2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    Oct 02, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Creative Writing Major (BFA)

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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

Two Workshops:

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

One Pre-Professional Course:

One Creative Writing Elective

  • One additional 3000-level creative writing course

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

English Minor Requirements

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