Student Voices

“What really attracted me to the MFA program at AULA is how they encourage applicants to experiment with different genres.”

Syria Purdom

Los Angeles, CA
Long Beach, CA
Reading, writing, teaching, arts and crafts, community service/activism, cooking, hosting, traveling, indie films, dance, yoga, meditation, spirituality, metaphysics

Writer, college advisor

“I had considered going to a traditional MFA program. But the low-residency format really worked better for my lifestyle as a working professional and a mother. The format also taught me a lot about self-discipline and time management, which you need as a writer.”