Programs that Make a Difference in Our Community
UCR Palm Desert Center uses the power of education to illuminate the world. Our robust MFA program brings powerful storytelling out of the classroom and into a place where the work connects with others. Meanwhile, our other programs help students support, shape, and protect their communities
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
The MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts is a unique seven quarter low residency program that provides writers with a path toward publication and production in all genres of writing including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenwriting. Students explore multiple genres, allowing for a cross-disciplinary approach that is ideal for writers seeking the artistic latitude to move fluidly within the field.
Learning Opportunities for Everyone
UCR Palm Desert makes a difference in our community through programs that unite the resources of the University of California with the interests and needs of the Coachella Valley.