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

Phone: 505.786.4100
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

 

Kirtland Instructional Site
540 Road 6580, Kirtland, NM 87417
Phone: 505.598.4580

 

Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327
Phone: 505.782.6010 or 6022

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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 – 36 Credits
  • Department Requirements – 30 Credits
  • Program Requirements – 36 Credits
  • Track A (Moving Image) or Track B (Interactive Design) – 18 Credits

 

Degree Checklist (PDF) Enrollment Data

 

Creative Writing and New Media Requirements (122 Credits)

General Education RequirementCreditsPrerequisites
CMP 101 Introduction to Computers 3  
ENGL 1110 Freshman Composition 3 ENGL 098
ENG 1120 Composition II OR
EBGK 2120 Intermediate Composition
3 ENGL 1220 OR ENGL 1110
MATH 1220 College Algebra 4 MATH 1215
NAVA 1110 Navajo I OR
NAVA 1130 Beginning Navajo Reading & Writing
3 - 4  
Physical Sciences: BIO-110, BIO-120, BIO-121, BIO-131, BIO-224, CHM-110, GEO-101, GEO-150 OR PHY-101 8  
Humanities / Soc Science: HUM 160, HUM 170, HUM 301, SOC 101, PSY 105 9  
Semester THREE  
COMM 1130 Public Speaking 3 ENGL 1210 or 1110
ENGL 150 Introduction to Literature 3 ENGL 1110
ENG 2310 Introduction to Creative Writing 3  
ENGL 2560 Introduction to Native American Literature 3  
IT 115 Drawing / Visual Culture 3  
ENGL 161 Comparative Ethnic Literature 3  
Semester FOUR  
ENGL 2567 Contemporary Navajo Literature 3  
ENGL 2320 Introduction to Fiction Writing OR
ENGL 2330 Introduction to Poetry Writing OR
ENGL 203 Beginning Writing for Stage and Screen
3  
ENGL 2310
ENGL 2310
IT 111 Human/Computer Interaction 3  
IT 125 Introduction to Digital video 3  
PSYC 1110 Introduction to Psychology 3  
Semester FIVE  
ENGL 301 Intermediate Fiction OR
ENGL 302 Intermediate Poetry Writing OR
ENGL 303 Intermediate Writing for Stage and Screen
3 ENGL 2310
ENGL 2330
ENGL 203
ENGL 2340 Introduction to Creative Non Fiction 3  
HUM 305 Film History 3  
IT 103 Creativity and Technology 3  
IT 160 Introduction to Digital Ethics 3  
Semester SIX  
ENGL 401 Advanced Fiction Writing OR
ENGL 402 Advanced Poetry Writing OR
ENGL 403 Advance Writing for Stage and Screen
3 ENGL 301
ENGL 302
ENGL 303
ENG 404 Creative Writing Thesis 3 3rd Year Student
ENGL 405 Student Anthology 3  
IT 335 Data Visualization 3  
Semester SEVEN  
IT 142 Web Design Concepts (B) 3  
IT 215 Motion Graphics (A) 3  
IT 270 Web Standards (B) 3 IT 142
IT 300 Sound Design (A) 3  
IT 490a Senior Project (Capstone) (A/B) 3  
Semester EIGHT  
IT-490B Senior Project (Capstone) (A/B) 3  
CMP 301 Digital Publishing (B) 3  
IT 480 Aural / Optical Perception (A/B) 3  
ITS 415 Directing and Producing (A/B) 3  
TOTAL REQUIRED CREDIT HOURS121 

 

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, Rodgers State University

 

Chelsea Bunn, Associate 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

 

 

Contact NTU

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

Phone: 505.786.4100
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


Kirtland Instructional Site
540 Road 6580, Kirtland, New Mexico 87417

Phone: 505.598.4585


Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327

Phone: 505.782.6010