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Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint NM 87313

Phone: 505.387.7401
Fax: 505.786.5644

 

Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle AZ, 86503
Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700

 

Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 1203, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514
Phone: 928.656.3600
Fax: 928.656.3596

 

Bond Wilson Technical Center
40 Road 6580, Kirtland, NM 87417
Phone: 505.609.5020/5017

 

Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327
Phone: 505.782.6010

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The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Creative Writing and New Media that is offered by Navajo Technical University will provide the knowledge and skills needed to secure gainful employment in a digital environment, to publish and market creative works online, or simply to function as a full participant in this new digital age.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing and New Media develops skilled writers who are technologically savvy, in order to foster the continuance of the narrative legacy of the Navajo people and expand its reach into the digital realm, and to advance participation in the international digital revolution. The transition to digitization is everywhere affecting education, business, and the arts. The digitization of the publishing industry, in particular, and the ever-increasing scope and influence of New Media, is creating unprecedented opportunities for writers, artists, and entrepreneurs worldwide, including the Navajo Nation.

The unique hybrid nature of the program, which builds upon a core Creative Writing program with additional coursework in New Media studies, offers a unique opportunity for students to go beyond the scope of the traditional Creative Writing program— which typically culminate with the production of a hard-copy manuscript—and produce a visual or digital product. The Navajo Nation is producing more and more writers, filmmakers, web-based designers and new media artists, clearly demonstrating a growing interest in these fields.

  • General Education Requirements – 31 Credits
  • Department Requirements – 34 Credits
  • Program Requirements – 56 Credits
  • Track A (Moving Image) or Track B (Interactive Design), Students must take both Tracks.

 

Degree Checklist (PDF) Enrollment Data

 

Creative Writing and New Media Requirements (121 Credits)

General Education RequirementCreditsPrerequisites
BCIS 1115 Introduction to Computers 3  
ENGL 1110 Composition I 3 ENGL 098
SOCI 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3  
MATH 1220 College Algebra 4 MATH 1215
SSC 100 College Success Skills 1  
PHED 1620 PHED 1830 Fitness OR Running 1  
Semester TWO
Diné Studies NAVA 1110, NAVA 225 or HIST 2135 3  
Physical Sciences: BIO-110, BIO-120, BIO-121, BIO-131, BIO-224, CHM-110, GEO-101, GEO-150 OR PHY-101 4  
Humanities / Soc Science: HUM 160, HUM 170, HUM 301, SOC 101, PSY 105 3  
PSYC 1110 Introduction to Psychology 3  
ENGL 1120 Composition II OR ENGL 2210 Intermediate Composition 3 ENGL 1110 OR ENGL 1210
Semester THREE
COMM 1130 Public Speaking 3 ENGL 1210 or ENGL 1110
ENG 2310 Introduction to Creative Writing 3  
ENGL 2560 Introduction to Native American Literature 3 ENGL 1110
ENGL 1410 Introduction to Literature 3 ENGL 1110
ENGL 1996 or 2296 Topics in English 3  
Semester FOUR
ENGL 2567 Contemporary Navajo Literature 3 ENGL 2560 OR ENGL 1410
ENGL 2320 ENGL 2330 ENGL 203 Introduction to Fiction Writing OR
Introduction to Poetry Writing OR
Beginning Writing for Stage and Screen
3 ENGL 2310
ENGL 2340 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction Writing 3 ENGL 2310
HUMN 1180 History of American Indians in Media 3 ENGL 1110
IT 115 Drawing/Visual Culture 3  
Semester FIVE
ENGL 301 ENGL 302 ENGL 303 Intermediate Fiction Writing OR
Intermediate Poetry Writing OR
Intermediate Writing for Stage and Screen
3 ENGL 2320
ENGL 2330
ENGL 203
HUM 305 Film History 3  
ENGL 306 Intermediate Creative Nonfiction Writing 3 ENGL 2340
IT 125 Introduction to Digital Video 3  
IT 142 Web Design Concepts (B) 3  
Semester SIX
ENGL 401 ENGL 402 ENGL 403 ADvanced Fiction Writing OR
Advanced Poetry Writing OR
Advance Writing for Stage and Screen
3 ENGL 301
ENGL 302
IT 275 Media Criticism 3  
ENGL 405 Student Anthology 3  
ENGL 406 Advanced Creative Writing Nonfiction Writing 3 ENGL 306
IT 335 Data Visualization 3  
Semester SEVEN
IT XXX IT 112 Photography, IT 212 Documentary, or IT 312 Studio Recording 3  
IT 215 Motion Graphics (A) 3  
IT 270 Web Standards (B) 3 IT 142
IT 200 Sound Design (A) 3  
IT 490a Senior Project (Capstone) (A/B) 3  
Semester EIGHT
IT 490B Senior Project (Capstone) (A/B) 3  
ENGL 404 Creative Writing Thesis* 3 *See Below
IT 415 Audio Project 3  
IT 480 Aural / Optical Perception (A/B) 3  
ITS 415 Directing and Producing (A/B) 3  
TOTAL REQUIRED CREDIT HOURS121 
*ENGL 404 Prerequisite: Introduction, Intermediate, AND Advanced Poetry, Fiction, Creative, Non-Fiction and Writing for the Stage and Screen.

 

Program Advisors
Anita Roastingear, Associate Professor of English
Email: aroastingear@navajotech.edu
Phone: 505.786.4131

M.F.A., Creative Writing - Nonfiction, The Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development
M.A., English Creative Writing, Northern Arizona State University
B.G.S., General Studies, Northern Arizona University
A.S., Science, Rogers State University

 

Chelsea Bunn, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
Email: cbunn@navajotech.edu@navajotech.edu
https://www.chelseabunn.com/

MFA, Creative Writing (Poetry), Hunter College
BA, English (Creative Writing), Hunter College

 

Dr. Jennifer Wheeler, Associate Professor of English/Creative Writing
Email: jwheeler@navajotech.edu
Phone: 928.882.3151

B.S., English Education, Northern Arizona University
M.S., English, Arizona State University
Ph.D., English, Arizona State University

 

 

Contact NTU

Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint, NM 87313

Phone: 505.387.7401
Fax: 505.786.5644


Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle, AZ 86503

Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700


Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 1203, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514

Phone: 928.656.3600
Fax: 928.656.3596


Bond Wilson Technical Center
40 Road 6580
Kirtland, NM 87417
(505) 609-5020/5017
(Located off of Highway 64 next to Judy Nelson Elementary School in Kirtland, NM)


Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327

Phone: 505.782.6010