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Creative Writing/Theatre

Degree Offered: M.F.A.



S. Heatley.

Associate Professors

S. Malloy, B. Wade.

Program Overview

The Creative Writing and Theatre Programs offer a joint two-year course of resident study leading to the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Stage Playwriting. Applicants must be accepted by both the Creative Writing and Theatre Programs.

Master of Fine Arts

Admission Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the general requirements set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Admission to the M.F.A. in Stage Playwriting is on the basis of a script submission and relevant coursework in theatre at the undergraduate level or equivalent. Please visit Creative Writing for information on manuscript submission, deadlines, and other inquiries.

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete 36 credits of coursework in creative writing and theatre, a 6-credit thesis, and five 6-credit CRWR workshops chosen in consultation with the graduate advisor. They must also be involved in the staging or production of some of their own work and, in fulfillment of the 6-credit thesis requirement, write the equivalent of a full-length stageplay acceptable to both programs. The thesis requirement must be met in the second year and may be a substantial revision and extension of work done during the first year.

Contact Information

Creative Writing Program
Buchanan E462, 1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z1
Tel: 604.822.0699
Fax: 604.822.3616
Pat Rose, Graduate Secretary

Page last updated: March 22, 2017

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