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.
22 February 2017 | 10:21 pm
Eight Secondary English MAE students and professor Barbara Price attended the annual Write to Learn conference in Osage Beach, Missouri, on February 16-18. Pictured at the keynote address by poet Nikki Giovanni are (seated left-right) Janae Fritze, Katie Bailey, Julianne Dworak, Megan Dice, Lauren Ragsdale, Rachel Davis, and Lydia Whitacre. Standing: Jessica Wilke and Barbara […]
9 February 2017 | 9:18 pm
Author, editor and mentor Faith Adiele will read selections from her nonfiction writing at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium as part of the 2017 Ofstad Reading Series. Adiele is the author of “Meeting Faith,” a memoir about becoming the first African-American woman ordained a Buddhist nun in Thailand. Adiele […]