Planning Your Creative Writing Career At UMF

BFA REQ WKSHEET 2016 For students starting at UMF in Fall 2014, use this worksheet to keep track of your credits and stay on top of your requirements.

For students who entered prior to 2014, please use this worksheet: BFA REQ WKSHEET 2013.

4-YEAR PLANNING TEMPLATE – Use this template to plan out your four years at UMF and make sure you are managing your time well.

Expected Course Rotation Table 2016-2018 – Use this document to know when BFA required classes will be available.


Internships and Apprenticeships

The writing apprenticeship is meant to give writing students practical experience in their craft and in related fields.  There are many apprenticeship opportunities already established; though it is possible to create an individual apprenticeship (and in the process create an ongoing opportunity for future students).  All apprenticeships earn 4 credits, all are offered pass/fail; all require real dedication and commitment. Students are expected to complete 150 hours of work total.

List of Apprenticeships and Internships

Apprenticeship Application



Faculty Favorites

Every year, the BFA Faculty compiles a list of works in their field that they find enlightening, entertaining, and inspiring that should be shared with their students. Stay tuned for the most recent list!

Get Involved……..The UMF Writers Guild

Come join us!If you want to share a new piece of writing and get some tips on revision, bring it by. If you want to relax and listen to other students read their work you can do that too. If you want to write, come with a writing prompt and we’ll all join in.

Join the Writers Guild Facebook Page!

AND…..The Sandy River Review–UMF’s student-run Literary Magazine…..Check out The Sandy on Facebook. Read an issue or two in The Sandy archives and vist The Sandy River Review Online.