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Associate of Arts – Creative Writing (Duration : 24 months)

Program Description KPU Creative Writing is a home for those who love community, creativity and imagination. The KPU Creative Writing Department offers award-winning faculty, small class sizes, and a rigorous approach to the discipline of writing. The department is known for a strong sense of community which supports writers to discover their voice and develop their craft. In the first year, learners are given a foundation in the crafts of fiction, poetry and writing for new media. As writers advance through the program they will begin to work on selected projects in these genres as well as scriptwriting. By third and fourth year, writers begin to work toward publication / production by way of advanced, genre-specific and special topics courses such as Speculative Fiction, Web Series, Young Adult Fiction and Advanced Writer’s Studio. Learning in the KPU Creative Writing Department is based on the principle of mentorship. We embrace an environment that is collaborative, creative and respectful. Our teaching methods support an innovative, interdisciplinary classroom experience that facilitates critical awareness, cultural sensitivity, social responsibility, civic engagement, and global citizenship. Our learning environment encourages lifelong learning. Creative Writing provides learners with an excellent foundation in written communication skills as well as the development of divergent and creative thinking abilities. Graduates with these skills are highly sought in today’s dynamic workplace. Students who wish to major in Creative Writing are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate of Arts degree with a concentration in Creative Writing.

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Creative Writing

The KPU Creative Writing Department offers students a community of creativity in which writers discover a purposeful craft and explore the gifts of the imagination. We offer award-winning faculty, small class sizes, and a rigorous approach to the discipline of writing. The department is known for a strong sense of community which supports writers to discover their voice and develop their craft.

Learning in the Creative Writing Department is based on foundational principles of mentorship, discovery, purposefulness, and learner autonomy. Faculty demonstrate an authentic spirit of inquiry intended as a model for learners. In turn, learners engage with a teaching environment that is collaborative, creative, and respectful. We embrace emerging and experimental teaching methods in support of a dynamic educational community that is innovative, interdisciplinary, and socially and culturally responsible.

In the Creative Writing Department, learner engagement extends beyond the classroom to encompass learning from community and industry partners and peers. Creative Writing provides an excellent foundation in communication skills as well as the development of divergent and creative thinking abilities. Graduates with these skills are highly sought in today’s dynamic workplace.

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a major in Creative Writing must be admitted to the Faculty of Arts.

Declaration Requirements

Students intending to graduate with this Faculty of Arts Bachelor’s degree must declare the credential by the time they complete 60 credits of undergraduate coursework. At the time of declaration, the student must satisfy all of the following requirements:

  • In good academic standing with the University
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 credits of undergraduate coursework, including the following with a minimum grade of “C”:
    • 3 credits of ENGL at the 1100 level or higher
    • 6 credits at the 1100 level or higher in the Major area

    Curricular Requirements

    Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete all requirements in the Bachelor of Arts Framework in addition to their major or minor program requirements. Note: This major will require minimum grades greater than a C; please check the pre-requisites for each course.

    Kwantlen Polytechnic University

    KPU Creative Writing is a home for those who love community, creativity and imagination. Our program offers award-winning faculty, small class sizes, and a rigorous approach to the discipline of writing.

    Creative Writing

    KPU Creative Writing

    Welcome to KPU’s Creative Writing Department!

    KPU Creative Writing is a home for those who love community, creativity and imagination. Our program offers award-winning faculty, small class sizes, and a rigorous approach to the discipline of writing. The department is known for a strong sense of community which supports emerging writers to discover their voice, develop their craft and express their vision.

    Our in-person courses are offered at Surrey, Langley, and Richmond campuses and introduction courses are also available online. In the first year, learners are given a foundation in the crafts of fiction, poetry and writing for new media. As writers advance through the program they will begin to work on selected projects in these genres as well as scriptwriting. By the third and fourth year, writers begin to work toward publication/production by way of advanced, genre-specific and special topics courses such as Speculative Fiction, Web Series, Young Adult Fiction and Advanced Writer’s Studio.

    Learning in the KPU Creative Writing Department is based on the principle of mentorship. We embrace an environment that is collaborative, creative and respectful. Our teaching methods support an innovative, interdisciplinary classroom experience that facilitates critical awareness, cultural sensitivity, social responsibility, civic engagement, and global citizenship. Our learning environment encourages lifelong learning.

    In the KPU Creative Writing Department, learner engagement extends beyond the classroom to encompass relationships with community and industry partners and peers. Learners are encouraged to engage in the broader literary community through building relationships with our visiting authors, publishing and festival partners, and producing and attending writing and performance events.