2017 - 2018 Schedule

Autumn Quarter 2017

Winter Quarter 2018

Spring Quarter 2018

Students will need to fill out registration forms for each quarter.

This schedule may be subject to change.


Note:
In addition to the courses highlighted below, you may choose your electives from a range of UW programs. To count toward your graduate degree, elective courses should be at the 400- or 500-level. 


Autumn Quarter

Electives taught by MFA Faculty

Independent study courses.  If you pursue the non-residency option in your second year, you will need to constitute all of your 15 credit hours through the BCWRIT independent study courses. Each of these courses requires that you fill out forms that will designate how you will pursue work in these areas. Forms are located on the  MFA website under Petitions and Forms:

BCWRIT 517 Teaching Practicum (3- 5 credits)
BCWRIT 520 Internship (2-5 credits)
BCWRIT 598 Directed Research (2-5 credits)

BCWRIT 598 Directed Research: Body and Soul and Metamorphosis (Brown)
Ovid’s Metamorphosis is, as Ted Hughes’ version would have it, “the story about how bodies change…”  In this directed reading we will look at how writers have written about the body as site of identity, drama and transformation, as symbol, sign, junk heap and repository of or giver-rise-to (the) soul.  We will talk about form and content and innovation in art. 

BCWRIT 598 Directed Research: Creative and Critical Reading of Poetry (Heuving)
We will do selected reading of Emily Dickinson, Lorine Niedecker and Susan Howe.  We will also engage in creative imitations of all three poets.

BISIA 483A Advanced Arts Workshop: Experimental Writing (Milutis). T/TH 3:30-5:30.

This workshop will provide a space to explore and create various forms of experimental writing, which may include concrete, visual, and sound poetry; experimental narrative; conceptual poetics; historical avant-garde and new media work.  There will be various writing and performative exercises, which will be workshopped; a media/performance piece; and a final project which can be a chapbook of conceptually related work or a extension of the media piece.

BIS 490B Race, Gender and Sexuality in Science Fiction (cárdenas). M/W 5:45-7:50.

In this class we will watch science fiction films and television shows to learn how to analyze dynamics of race, gender and sexuality in media. Students will create their own science fiction worlds, building across three assignments, text, photo/video and web. Students will learn both the technical skills to create their world as well as practicing their creative skills. We will read science fiction literature and supporting essays to better learn how to think critically about race, gender and sexuality, and to imagine better futures in order to create them. Readings will include Octavia's Brood, Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler, and corresponding readings by Hortense Spillers, Kara Keeling, Audre Lorde, Gloria Anzaldua, Donna Haraway, Mia Mingus, Riley Snorton, Emi Koyama, Jin Haritaworn and Adrienne Maree Brown.

Other Elective Options


Winter Quarter

Electives taught by MFA Faculty

Independent study courses.  If you pursue the non-residency option in your second year, you will need to constitute all of your 15 credit hours through the BCWRIT independent study courses. Each of these courses requires that you fill out forms that will designate how you will pursue work in these areas. Forms are located on the  MFA website under Petitions and Forms:

BCWRIT 517 Teaching Practicum (3- 5 credits)
BCWRIT 520 Internship (2-5 credits)
BCWRIT 598 Directed Research (2-5 credits)*

BCWRIT 598 Directed Research: ARTS WORKSHOP:  ART OF THE REMIX.  Afternoon Course 3:30-5:30 p.m. OR Evening Course 8 p.m., Joe Milutis

A workshop focusing on the creation of remix art from recycled source material, in audio, video and text media.  We will cover the legal and artistic debates concerning remix and recontextualized cultural production, while also having time for hands-on lab work.  This Directed Research/Independent Study supplements a 300-level course, BIASIA 340 Visual Media Arts Workshop.  Unless you are able to furnish your own laptop with applicable software, capacity will be limited to the amount of computers in the Digital Media Lab, with undergraduates getting priority.  You must be prepared and willing to engage and participate with the class, including participation in collaborative exercises

BISIA 450 Image & Imagination (Hiebert) M 1:15-5:30 pm

Advanced photography workshop. Students develop independent projects corresponding to loose performative and conceptual themes. Accompanied by readings by Jean Baudrillard and Paul Virilio addressing the status of art and the imagination. 

Other Elective Options


Spring Quarter

Electives taught by MFA Faculty

BCWRIT 587 Topics in Creative Practice: TBD

Independent study courses.  If you pursue the non-residency option in your second year, you will need to constitute all of your 15 credit hours through the BCWRIT independent study courses. Each of these courses requires that you fill out forms that will designate how you will pursue work in these areas. Forms are located on the  MFA website under Petitions and Forms:

BCWRIT 517 Teaching Practicum (3- 5 credits)
BCWRIT 520 Internship (2-5 credits)
BCWRIT 598 Directed Research (2-5 credits)*

BCWRIT 598 Directed Research: TBD

Other Elective Options