Associate of Arts Degree - Creative Writing

Arts & Sciences, School of Humanities

Credential
Associate Degree

Program Highlights

If you'd love to immerse yourself in contemporary literature and creative writing and see where it takes you - start here.

Hone your writing under the guidance of practicing writers. Our instructors specialize in poetry and poetics (including digital poetics), the novel, micro-fiction, creative non-fiction, writing for children, ficto-criticism, and radio and short film scripts.

In first year you'll study multiple genres, branching out in second year to explore poetry, fiction, non-fiction, playwriting and writing for children.

You'll finish with an Associate Degree plus first- and second-year English and creative writing transfer credits.

  • Demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowledge of appropriate to a student entering upper-division courses.
  • Demonstrate research skills, critical thinking, and creative implementation of sound solutions to problems.
  • Communicate ideas through oral and written formats.
  • Work both independently and cooperatively.
  • Analyze and synthesize course material to produce original work.
  • Use technology creatively and efficiently.
  • Demonstrate quantitative and qualitative reasoning and research methods.
  • Draw upon knowledge, judgment, and imagination in work and life.
  • Produce a portfolio of original work.

Intakes

CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverFallBoth
North VancouverSpringBoth
North VancouverSummerBoth

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$3,908 $1,091 $4,999
Year 2$3,908 $1,091 $4,999
Total$7,816 $2,182 $9,998

Note: Fees are subject to change.

Program Requirements

English Requirement

Total credits: 6.00

Required
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
ENGL 103Introduction to Literature3.00 credits

Arts Courses 100-Level Electives - six credits maximum in one subject area (excludes English)

Total credits: 18.00

Choose 18.00 credits of electives
Humanities Electives6.00 credits
Humanities or Social Science Electives6.00 credits
Social Science Electives6.00 credits

Arts Courses 200-Level Electives - credits must be in at least two subject areas

Total credits: 18.00

Required
ENGL 207Literary Theory and Criticism3.00 credits
Choose 6.00 credits from the following list
ENGL 290Creative Writing: Letter and Line3.00 credits
ENGL 291Creative Writing: Narrative Fictions3.00 credits
ENGL 292Creative Writing: Children's Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 293Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction3.00 credits
ENGL 295Special Topics in Creative Writing3.00 credits
ENGL 296Creative Writing: Writing for the Stage3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list
Humanities or Social Science Elective (excludes English)3.00 credits
Choose 6.00 credits from the following list

Recommended for English Majors: English 200, 201, 203 or 205

Humanities or Social Science Elective6.00 credits

Science Courses

Total credits: 9.00

Choose 3.00 credits of electives
Mathematics or Computer Science or Statistics Elective 100-Level or higher (PSYC 213 may be used)3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits of electives
Laboratory Science (requires minimum 2 hour per week lab and excludes any courses in Applied Science or Computing Science)3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits of electives
Science Elective3.00 credits

University Transferable Elective

Total credits: 9.00

Required
ENGL 190Introduction to Creative Writing3.00 credits
ENGL 191Creative Writing: Contemporary Practices3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list

Recommended for English Majors: English 200, 201, 203 or 205

ENGL 107Indigenous Literature and Film3.00 credits
ENGL 109Literature and Contemporary Culture3.00 credits
ENGL 200Literature in English from Beowulf to Paradise Lost3.00 credits
ENGL 201Literature in English after Paradise Lost3.00 credits
ENGL 203Canadian Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 205Modern American Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 208Studies in Fiction3.00 credits
ENGL 213World Literature in English3.00 credits
ENGL 217Literature on the Edge3.00 credits
ENGL 218The Art of Children's Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 219Reel Lit: Literature into Film3.00 credits
ENGL 290Creative Writing: Letter and Line3.00 credits
ENGL 291Creative Writing: Narrative Fictions3.00 credits
ENGL 292Creative Writing: Children's Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 293Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction3.00 credits
ENGL 295Special Topics in Creative Writing3.00 credits
ENGL 296Creative Writing: Writing for the Stage3.00 credits

Total program credits: 60.00

Important Dates

Application Deadline

Aug 7

Course Registration & Waitlisting

Jul 9-20

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 27  4 p.m.

Application Deadline

Dec 4

Course Registration & Waitlisting

Nov 13-22

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 18  4 p.m.

Application Deadline

Apr 2

Course Registration & Waitlisting

Mar 4-8

Fee Payment Deadline

May 1  4 p.m.

Note: Dates are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status

A minimum grade point average of 2.0 (60%) calculated on English 12 or English 12 First Peoples and two academic Grade 12 courses.

Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.


For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).

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Student Information Services


604 984 4900
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School of Humanities-English


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