• 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

    Carolyn Levy, professor of theatre, is a member of the acting company for Wonderlust Productions In my Heart: The Adoption Play which runs December 9-18 at the Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis. 

    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.

    CWP Faculty and Alumni Win Minnesota State Arts Board Grants, including Angela Pelster-Wiebe, Sun Yung Shin, Kate St. Vincent Vogl, Molly Beth Griffin, and Marcus Kessler.