Our graduates have published widely in all of these areas and possess the skills necessary to obtain jobs in a wide range of communications-related fields.
The program hosts an annual reading series in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
Students can work on literary magazines, Columbia Poetry Review, Hair Trigger, and Punctuate, and there are numerous editorial opportunities for Hotel Amerika.
All program applicants are automatically considered for this award. The Graduate Student Instructorship (GSI) program offers teaching experience for a select number of students in each genre of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
Students are paid a stipend and teach one section of Writing and Rhetoric each semester, after taking a Composition Theory and Praxis training course in the fall semester.
Students also have the opportunity to organize the student-run 33 Reading Series and are encouraged to create reading series, journals, and presses of their own. The priority deadline for a scholarship is January 15.
Unfortunately, our website is currently unavailable in most European countries.As an undergraduate, you’ll explore the history of your chosen genre within an extraordinary, collaborative learning environment.Our programs are led by nationally and internationally known faculty members who teach, live, and write in one of the most celebrated literary and artistic cities in the world.This program particularly suits students planning graduate study in creative writing or employment in writing-related professions.BA Nonfiction: The Nonfiction major introduces you to a variety of nonfiction forms, pushing you to explore the history of the genre and write prose that is personal and original.Weisman Award, the Diversity Award, the Graduate Opportunity Award, and the Graduate Fellowship.The Nathan Breitling Poetry Fellowship is also available for MFA Poetry students.You'll study with some of the most respected writers in the genre and join a vibrant community that can help you transition to a publishing career or graduate studies.BA Poetry: As a Poetry student at Columbia, you'll gain creative, critical and aesthetic insights that will propel your artistic growth and your understanding of the medium itself.The program covers the genres and subgenres of fiction and offers a variety of critical reading and writing classes.Electives in science fiction, children's writing, creative nonfiction and publishing are available to match your interests.