Fine Arts Community Courses

Open enrollment for Masters of Fine Arts Dance and Creative Writing courses

Lifelong learners, alumni, and those with a BA interested in continuing education courses in creative writing, dance or dance and theater production can take classes through Saint Mary's open enrollment option. More than an extension program, open enrollment provides community members with the opportunity to take courses in Saint Mary's high quality MFA programs. If you are local to the Bay Area you can enroll in semester long courses in dance, design, choregoraphy, theater production, or a course exploring the professional side of a literary life. If you live outside of California or the Bay Area, you'll find weekend somatic workshops and low-residency options taught by award-winning graduate faculty. Dance and Creative Writing faculty challenge you to interact with the world around you in creative ways, opening new insights and pathways for imaginative work. Explore courses descriptions in movement studies, the life of the writer, and more.

How do I sign up?

Enrollment requires following these three steps:

  1.  Confirm with the instructor that a space is available in the course and request permission to join.

  2.  Print and complete this form:

3)  Mail completed form with a check (made out to “Saint Mary’s College of California”) for tuition and registration fee ($35).  The form and check need to be received before the first day of the academic term (February 10, 2020).

For MFA in Creative Writing, mail to:                 For MFA in Dance, mail to:

    MFA in Creative Writing                                                 MFA in Dance
    1928 Saint Mary's Road                                                  1928 Saint Mary's Road
    PMB 4686                                                                       PMB 3001
    Moraga, CA 94575                                                         Moraga, CA 94575                             


MFA in Dance - $890/unit

MFA in Creative Writing - $1,335/unit