MFA in Cartooning at University of South Florida
Cartoonists! The MFA in creative writing program at University of South Florida in wonderful, sunny Tampa, Florida, is actively recruiting students for next school year (fall 2015). The deadline for application is January 1st.
I just started working as a faculty member in the program which means you can now apply to get your MFA with a concentration in cartooning. It’s a creative writing program, so you’ll have to take at least a few classes in literary genres (poetry, fiction, or nonfiction), but you can work with me as your thesis adviser on a graphic novel or collection of comics.
The program offers funding (!) and health insurance (!) to all admitted graduate students. There’s also paid teaching experience! All MFA students receive 80-percent tuition remission and a graduate teaching assistantship that pays approximately $11,000 in the first year and $12,000 in the second and third years of the program. First-year graduate assistants typically teach a 2/2 load of freshman composition. Second-year and third-year graduate assistants all teach beginning-level courses in creative writing. Many of our graduate students also serve as tutors in our Writing Center.
It’s a really great program with fantastic faculty and students. If you’ve been thinking about what to do next, maybe this is a good place for you.
You can learn more about the program here:
And if you have any questions about the program or application, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.