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.

Distinguished alumna Allison Coffelt as our Keynote SpeakerDistinguished alumna Allison Coffelt as our Keynote Speaker

November 17, 2017

Join us as we welcome back distinguished alumna Allison Coffelt as our Keynote speaker at the English and Linguistics Senior Seminar Conference. She is the author of Maps Are Lines We Draw: A Road Trip Through Haiti (forthcoming from Lanternfish Press, 2018). She is currently the Education and Outreach Director of the True/False Film Festival […]

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