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Creative Writing: Associate of Arts Degree


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. 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.

Admission Requirements

The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

Curricular Requirements

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. In some cases, higher grades are required to meet pre-requisites.

All of:
  CRWR 1100 Introduction to Creative Writing I 3 credits
  CRWR 1200 Introduction to Craft and Process in Creative Writing 3 credits
  A course in ENGL at the 2000 level or higher 3 credits
Two of:
  CRWR 1240 New Forms and Media: Networked Narratives 3 credits
  CRWR 2140 Writing and Creativity on the Web 3 credits
  CRWR 2300 Fiction and Poetry 3 credits
  CRWR 2900 Special Topics 3 credits

Other Information

Students who receive an Associate of Arts degree in Creative Writing from KPU may have appropriate courses to enter the Creative Writing programs at the University of British Columbia (UBC), University of Victoria (UVic) or Vancouver Island University (VIU). However, program requirements and transfer of courses are set by the receiving institution. Details must be confirmed by the student. For information about transfer of credit amongst institutions in B.C. and to see how individual courses transfer, go to the BC Transfer Guide -

Credential Awarded

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

Creative Writing

Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Associate 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:

  • 60

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2018

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2018

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