• 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.

    Learning Outcomes

    The purpose of learning outcomes at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. View all learning outcomes for BFA in Creative Writing.

  • CWP News

    York Laura Ruby 250

    MFAC faculty Laura Ruby's new series debuts today with York: The Shadow Cipher (Book One), from Walden Pond Press. Named one of Publishers Weekly's 'Best Summer Reads of 2017.'

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    Nancy Hedin, MFA '13, debuts with Bend, a novel from Anglerfish Press—an imprint of Riptide. Join Nancy and Riptide on the virtual book tour, May 8-12, with exclusive guest posts, content, and giveaways.

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    MFA student Savannah Brooks is the graduate student recipient of the 2017 John Wesley Leadership and Service Awards for Students, announced by the Dean of Students Office on behalf of the Board of Trustees.