The program is unique globally for its multi-genre approach to writing instruction: students are required to work in multiple genres during the course of the degree.
As a fine arts program rather than an English program, students focus on the practice of writing rather than the study of literature.
Students may work on a part-time basis, taking up to five years to complete the degree.
Learn about the application process, and general academic and admissions requirements.
Creative Writers are at the heart of our cultural industries.
Poets, novelists, screenwriters, playwrights, graphic novelists, magazine writers: they entertain, inform and inspire.
Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the UBC Board of Governors.
In recent years, tuition increases have been 2% for continuing domestic students and between 2% and 5% for continuing international students. Admitted students who defer their admission are subject to the potentially higher tuition fees for incoming students effective at the later program start date.
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Application Deadline Deadline to submit online application.