Policies and Procedures

Petitions and Forms

Petitions and Forms

Directed Research

Registration for BCWRIT 598 Directed Research (2-5 credits) requires approval by the faculty member who is supervising/advising the elective and notice to your thesis advisor.

Directed research constitutes independent study conducted with, or under the supervision of an MFA faculty member, and may take multiple forms, including:

  • focused inquiry into specific ideas, issues, or topics, and/or selected analytical and/or creative methods;
  • applied inquiry that is site-based or practice-based, in the form of an internship/practicum at an arts, educational, or community organization. 

To propose a course of directed research, discuss your interests and ideas with the MFA faculty member you wish to work with, then need to submit a Petition for Directed Research which outlines your planned course of study.

Your petition will be routed to the IAS Graduate Office and to your professor(s) for review.  You will be contacted with registration instructions once approved.

To propose an internship, please consult the internship resources: you will need to complete and submit learning contract with your site supervisor and your MFA faculty advisor. The learning contract can be uploaded with your Petition for Directed Research.

Submit your Petition for Directed Research (UWNetID and login required). 

Additional Forms