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Writing, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #262 (BCR) Victoria, Canada
The Writing program of University of Victoria, British Columbia helps students discover the joy of crafting vivid language, images, characters and details into stories, poems, stage plays and films to inspire readers and audiences to feel and think deeply—and to change the world in the process.
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Overview

The Writing program of University of Victoria, British Columbia focuses on storytelling which is the one of the most fundamental and ancient ways of making meaning of our world, and your ability to communicate is critical to success in life and work.

Areas of focus

  • Creative non-fiction
  • Fiction
  • Playwriting
  • Poetry
  • Screenwriting

Career paths

Our students learn to think critically about how words and stories are used—to fight against clichés and propaganda and to discover their unique creative voices. Many of our alumni publish major works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or produce plays and films.

  • Communications coordinator
  • Creative writer
  • Editor/copywriter
  • Entrepreneur
  • Film publicist
  • Fund development
  • Literary agent
  • Marketing
  • Play/screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Proposal writer
  • Publishing assistant
  • Social media coordinator
  • Teacher/instructor
  • Technical writer

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 include:

  • Introduction to Writing
  • Introduction to Professional Nonfiction
  • The Writer's World in Books and Film
  • Writing for the Arts
  • Elements of Style in Creative Writing
  • Introduction to Poetry Workshop
  • Poetry Workshop

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    90

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • International students must complete 12 years or more of academic preparation and graduate from a recognized senior secondary school program. University entrance examinations required in the home country may also be requested.
  • In addition, students must satisfy UVic’s English Language Proficiency Requirement (ENPR). Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Some programs have a higher admission cut-off, or require specific prerequisite courses, and/or additional selection criteria.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24926 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24926 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5696 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5696 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Victoria

  • 1490 - 2100 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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