Core Curriculum

  • Introduction to Literary Arts
  • Intermediate/Advanced Poetry
  • Intermediate/Advanced Fiction
  • Playwriting
  • Senior Publication

Audition Requirements

  • Five original, written works: One (1) sonnet, one (1) flash fiction, two (2) free verse poems — (14 to 24 lines per poem); and one (1) short story.
  • The short story should be typed in Times New Roman font, 12 point font size, double-spaced with the applicant’s first and last name in the upper right-hand corner of each page.

The following will take place with guidance on the day of audition:

  • Applicants will participate in an essay assignment. A prompt and instructions will be provided. Applicants will access a computer lab to complete the assignment.

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Artistic Instructor

My goal is to encourage and empower our writers to bloom during their time at MSA and beyond.


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