• Creative Writing Major (BFA)

    Major Program

    Hamline's Creative Writing major provides students a rigorous apprenticeship in the craft and process of writing; a rich curriculum in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and hybrid forms; a strong background in the American and/or global literary traditions; and an understanding of the theoretical dimensions of reading and writing. Students will learn how to read closely as writers, to create their own original works while developing an effective writing practice, 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 both the Creative Writing major and the English minor.


    Creative Writing Major Requirements

    Three Forms & Elements courses:

    Choose three of the following courses, one must be in your primary genre.

    Two Workshops:

    Workshops may be repeated. Students focusing on Digital Storytelling must take WRIT 3540 twice.

    One Pre-Professional Course:

    • WRIT 3990 - Internship

    One Creative Writing Elective

    • One additional 3000-level creative writing course

    Students focusing on Digital Storytelling may choose one of the following DMA electives:

    Senior Seminar

    English Minor Requirements

    • (topics vary)
    • Two advanced-level literature courses above 3020
    • One additional 3000-level ENG or WRIT elective