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Creative Writing

Faculty: Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department: Creative Writing
Credits: 60.0
Length: Four semesters
Campuses: Coquitlam, New Westminster
Credential: Associate Degree
Admission Type: Open enrolment
Learning Format: Full-time, Part-time
Offered: Fall, Summer, Winter
program overview
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.
curriculum framework

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. 

career transfer pathways
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.
admission requirements

General College Admission Requirements

program cost

You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

curriculum guidelines

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.

Creative Writing (Associate of Arts) Stephanie Toth Stephanie Toth is a writer, volunteer and is looking to bring that experience together into a new career. Read more