An elective course can only count toward one category. alumni have been contracted by Simon and Schuster, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Harper Collins. In addition, the MA in Children’s Literature, MFA in Writing for Children, the dual degree MA/MFA are also offered at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst.
Join experienced authors and illustrators in unique events such as the summer institute at the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons, Horn Book at Simmons Symposium, and Boston's annual literary events. While many of our current students majored in English as undergraduates, we encourage applications from across the humanities, arts, and media studies; additionally, applications for the social sciences and education are welcome. Founded in part by Eric Carle, the renowned author and illustrator of more than 70 books, including the 1969 classic , The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is the first full-scale museum in this country devoted to national and international picture book art.Our poetry faculty includes formalists as well as free-verse poets, with courses in the forms of poetry, translation, and the poetic sequence.A distinguishing feature of our MFA is the opportunity for students to have a translation/global engagement focus on their degree.The program consists of four academic courses and four writing courses. New England Children’s Book Caucus Discovery Award. The final requirement is a two-course sequence in which a student works closely with two different publishing mentors to develop two manuscripts from conception to submission.(h) indicates that the course counts toward the required four elective credits of history coursework for the MFA and MA degrees.(g) indicates that the course counts toward the required four elective credits of genre coursework for the MFA degree. Programs at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art All Children’s Literature degree and dual degree programs are offered on the Boston campus. The MFA in Creative Writing program at Emerson College fosters a community of poets, fiction and creative nonfiction writers, editors, publishers and teachers.We are based in the heart of downtown Boston, historically a center of intellectual inquiry, creative endeavor, and innovation in education.Transformative works from folklore, fantasy, nonfiction, poetry, and realism set rich contexts to your developing vision and voice.Small group critiques, individualized mentorships, and grounding in the publishing industry fortify your developing career as a writer. Engage with picturebooks, young adult realism, beginning and middle-grade readers, graphic novels. New England Discovery Night to the Boston Book Festival, participate in today’s literary heritage as you create tomorrow’s.Nonfiction faculty members practice and teach the literary essay, memoir, biography, long-form narrative journalism, and opinion and arts commentary, making Emerson one of the most varied and challenging nonfiction programs nationwide.The fiction faculty is distinguished in all forms—the novel, novella, short story, and the short-short story.