What will I learn?

Learn the craft of writing stories, poems, plays and films. Bring your words to life and inspire readers and audiences. Think critically about how we use words and stories. Fight against cliches and propaganda to discover your unique creative voice.

Quick facts:

Program options:

  • Bachelor degree, Minor

Study options:

  • Full-time study, Part-time study

Program delivery:

  • On-campus

Dynamic learning:

  • Co-op optional

Areas of focus:

  • Creative non-fiction
  • Fiction
  • Playwriting
  • Poetry
  • Screenwriting

Careers:

  • Communications coordinator
  • Creative writer
  • Editor or copywriter
  • Film publicist
  • Literary agent
  • Marketing professional
  • Playwright or screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Proposal writer
  • Publishing assistant
  • Social media coordinator
  • Technical writer

Sample courses:

  • The Writer’s World in Books and Film - WRIT 109
  • Writing for the Arts - WRIT 120
  • Issues in Journalism - WRIT 321
  • Writing Interactive Narratives - WRIT 324
  • Writing for Children and Young Adults - WRIT 406

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Fine Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$25,860.00 (US$ 20,898) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Faculty of Fine Arts

University of Victoria,

3800 Finnerty Road, Building Fine Arts, Room 116,

VICTORIA,

British Columbia (BC),

V8P 5C2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International students must complete 12 years or more of academic preparation and graduate from a recognized senior secondary school program. University entrance examinations required in the home country may also be requested. English language requirement: CAEL: Canadian Academic English Language Assessment score- 70, with no section less than 60; IELTS (Academic): 6.5, with no component less than 6.0; LPI: Language Proficiency Index score – Level 6; MELAB: Michigan English Language Assessment Battery score – 90; TOEFL: 90 on the iBT (Internet-based test) with no section less than 20, or 575 on the PBT (paper-based test).

For international students

Apply to the Faculty of Fine Arts as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

This is a direct-entry program. Select it as your major when you submit your application to UVic.

Twelve years of academic preparation and graduation from a recognized senior secondary school or completion of a recognized diploma program.

English Language Requirements:

  • CAEL: Canadian Academic English Language Assessment score- 70, with no section less than 60
  • IELTS (Academic): International English Language Testing System score - 6.5, with no component less than 6.0
  • LPI: Language Proficiency Index score – Level 6
  • MELAB: Michigan English Language Assessment Battery score – 90
  • TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language score - 90 on the iBT (Internet-based test) with no section less than 20, or 575 on the PBT (paper-based test)

Application deadline: September entry: January 31

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

University of Victoria offers below pathways courses for this subject
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