Poets might encounter narrative forms they can then employ (or controvert) in verse; fiction writers may reconsider how they’re using language and think in new ways on the level of the sentence; and in some cases, new hybrid forms may emerge.
Along side the Workshops, one-on-one mentoring is written into the curriculum in the form of Tutorials: Each student is paired with a Faculty member who her or himself is working in that student’s area of greatest interest.
Unique to Otis are innovative Writing Colloquiums, reading seminars designed by Faculty in collaboration with graduate students.
Students are invited to suggest topics of special interest to them, from technical issues (like point-of-view or unreliable narration, etc.) to particular authors they want to study in-depth (Gertrude Stein, James Baldwin, Octavia Butler, etc.) to currents in contemporary fiction and poetry (ethics in literature, political fiction, jazz and poetry, etc.).
University of Southern California offers 6 Creative Writing Degree programs. In 2015, 184 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 110 Bachelor's degrees, and 74 Master's degrees.
Chapman University offers 4 Creative Writing Degree programs.The faculty then takes these suggestions, adds them to their own on-going concerns, and puts together courses for the following semester (which like the Workshops are team-taught).The end result is a curriculum that is dynamic and keyed in to what fascinates the collective Graduate Writing community.Otis College of Art and Design offers 2 Creative Writing Degree programs. In 2015, 28 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 28 Master's degrees.California Institute of the Arts offers 2 Creative Writing Degree programs. In 2015, 28 students graduated in the study area of Creative Writing with students earning 28 Master's degrees.Student editors put out calls for new manuscripts, make selections, and then see the work through the editorial process and production.Alumni have gone on to start their own presses and work in independent publishing.Pepperdine University offers 2 Creative Writing Degree programs.It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb.Housed in our writing program is our own small press, Otis Books, which is staffed by students and guided by Faculty.Each year we publish four to six titles, at least one of which is a work in translation.