Creative Writing Major

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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.

Inspirational Surroundings

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.

One-on-One Attention

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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.

Alumnus to Speak on Digitally Preserving Theater History

April 25, 2017

Alumnus Doug Reside will present on his experience in preserving theater history as the New York Public Library’s Digital Curator for the Performing Arts, April 27-28 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. As the keynote speaker for the Senior Seminar Capstone Conference, Reside will give a presentation on “The Tale of the Ant-Lion: A […]

Alumna Author Returns for English & Linguistic Events

March 10, 2017

Alumna Kara Bollinger Kynion will return to campus March 30 for a pair of events sponsored by the Department of English and Linguistics.  There will be a Writing Center Workshop at 2:30 p.m. in Kirk Building 120 along with a poetry reading and book signing at 7:30 p.m. in the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium. […]

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