Applications open Thursday, February 1, 2024.Complete the following application to receive full consideration for The Aggie Creative Collective. Incomplete applications and applications submitted after Monday, March 18, will not move forward in the process.
The Aggie Creative Collective, in addition to being a creative residency experience, is a five-week zero-credit 491 course taking place during Summer I (Tuesday, May 28 - Monday, July 1) for Creative Writing and Summer II (Wednesday, July 3 - Tuesday, August 6) for Visualization. Eligible applicants must have a minimum of 2.0 GPR and be in good academic standing. Applicants with honor code violations will not be considered. To participate, students must have already completed, at minimum, 30 credit hours (or Sophomore-level class distinction), 12 credits of which must have been completed at Texas A&M. Students who have not yet reached 60 credit hours must apply with a letter of support from faculty, which should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Note: participation in LAUNCH's URS program is limited to those with Junior-level class distinction and above. URS eligibility requirements can be found on LAUNCH's website.) Applicants to ACC must not be graduating until fall 2024 to participate.
Furthermore, your residency experience is contingent upon your area of study, scholarly focus, and creative genre of choice. Due to the intensive nature of the residency program, it is mandatory that participants attend ALL sessions. A $500 scholarship award is given to all admitted residents. Summer class venues will be determined by Texas A&M University guidelines and policies.
Upon completing the program, accepted students are strongly encouraged to apply to the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URS).
The piece(s) you submit should be as fully formed as possible, but still in need of further work or revision. You should submit a piece that you feel comfortable presenting to a wider public audience. In addition, the following pieces of criteria will be used by the ACC committee to judge the strength of your creative sample:
- Is the whole of the project unified, cohesive, and consistent? Does the work showcase technical proficiency?
- Does a theme emerge organically from the work? Does the creative project observe an emotional truth or solve a problem?
- Are the genre conventions adhered to and accurate? Is action (action including dialogue) or figurative language used to reinforce the theme? Is vivid, detailed images, visuals, and intensely felt emotion used to make the project come alive?
- Does the format of the sample make the work understandable?
- Prose submissions should be no more than 15 pages, double-spaced. Acknowledge on the application if the submission is a sample of longer work.
- Poetry submissions should include no more than 5 poems and should not exceed 10 pages double-spaced.
- Visualization submissions (due to file size) should be linked to a website or google drive url that offers open access to the committee. Projects lacking open access will not be reviewed.
- Screen and staged play submissions are limited to the first full 10 pages of the first act, respectively.
- There are no restrictions regarding genre or style.
- Please submit original work only. Fan fiction, memes, overly derivative, or transformative works are not acceptable submissions for the residency.
- We will accept written submissions as docx, doc, or pdf files.