To navigate the Creative Writing Ph D, it helps to examine it in relation to the ever-popular MFA.
The most obvious difference between the MFA and the Ph D is the length of the program (2-3 years vs. However, if you’ve got the time to commit to a Ph D, you may find it well worth your while thanks to these notable attributes: *At the Ph D level, more emphasis is placed on literary theory and research, as most dissertations require a critical component—either demonstrated research or a piece of scholarly writing to supplement the creative dissertation.
As a Ph D student, you’ll receive a broader overview of your own writing within its contemporary literary context.
*Since most enrolled students already have a Master’s you can easily enter into teaching at the Ph D level in Creative Writing.
The University of Newcastle has one of the top-rated English departments in Australia.
We offer a dynamic, innovative team offering a unique blend of criticism and creativity in its approach to literature and writing.
We aim for a balance of criticism and creativity and engage with Indigenous ways of research and knowledge.
Before you apply, contact a supervisor for discussion on possible research projects.
” Others said, “Only do it if it’s fully funded.” Still, their overall consensus was, “It’ll give you time to write.” There’s no surer way to seduce an aspiring artist than with the promise of countless free hours.
When I got back to Tennessee post-conference, I dug around MFA program sites and came upon several universities also offering a Ph D in Creative Writing. Though this program has existed twenty-some odd years, there isn’t a lot of information out there, at least as far as a Google search goes.