48 months
19227 CAD/year
4798 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Do you want to write for a living? In the Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and Journalism program from Vancouver Island University, learn the skills you need to become a master of words from professors who are published, award-winning authors, poets and journalists. 

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Experience small class sizes for a unique workshop format in many creative writing courses, and more one-on-one time with instructors at Vancouver Island University 's journalism school.

Whether you want to work in the publishing, entertainment or journalism industries, this degree in Creative Writing and Journalism from Vancouver Island University will sharpen your literary skills and introduce you to the realities of working as a professional writer. 

Educational Opportunity 

The Creative Writing and Journalism department offers introductory, intermediate and advanced-level courses in book publishing, dramatic writing (including writing for the stage and scriptwriting for radio, television and film), fiction, journalism, and poetry, leading to a B.A. with a Major or Minor in Creative Writing and a B.A. with a Minor in Journalism. 

Students have the opportunity to combine applied and creative writing skills with a background in all aspects of print and electronic publishing including editing, distribution, promotion, and production of print materials.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Memoir Writing Workshop
  • Poetic Traditions
  • Writing Short Fiction
  • Writing Short-Form Scripts for the Stage, Screen or Television
  • Creative Non-Fiction Workshop
  • Advanced Feature Writing 
  • Long-Form Non-Fiction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Ongoing admission for Powell River campus


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Vancouver Island University accepts international students under one of the following conditions:

  • direct applications (online or paper applications);
  • applications through authorized representatives;
  • institution-to-institution exchange programs; 
  • sponsorship through inter-governmental agreements;
  • winner of academic competitions or international scholarships.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19227 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19227 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4798 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4798 CAD per year during 48 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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