• BFA: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

    The place to go for creative writing in the upper Midwest.


    The BFA in Creative Writing offers a rigorous apprenticeship in the craft and process of writing; a tiered curriculum in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction; a strong background in the British and American literary traditions; and an understanding of textual analysis and the theoretical dimensions of reading and writing. Students learn how to read closely as writers, to create their own original works, and to analyze and appreciate the elements that comprise works of literature.

    Hamline’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is the only such degree in the Twin Cities and the only one in the state of Minnesota offered by a private liberal arts university. Hamline is the sole university in the United States offering three fine arts degrees in creative writing: the BFA, an MFA in Creative Writing, and a low-residency MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults.

    Hamline also offers a creative writing minor and an English major with a concentration in creative writing.

  • CWP News

    The Hamline community is invited to a dual publication reading for authors Carolyn Holbrook (Ordinary People, Extraordinary Journeys) and Andrea Jenkins (The T Is Not Silent) on Saturday, December 3 at 7 p.m. in the Klas Center Kay Fredericks Room. Holbrook, adjunct instructor in Hamline's Creative Writing Programs, and Jenkins will also read from their essays in A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota.

    rock, paper, scissors will celebrate its 10th year of production on Saturday, December 3, at 4 p.m. on the 2nd floor of Bush Library. Listen to readings and view a display of past issues.

    The CWP is pleased to announce the addition of two new writers to the faculty in our low-res MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program: Nina LaCour and Laurel Snyder.