MFA Program Overview

AUSB’s student-centered MFA program empowers writers to explore the ever-changing landscape of storytelling through numerous genres: film and television, stage, and Internet. Through intensive study and mentorship, students strengthen their creative thinking and writing skills, applying those skills to their chosen focus. With this balance of creative expression and practical application, our graduates are able to:

  • Write creatively and persuasively across a range of genres and formats
  • Employ a full range of story-crafting techniques in various professional settings
  • Understand how to match the right creative goal with the right genre and media platform
  • Apply innovative narrative strategies to professional communication
  • Understand how to market and sell their own creative product



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