BFA in Creative Writing Major Requirements Hamline’s creative writing major provides students 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 the theoretical dimensions of reading and writing. Students will learn how to read closely as a writer, to create their own original works, and to analyze and appreciate the elements that comprise works of literature. Course Requirements To earn a bachelor of fine arts (BFA), students must complete 15 courses: 9 courses in creative writing and an English minor (6 courses). Creative Writing WRIT 3000 - Creating Across Genres Two of the following: WRIT 3110 - Forms & Elements of the Craft I: Poetry WRIT 3120 - Forms & Elements of the Craft I: Fiction WRIT 3130 - Forms & Elements of the Craft I: Creative Nonfiction One of the following: WRIT 3210 - Forms & Elements of the Craft II: Poetry WRIT 3220 - Forms & Elements of the Craft II: Fiction WRIT 3230 - Forms & Elements of the Craft II: Creative Nonfiction One of the following: WRIT 5110 - Advanced Poetry: Workshop WRIT 5120 - Advanced Fiction: Workshop WRIT 5130 - Advanced Creative Nonfiction: Workshop Creative Writing Topics Two additional creative writing topics courses above 3000-level Internship WRIT 3990: Internship Senior Seminar WRIT 5960 - Senior Seminar in Creative Writing English ENG 3010 - Textual Studies and Criticism ENG 3020 - Literary and Cultural Theory Two non-writing courses above 3020 One additional 3000-level elective One of the following: ENG 1210 - British Literatures to 1789 ENG 1220 - British Literatures after 1789 ENG 1230 - American Literatures to 1860 ENG 1240 - American Literatures after 1860 ENG 1250 - World Literatures ENG 1270 - African-American Literatures How Do I Get Into The BFA Program? The first step is to take the course “Creating Across Genres.” If you decide you want to enter the BFA program and you’ve earned a C or better in the class, you can fill out a simple application.