Undergraduate Advisor: Steven Galloway
steven (dot) galloway (at) ubc (dot) ca
General Program Inquiries: Pat Rose, Secretary
patrose (at) mail (dot) ubc (dot) ca
The Creative Writing Program offers a two-year studio program (which is taken in years three and four of an undergraduate degree). It is taught by faculty who work in a variety of literary and dramatic forms. The program leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing or a joint degree with another department, in which Creative Writing serves as half of a double major.
The Creative Writing Program is unique within North America, offering workshops in nine different genres. The approximately 50 undergraduate students and 15 faculty (tenure-track, sessional and adjunct) in our program make up a lively literary community. Students can become involved with PRISM International, the Program's award-winning literary journal, and with a variety of reading series, publications, performances (including our annual theatre festival -- Brave New Play Rites) as well as literary events, both on-campus and in the diverse and sophisticated literary milieu of Vancouver.
During their course of study with us, students are required to take workshops in three of the following nine genre areas: fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, writing for children, translation, stage play, radio, screenwriting or song lyric and libretto.
Prospective students should note that, with respect to the Program's three-genre requirement, long and short fiction are considered a single genre fiction. Students are asked to specify their genres of interest on the application form.
Regular deadlines and quotas for workshops are set. Regular attendance and active participation in workshops is expected.
Currently under revision. No new applications accepted.
The Diploma Program in Applied Creative Non-Fiction is currently unavailable, and applications will not be accepted until further notice.