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Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

New York City's ONLY Low-Residence MFA Program

If you’re ready to put your dreams to work, we’re ready for you.

Our NYC location means we bring the publishing industry to our students, running daily roundtables and panel discussions with top agents, editors and publishers. Our 6-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio offers an intimate, focused environment for aspiring writers to flourish in our downtown Brooklyn community.

Experience & Outcomes

Prepare for

an impactful career

Immerse yourself in two 10-day on-campus intensive sessions each year that include faculty workshops, lectures and daily publishing panels with top agents, editors, and publishers to inspire your best writing.

Access to the Publishing World

The Write in Brooklyn event series is one example of how the College connects MFA students with the city’s larger artistic community. The College has hosted such writers as Margaret Atwood, Owen King, Emma Straub, Stephen King, and Dominique Morriseau.

Flexible Format

Unlike traditional MFA programs that demand a full-time commitment, our low-residency model represents the working life of the overwhelming majority of professionals in the field.

A Polished Manuscript

You will develop the essential practices, principles, and skills - the foundation of life as a working writer and those seeking careers in academia and publishing. By the end of the program, you will have a polished manuscript that meets the standards of our faculty and fulfills your ambitions.
Program Director / Lecturer

Theo Gangi

[email protected]


Adjunct Lecturer

Marlon James



Felice Belle


Adjunct Lecturer

Jamel Brinkley



Ben Snyder


Adjunct Lecturer

Jason Starr


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