Master of Fine Arts

Program Format

Delivery Format: Blended/Limited Residency
Enrollment Options: Full-time
Standard Duration: 24 months or longer without scheduled breaks

Fee Information

Fee Format: Program Fee, payable each term
Full-time Program Fee Duration: 2 years
International Tuition Fee: Payable for up to 2 years, based on non-thesis rate

Program Overview

The MFA is a two-year limited residency program. During annual June residencies on the campus at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, students deepen their understanding of the art and craft of nonfiction writing through lectures, seminars, panels, workshops and readings as well as work intensively on their own projects with their mentors. During two six-day January residencies, one featuring guests primarily from New York and one featuring guests from the Canadian publishing industry (most based in Toronto), students learn about the latest trends in the publishing industry and discuss their writing projects with editors, agents, and publishers based in North America’s main publishing hubs. Between residencies, students take part in occasional online webinars and readings and continue to work off-campus on their two major projects—a book proposal and their book manuscript—with the support and guidance of their mentors.

This low-residency feature, and the exclusive focus on creative nonfiction, make the King’s MFA in Creative Nonfiction the only program of its kind in Canada.