriting; T. Playwriting. Each segment is repeatable as its content changes to a maximum of 12 units.

CWLR 221 (E-Z). Low residency Cross Genre Workshop (2) Workshop. Focuses on the production of original work. Includes introductory study of chosen cross-genres. Emphasizes technique structure, style, and form. Each segment is repeatable as its content changes to a maximum of 12 units. F. Fiction; N. Nonfiction; P. Poetry; S. Screenwriting; T. Playwriting. Each segment is repeatable as its content changes to a maximum of 12 units.

  • Seven units of thesis & one unit of Professional Development.

CWLR 299. Research for Thesis (1-7) Thesis. Research for and preparation of the thesis. Graded Satisfactory (S) or No Credit (NC). Course is repeatable.

CWLR 200. Professional Fundamentals.

  • Five Residencies.

Each student is required to attend five residencies — these residencies make up your contact hours for the above noted courses and are mandatory for each and every student.