Creative Writing: Associate of Arts Degree
Creative Writing is an excellent foundation for a variety of studies in the Arts. 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 craft of writing.
Students who wish to major in Creative Writing are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate of Arts degree with a concentration in Creative Writing.
The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.
Within the framework of the Associate of Arts degree, students must complete at least 60 credits with a minimum of C in each course, including the following courses.
1. Both of:
|CRWR 1100||Introduction to Creative Writing I||3 credits|
|CRWR 1110||Introduction to Creative Writing II||3 credits|
2. Both of:
|CRWR 2300||Fiction and Poetry||3 credits|
|CRWR 2310||Drama, Fiction and Poetry II||3 credits|
3. At least one English literature course at the 2000 level.
Students can use their Associate of Arts degree in Creative Writing to apply to KPU's Bachelor of Arts program as long as other third year entry requirements are met.
Students who receive an Associate of Arts degree in Creative Writing from KPU will have appropriate course coverage to enter the Creative Writing major program at UBC; however, this does not guarantee a position in the major program because admission in the Department of Creative Writing at UBC is also based on students' portfolios.
The Creative Writing major program at UVic requires an additional two courses in Creative Writing at the 2000 level or higher. Currently, students can fulfill these requirements by completing two of the following four courses at KPU: CRWR 3100, 3110, 3120, or 3130. However, completion of these additional courses does not guarantee a position in the major program because admission in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of Victoria is also based on students' portfolios.
The Creative Writing major program at Vancouver Island University (VIU) requires an additional three courses in Creative Writing at the 1000 or 2000 level or higher.
Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive an Associate of Arts Degree in Creative Writing.
At a Glance
Faculty of Arts
- Associate Degree
- Open intake
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