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Creative Writing

The Creative Writing Program offers undergraduate courses that lead to the B.F.A. degree. For current offerings, visit Creative Writing.

Admission to the Program

Students seeking admission to the major program in Creative Writing should apply by the end of their second year of university. 54 credits or 3rd Year standing are required to enter into the Major.

As the number of places in the program are strictly limited, applicants must submit a cover letter and samples of their original writing in two or more genres for consideration by the last business day of March in each academic year. Visit Creative Writing for details on deadlines, the admission process, and current offerings.

All students should view the Guidelines for Prospective Creative Writing BFA Majors for specific guidelines and course descriptions before submitting their manuscript.

Major in Creative Writing

First and Second Years

Three credits of any CRWR 200-level course, or equivalent, is a prerequisite for the major program.

None of the above courses assure admission to the major program; applicants are accepted based on the quality of their manuscripts.

Third and Fourth Years

Students must complete 36 credits of creative writing courses numbered 400 or higher in four different genres.

Creative Writing offers courses in eleven different genres, including: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenplay, Stageplay, Graphic Forms, Children and Young Adults, Radio, New Media, Literary Translation, and Lyric forms.

Double Major in Creative Writing and Another Subject

Students who have completed all the requirements for a Double Major in Creative Writing and another subject falling within the B.A. program may choose to graduate with either a Bachelor of Fine Arts or a Bachelor of Arts provided they have completed the overall degree requirements of their chosen degree (B.A. or B.F.A.)

Minor in Creative Writing

The Faculty of Arts offers a B.A. Minor in Creative Writing.

Individual Courses

Unclassified students and students not registered as BFA Majors seeking a particular 400-level course should submit a cover letter and a sample of their original writing for consideration. Visit Creative Writing for details on deadlines, the admission process, and current offerings.

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