Cultivate a writing life. Join a writing community. West Virginia Wesleyan’s low-residency Master of Fine Arts program offers writers the opportunity to study fiction, creative nonfiction or poetry with accomplished and dedicated mentors in an intimate, student-centered environment. The MFA is a two-year, 49 credit hour program. Students join an extraordinarily warm community every summer and winter for an intensive ten-day residency that initiates an independent semester of apprenticeship completed off-site through correspondence with a mentor. Students work with a mixture of new and returning faculty, working one-on-one with a different faculty mentor within their discipline throughout each residency and off-campus period.