A major in Creative Writing provides professional undergraduate study in an intensive studio environment.
The UBC Creative Writing Program offers students the opportunity to learn the craft and process of writing through workshops with fellow students passionate about writing, led by the experienced, working writers that make up the faculty. Students are encouraged to expand and enrich their narrative skills by working in multiple genres. Currently, the program offers courses in eleven genres: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, writing for children and young adults, writing for the screen (film and television), writing for the stage and radio, translation, writing for lyric forms, graphic forms and writing for new media.
Becoming a writer involves more than getting words on a page. There are lots of ways to get involved in the community and learn along the way including student reading series, the annual theatre festival of new work (Brave New Play Rites), and involvement with PRISM, the program’s literary magazine.