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Creative Writing, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #30 (BCR) Vancouver, Canada | Kelowna, Canada
This two-year Creative Writing program from University of British Columbia offers workshops in the following genres: fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, writing for children, translation, stage play, radio, television, song lyric and libretto, screenwriting, new media, and writing for graphic forms.
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Overview

The Creative Writing program from University of British Columbia offers a two-year studio course, with instruction by faculty who work in a variety of literary and dramatic forms. The program leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing or a joint degree with another department, in which Creative Writing serves as half of the Double Major.

The Creative Writing program is the editorial home of western Canada’s oldest literary periodical, PRISM International, which publishes the best in contemporary writing and translation from Canada and around the world.

Your future

A UBC education will introduce you to people and ideas from around the world, open doors to new opportunities, and take you places you never imagined. You’ll graduate not only with expertise in your chosen field, but with the skills you need to continue growing, learning, and evolving with your career over time.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses:
  • Writing Poetry 
  • Writing for New Media 
  • Writing for Children and Young Adults 
  • Writing Creative Nonfiction
  • Writing for the Screen 
  • Writing for Graphic Forms 
  • Writing Fiction 

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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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General Requirements

  • The UBC online application (including Personal Profile, if applicable)
  • English Language Admission Standard (ELAS)
  • ELAS waiver request and supporting documentation
  • Interim transcript deadline (only for students currently attending high school)
  • Final transcript

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19020 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38051 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2700 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5399 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs

  • Kelowna, Canada

    1296 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs
  • Vancouver, Canada

    1590 - 2690 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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