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  • 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

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    For the second consecutive year, and for the third time in the last four years, five writers connected to Hamline's creative writing programs have been named finalists for the Minnesota Book Awards.

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    Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams, MFAC alumna ‘16 receives a Newbery Honor, the Coretta Scott King Award, and is a finalist for the William C. Morris Award.