Creative Writing Major

Exceptional writers make the world their muse. As a creative writing major at Truman, you hone your writing talents drawing inspiration from a foundation of liberal arts courses combined with a wide range of experiential learning opportunities. We are the only public university in Missouri offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

Inspirational Surroundings

Truman’s beautiful campus and engaged learning community inspire meaningful interaction with your professors and fellow classmates who come from a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. By immersing yourself in Truman’s living-learning environment, you acquire a wealth of experiences to draw inspiration from — new experiences, great friends, and the academic focus that a dynamic community like Truman can offer you.

Your professors make you their top priority—advising, mentoring and guiding you—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.

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Preparing for Lives That Matter

Pick 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 match your interests.

A degree in creative writing prepares graduates who go on to pursue a wide range of careers. Good writers are rare, 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.

Aaron Tjarks

You have an opportunity to develop in so many capacities and rub elbows with brilliant people. The campus is large enough to meet new people but small enough that it feels tight-knit. The faculty truly care about student well-being and success.

Aaron Tjarks, Class of 2012