Sample a Class
While you can't audit or visit an MFA class, you can register to take an undergrad creative-writing class taught by Hunter MFA students, in which you'll study the five distingished visiting writers visiting the MFA program during the semester (here are the past and upcoming writers) and you'll also get a private class visit from each of these writers. In past semesters, they've included Zadie Smith, Paul Beatty, Sharon Olds, Michael Ontaatje, Margarett Attwood and Augusten Burroughs. Current Hunter students may enroll for this class via CUNYfirst, by searching for HUM15000. If you're not a Hunter student, the details on how to register are below.
Course Name: Distinguished Living Writers
Course Number: HUM15000
An undergrad creative-writing class -- taught by Hunter MFA students -- in which you'll study the
work of the five visiting distuished writers who visit the MFA program during the semester. You'll get a private class visit each of from these writers, during which you can meet them and ask them questions about their work and creative writing in general. You'll also attend their readings during the semester.
You can select a class that fits your schedule. There are usually some that meet in the daytime and others that meet in the evening. You can find the details on CUNYfirst. The class lasts for one semester and runs each Fall and Spring. You'll also need to be free to attend the five readings that these writers give, during the semester. Each reading will be at 7.30pm on a Tuesday.
You'll need to be able to make the payment for a single undergrad class, approx $1,300. You'll also need to register as a nonmatriculated student to take the class -- no auditors are permitted.
How to register
Fill out a Hunter Non-Degree Admissions Application here.
2. Once your application is approved (this may take a few weeks) you can register for the course – the code is HUM15000 -- via CUNYfirst (Hunter's online registration system). Instructions are here.
If you need any help (it can be tricky finding the course in CUNYfirst), Undergrad Admissions can assist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-772-4490.