The UCLA Extension Writers’ Program is pleased to announce a Community Partnership with Antioch University that would offer two significant MFA opportunities for UCLA Extension Writers’ Program students who earn one of the following Certificates.
Students who complete a Writers’ Program Certificate in Fiction or Creative Nonfiction can receive Advanced Standing in Antioch University Los Angeles’s MFA program in creative writing (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and writing for young people).
Students who complete a Writers’ Program Certificate in Feature Film Writing, Television Writing, or Screenwriting: Film and TV Comprehensive can receive Advanced Standing in Antioch University Santa Barbara’s MFA program in TV/screenwriting, playwriting, or emerging and new media.
Advanced Standing allows a student to enter the MFA program with the equivalent of one semester completed. Students complete three semesters of study at Antioch instead of the usual four semesters required of students without advanced standing, offering a cost savings on their Antioch tuition of nearly $9,000 for LA and nearly $10,000 for Santa Barbara.
In addition, all Writers’ Program Certificate holders in these areas will be eligible for Antioch’s fellowships and scholarships.
Eligible students should indicate in their Admissions Dialogue Essay that they have completed or will have completed a UCLA Extension Writers’ Program Certificate by the time they begin study at Antioch University.
Certificate completion does not guarantee admission to Antioch University’s MFA programs. All admissions decisions are made solely by Antioch University MFA program faculty, and questions about the process should be directed to them.