Interested in writing poetry, plays, fiction and more? Learn the theory behind all of those genres and gain practice writing in each with the Associate of Arts Degree in Creative Writing. You may also choose to specialize further by taking advanced courses in one genre.
Creative writing classes are built around a classic face-to-face workshop model that invites and encourages participation from everyone. This workshop method of teaching allows you to develop the critical-thinking skills needed for revising your own work. You'll graduate from the creative writing program with a competitive portfolio of creative writing that will assist you when applying to creative writing programs at university.
What is an Associate degree?
Associate degrees take two years to complete and concentrate on one area of study. If you plan your courses carefully with a university program in mind, you’ll be able to transfer all 60 credits to university. In most cases, an associate degree will allow you to enter the third year of a four-year bachelor's degree program. To ensure your courses transfer, see the BC Transfer Guide.
Get paid, full-time work experience during your studies
Put your skills to work by joining the optional Co-operative Education Program, which alternates semesters of study with paid, full-time work in your field. You’ll earn money while gaining experience, building your resume and getting an employer reference, all before you graduate.
To participate in Co-op you need to plan two semesters in advance, so we strongly recommend contacting the Co-op Office at the start of your program.
The Associate of Arts Degree with a specialization in Creative Writing (CRWR) requires that students fulfill the basic requirements for the degree, including taking six Creative Writing courses.
CRWR faculty advisors will work with students to plan their course choices. Sample timetables are available at the office of Language, Literature and Performing Arts.
Co-operative Education Option
Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for a Co-operative Education designation. Co-operative Education involves alternating full-time academic and work terms. For information see Co-operative Education, or contact the Co-operative Education Office at 604 527 5100.
General College Admission Requirements
Career opportunities include:
- Curriculum Development Assistant
- Ghost Writer/Biographer
- Social Media Specialist
- Theatre Administrator
- Writer - Feature Writer/Columnist
- Writer - Media - Radio/TV/Multimedia
- Writer - Novelist/Playwright/Poet
Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.