The Associate of Arts Degree with Specialization in Creative Writing provides students with theory and practice in writing poetry, plays, fiction, children's literature and personal narrative. Students may further specialize in one of the genres by taking advanced courses. The workshop method of teaching allows students to develop the critical thinking skills needed for revising their own work, as well as the interpersonal skills necessary to participate in upper level and graduate level workshops in university.
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.
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
In most cases, an Associate Degree will allow you to transfer to a university and enter the third year of a four-year bachelor's degree program. Many universities prefer candidates with an Associate Degree and will accept students at a lower grade point average than those without the degree.