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Creative Writing, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Kirksville, MO, United States
Exceptional writers make the world their muse. As a Creative Writing major at Truman State University, you hone your writing talents drawing inspiration from a foundation of liberal arts courses combined with a wide range of experiential learning opportunities. We are the only public university in Missouri offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.
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Overview

Inspirational Surroundings

  • Truman State University’s beautiful campus and engaged learning community inspire meaningful interaction with your professors and fellow classmates who come from a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. By immersing yourself in Truman’s living-learning environment, you acquire a wealth of experiences to draw inspiration from — new experiences, great friends, and the academic focus that a dynamic community like Truman can offer you.

Preparing for Lives That Matter

  • Pick from a rigorous program of advanced writing workshops in fiction, poetry and nonfiction; intro classes in genres such as poetry, novel and short story writing; and electives where you can devise your own projects.
  • A degree in Creative Writing prepares graduates for a wide range of careers. Good writers are rare, and you’ll be in high demand for diverse fields such as publishing, teaching, journalism, filmmaking, new media, editorial and literary consultants.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Creative Writing 
  • Senior English Seminar
  • Literary Genres: Poetry
  • Literary Genres: The Novel
  • Literary Genres: The Short Story
  • Literary Genres: Nonfiction 
  • Studies in Literary Genres
  • Writing Workshop: Fiction

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • One Page Essay — This essay must be an original work on behalf of the applicant.
  • English Proficiency Test Score
  • Original or Certified Copies of Transcripts from High School (and any college or university you have attended)
  • Certificate of Financial Support
  • Original or Certified Copies of Bank Documents Indicating Sufficient Financial Support
  • Copy of Passport biographical information page

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15335 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15335 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15335 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15335 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7975 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7975 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kirksville

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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