How Class Works

All of our courses are self-guided and delivered automatically to you via email reminders and your DIY MFA dashboard. Depending on which course you’re taking, you will receive either five or ten modules spread out over ten weeks.

Course Overview

DIY MFA 101 is our foundation course and it has ten shorter modules, delivered weekly. This is so you can consume the material in smaller chunks and start implementing various concepts right away. Because this course assumes that you will be continuing your own writing alongside it, we’ve designed the “homework” assignments so you can apply it to whatever projects you may be working on as you take the course. Our philosophy isn’t just to give you theory, but to let you put the techniques you learn into action right away.

Pixels to Platform (P2P) is a more intensive, “upper-level” course that focuses on helping you build your platform. In this class you will receive only five modules of material, but they are very in-depth and will unlock every two weeks. The purpose behind this schedule is so you have more time between the modules to implement what you learn. The goal of this course is for you to have the basics of your author platform in place by the end of the ten weeks. This means less time “studying” and more time doing the work.

Class Structure

Each module has a handful of video lessons. You can play the videos straight from your browser, or download them (along with other materials) to your desktop. Under each video you will find icons representing the various materials you can download.

In the sidebar to the right of the video, you’ll find a course or module checklist, as well as any other bonus links or materials we wanted to include with that module but that didn’t fit under a particular lesson. You’ll also find a small text box in the sidebar with a summary about the module.

Note: We don’t yet have transcripts (represented by the “PDF” icon above) for 101. Don’t worry, we plan to add these to the course soon.

If you’re not yet registered for a particular course but would like to learn more about it, check out our DIY MFA shop. If the course you want is not open for enrollment, you may be able to join the waiting list.

As always, if you have questions about the courses or materials, you can email and I or a member of my team will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you so much for being part DIY MFA!