Looking to get serious about your writing? Dreaming of becoming a published author? Eager to refine your craft, elevate your art, and inspire the world? By pursuing an MFA or M.A. in Creative Writing from Western Colorado University, you can do all of this and more. Our dedicated faculty of award-winning writers will ensure that you achieve your full potential as a professional writer.


Core Faculty Includes:

Poetry: Aaron A. Abeyta, Tyson Hausdoerffer, Julie Kane, Andrew Sellon, Ryan Wilson Genre Fiction: Carlos Hernandez, Kat Howard, Candace Nadon, Rick Wilbur, Fran Wilde Screenwriting: Trai Cartwright, JS Mayank Nature Writing: Aaron A. Abeyta, Laura Pritchett, Julianne Warren Publishing: Kevin J. Anderson

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We still have multiple scholarships available for incoming Screenwriting students, including our $4,000 Screenwriting Merit Scholarship, for those completing applications before June 15th, and several Bridge Scholarships.

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An 800- to 1,000-word personal statement describing your writing experience and commitment to writing. A writing sample of at least ten pages, depending on the concentration being applied to.

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