• BFA: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

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

    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:

    Hamline is also the home of the award-winning national magazine, Water~Stone Review.

    About the Degree

    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. They work closely with accomplished writers who are also dedicated teachers of writing as well as with faculty in Hamline’s esteemed English department.

    In addition to the BFA/creative writing major, Hamline also offers a creative writing minor and an English major with a concentration in creative writing.

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  • CWP News

    Esteemed author Coe Booth has joined the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults (MFAC) Program as a faculty member. Booth has published numerous books for adolescents including Tyrell, Bronxwood, and her latest novel, Kinda Like Brothers.

    Kirkus interviewed MFAC '13 alum, Daniel Bernstrom, about his recently released debut picture book, One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree, and other upcoming releases.

    Marsha Wilson Chall, MFAC faculty, is launching her newest picture book, The Secret Life of Figgy Mustardo—published June 7th. Join Marsha for the launch party on the 11th at Red Balloon Bookshop.

  • Upcoming Events

    Sep. 7
    5 - 6 p.m.

    Come explore what the department of Theatre and Dance has to offer while enjoying a casual picnic with faculty members and current theatre and dance students.

    Sep. 9
    7:30 - 9 p.m.

    Join the Department of Theatre & Dance on September 9th at 7:30pm for our first Shakespeare on the Lawn event, featuring current student and alumni performances.