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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing


Pursue your passion for writing in a program that encourages connections to the urban life that surrounds our campus, the larger Louisville community and beyond. This interdisciplinary BFA is a studio degree in the art of writing. You’ll experience writing across genres and participate in workshops in poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction and screenwriting. You’ll benefit from personal mentorship from our¬†experienced and passionate faculty.


  • Develop an advanced level of competence in writing and in the exercise of the creative intellect
  • Study with two writers-in-residence annually, who are professional poets, essayists, memoirists, novelists, playwrights and more
  • Hone editorial skills, working on the literary journal Word Hotel
  • Take part in salon-style literary readings
  • Connect with and contribute to Louisville’s literary community
  • Enroll in daytime or evening classes
  • Investigate career options through internship experience


Career Options

You’ll emerge from our program ready to enter the job market or graduate school. Use your skills¬†in diverse settings such as:

  • Corporate offices
  • Private foundations
  • City government
  • Museums
  • Nonprofit organizations