Learning expectations for MFA graduates

1. They should develop a rich and articulate understanding of the formal elements of the genre in which they write.  

2. They should acquire sufficient knowledge of the history and traditions of that genre to be able to place their own work in relation to these. 

3. They should develop and employ techniques of intensive revision. 

4. They should be able to produce polished literary work of publishable quality.

5. They should be able to articulate verbally the purposes of their work, accounting for their artistic choices and explaining the work’s place both within its genre and within their own developing craft.