Creative Writing

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Creative Writing

Department of English

208 Stong College
Tel.: 416-736-2100, ext. 33304
Program Description:

Creative writing is a delayed-entry Honours BA program. Students planning to apply for admission to the Creative Writing program are strongly advised to six credits in writing related courses among their first 30 University credits. Such courses include:
  • AP/EN 1001 3.00
  • AP/EN 1002 3.00
  • AP/EN 1006 3.00 (cross-listed to: AP/WRIT 1006 3.00)
  • AP/CLTR 1953 6.00
  • AP/WRIT 1700 9.00 (cross-listed to: AP/EN 1700 9.00, AP/HUMA 1700 9.00)
In most cases, students must successfully complete AP/EN 2600 6.00 or its equivalent before applying for admission to the Creative Writing program as a major or minor. Students taking AP/EN 2600 6.00 who wish to obtain full admission to the program as a major or minor should submit a 15-20 page portfolio of poetry and prose fiction following completion of AP/EN 2600 6.00.
Students may also apply for full admission after their first 48 credits and before completion of their first 78 credits by presenting a portfolio containing work in both poetry and prose fiction as evidence of writing experience equivalent to that provided by AP/EN 2600 6.00. In either case, applicants must also fill out a Creative Writing program application form. Acceptance of the portfolio by the Creative Writing Committee constitutes full admission to the Honours Major or Honours Minor program. Students who have not taken AP/EN 2600 6.00 are advised that six additional workshop credits will be required to take the place of 2600 in their major program.
Prospective students are reminded that Creative Writing is an Honours only program, obliging both prospective students and continuing majors to maintain Honours Standing
It is strongly recommended that students in the Honours BA program combine creative writing with another major (excluding professional writing) or minor.

Degrees Offered

Creative Writing (BA) Degree Requirements
  • Honours BA: 120 Credits
  • Honours Double Major BA
  • Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary (Linked) BA
  • Honours Major/Minor BA
  • Honours Minor BA

Course Listing

Course Listings Timetables Fall/Winter 2017-2018