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Creative Writing: Bachelor of Arts Minor


The KPU Creative Writing Department offers students an opportunity to explore the craft of Creative Writing while earning a minor. We offer award-winning faculty, small class sizes, and a rigorous, interdisciplinary approach to understanding the craft of writing.

Students from all faculties can benefit from a minor in Creative Writing, as the discipline will enhance writing skills across disciplines while stimulating imagination and creativity. Creative Writing works well with complementary majors such as Journalism and English and provides a fulfilling minor for those training in Sciences, Design, or other Faculties.

Teaching in the Creative Writing Department is based on foundational principles of mentorship, discovery, and learner autonomy with student engagement extending beyond the classroom to encompass community and industry partners and peers.

Admission Requirements

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

Declaration Requirements

Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation.

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.

Creative Writing Minor

Students must complete the following courses:

All of:
  CRWR 1100 Introduction to Creative Writing I 3 credits
  CRWR 1200 Introduction to Craft and Process 3 credits
  CRWR 3303 The Business of Writing 3 credits
  ENGL 1100 Introduction to University Writing 3 credits
  3 credits in ENGL from a course at the 1200-level 3 credits
  6 further credits from courses in CRWR at the 1000 or 2000 level 6 credits
  15 further credits from courses in CRWR at the 3000 level or higher, including at least 6 credits from courses at the 4000 level 15 credits

Note: This minor will require higher grades than a C; please check the pre-requisites for each course.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a Bachelor of Arts program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Creative Writing.

At a Glance

Faculty of Arts

Creative Writing

Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Baccalaureate Degree

Offered At:

  • KPU Langley  Langley
  • KPU Richmond  Richmond
  • KPU Surrey  Surrey

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January
  • Summer Intake (May)  May

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 120

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2016

How to Declare:

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2016

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