Creative Writing Major (BFA)
As a creative writing major, you develop skills for written expression under the guidance of award-winning writers and scholars offering you individualized attention. You’ll work with passionate writers, attend readings by prominent visiting writers, and gain practical experience in writing and publishing. The ability to write well is a highly valued specialization, and our program gives you widely applicable tools that can be used across myriad industries no matter where your career takes you.
Career Preparation for Professional Writers
Powerful and creative writers are in high demand for diverse fields such as publishing, teaching, journalism, filmmaking, media, editorial and literary consulting, law, and education. Developing your skills in writing, creativity, critical thinking, research, and literary analysis also provides excellent training for graduate programs in creative writing, English, public policy, foreign service, education, and more.
Internships across the country and abroad allow you to gain real-world experience, make connections, build marketable skills, and earn credit toward your degree.
Develop your writing, editing, and publishing skills in a professional environment via Truman’s online literary journal, a student-edited campus literary magazine, and a student-produced newspaper.
Workshops with Renowned Authors
Meet award-winning visiting writers and scholars from around the world who offer seminars, masterclasses, and workshops on the Truman campus.
Help Your Peers
Students with considerable understanding of English composition and language are encouraged to apply for a consultant position within Truman's Writing Center.
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