Navajo Technical University

Creative Writing and New Media

New Media

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.
Estimated Cost of Attendance $16,022/academic year
Tuition and Fees $2,402
Room and Board $6,920
Books and Supplies $2,600
Transportation $1,600
Personal/Misc $2,500

Program Advisors

Anita Roastingear

Anita Roastingear

Associate Professor of English
Phone: 505.387.7389

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

Dr. Jennifer Wheeler

Dr. Jennifer Wheeler

Associate Professor of English/Creative Writing
Phone: 928.882.3151

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