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.
20 March 2016 | 7:02 pm
Two alumni are returning to campus this week to do a presentation called “Truman Alums Talk Teaching.” Allison Cundiff and Heather Shana Fleming will be here from Parkway North to talk about their careers in a way that we hope will engage our students and re-engage us in these two women’s professional lives. As Truman […]
14 March 2016 | 9:29 pm
Dear Professional Wordsmiths and Arrangers of Images, I’m hoping to interest you in attending a poetry reading and in persuading others to attend. It’s not that we need more words in the world, but that we need more skillful, subtle words from kindly people re-sounding in our very own ears. Unmediated. (Fortunately, we have […]