FIPR students who wish to find out about other potential options are advised to speak with the Creative Writing Undergraduate Advisor towards the end of their second year of full-time studies.
Please seek advice from Creative Writing about options if you wish to add a Creative Writing course to your graduate program.
Fromstudents with a particular interest in screenwriting as part of their degree can develop their craft in the workshop setting of CRWRa course that can be taken more than once for credit. It also contains detailed information on how to put together your portfolio for submission.
Even if you qualify for a course, and are given approval, the popularity of many of our classes means that there may not be available space for you in the class, as current UBC students and most particularly our degree students must take priority in registration.
A studio program with the writing workshop at its heart, the MFA focuses on the work created by students as the primary text. For both groups, you can apply these courses to a Minor in Creative Writing.
Note that we will often ask for manuscript samples of your writing in particular genres in order to consider placing you in a course or advise on your options, and that Creative Writing receives enormous numbers of queries about course places during active registration periods.
Students transferring within BC can check the equivalency of courses through the BC Transfer Guide which also has some more general but still useful information for students transferring from outside BC.
We have 11 professors, an additional 9 permanent instructors and regularly bring in a wide variety of writers in residence and adjunct instructors from the writing community. We recommend that you seek advice on Creative Writing options as early as you can, ideally prior to active registration periods.