Creative Writing Major
As a creative writing major at Truman, you will stretch your writing talents in a challenging yet encouraging environment, drawing inspiration from a foundation of liberal arts courses. We are the only public university in Missouri offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.
Exceptional writers make the world their muse. Truman’s beautiful campus and small classes breed deep, meaningful interaction with your fellow classmates, who come from a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. By diving into a liberal arts environment, you will dig a deep well to draw inspiration from — new experiences, great friends, and the focus that a small campus in a small town can give you. You won’t get this anywhere else.
Truman’s notoriously small class sizes and faculty-to-student ratio of 16:1 means your professors are more accessible than at most other institutions, and you can count on personalized feedback from your peers in the program. You may even publish your work in one of Truman's literary journals.
Preparing for Lives That Matter
Pick your poison from a rigorous program of at least nine hours of advanced writing workshops in fiction, poetry and nonfiction; intro classes in genres such as poetry, novel and short story writing; and electives where you can devise your own projects to pursue.
When you’re done, you’ll be well-suited for a number of careers. Good writers are rarer than you think, and you’ll be in high demand for such diverse fields as publishing, teaching, journalism, filmmaking, new media, editorial and literary consultants.
Find out more about the specific requirements to enroll as a pre-Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.
21 January 2016 | 4:25 pm
On Wednesday, February 10th at 7:30 PM in the Little Theatre of Baldwin Hall, award winning poet, editor and professor, Allison Joseph will give a reading from her latest work. (Professor Joseph, who has published numerous books of poetry, teaches creative writing at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, where she is the long time editor of […]
26 October 2015 | 3:39 pm
On Tuesday, November 17th at 7:30 P.M., in the Little Theatre of Baldwin Hall on the Truman State campus, Joe Benevento, Professor of English, will present a combined reading and musical performance, which will include selections from his two latest published books, the mystery novel, Saving St. Teresa, and Expecting Songbirds: Selected Poems, 1983-2015, and […]