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.
The English and Linguistics Senior Seminar Conference is a large and exciting event. This semester, 75 students are capping their Truman careers with presentations developed in five seminars–on Adaptations, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Thomas Pyncheon, and 1920s America. Within these large topics, English and Linguistic majors have crafted works on an amazing range of specific interests. […]
Acclaimed author Bennett Sims will do a multimedia fiction reading of “White Dialogues” on Wednesday, March 18th, as the final event of the year in the Clayton B. Ofstad Readings Series. The “White Dialogues” reading will incorporate scenes and images from the classic Alfred Hitchcock film Vertigo. The reading is at 7:30 PM at the […]