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The Creative Writing Department at KPU is a community of creativity in which writers discover a purposeful craft and explore the gifts of the imagination.

We offer In-person courses in Surrey, Langley, and Richmond. In the first year, learners discover the craft of fiction, poetry and screenwriting. In second year, writers work on selected projects such as a book of poetry or a collection of short stories. In third and fourth year, seasoned writers begin to work toward publication by way of advanced, genre-specific courses offered on rotation.

The BA, Creative Writing Major builds on our successful Creative Writing Minor by providing students looking for a dynamic, relevant and interdisciplinary education with the opportunity to complete a full degree in a foundational and vital subject—writing. This BA Major is unlike the BA or BFA Majors other institutions offer and provides learners with an excellent foundational education from which many opportunities follow.

Kwantlen's BA, Creative Writing Major distinguishes itself through offering students five genres from which students choose three. These streams include traditional genres such as poetry, fiction and nonfiction and less traditional offerings such as screenplay writing and new media. This makes a BA in Creative Writing an ideal forum for learners wishing to stay current with innovative literary practice and new mediums and technologies.

We are a polytechnic institution with a mandate to develop and celebrate interdisciplinary modes of learning. The Creative Writing department offers award-winning faculty, small class sizes, and a wealth of online courses for learners not able to visit a KPU campus.

For information on the Creative Writing Bachelor of Arts major and minor programs, please see the calendar.