This program particularly suits students planning graduate study in creative writing or employment in writing-related professions.
BA Nonfiction: The Nonfiction major introduces you to a variety of nonfiction forms, pushing you to explore the history of the genre and write prose that is personal and original.
The program hosts an annual reading series in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
Students can work on literary magazines, Columbia Poetry Review, Hair Trigger, and Punctuate, and there are numerous editorial opportunities for Hotel Amerika.
Weisman Award, the Diversity Award, the Graduate Opportunity Award, and the Graduate Fellowship.
The Nathan Breitling Poetry Fellowship is also available for MFA Poetry students.
You'll study with some of the most respected writers in the genre and join a vibrant community that can help you transition to a publishing career or graduate studies.
BA Poetry: As a Poetry student at Columbia, you'll gain creative, critical and aesthetic insights that will propel your artistic growth and your understanding of the medium itself.
Our courses, designed and continuously developed with our students' needs in mind, provide crucial literary foundations, as well as the tools to break free from those foundations.
MFA Nonfiction: Students in Columbia's three-year Master of Fine Arts in Nonfiction gain a broad sense of the changing shape of nonfiction over time and a vivid awareness of nonfiction in the present cultural landscape.