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 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Creative Writing. 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