Associate of Arts Degree in Creative Writing


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.

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 -

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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.

CRWR 1100Introduction to Creative Writing I3
CRWR 1200Introduction to Craft and Process in Creative Writing3
Select one course in ENGL at the 2000 level or higher3
Select two of the following:6
New Forms and Media: Networked Narratives
Writing and Creativity on the Web
Fiction and Poetry
Special Topics
Total Credits15

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive an Associate of Arts Degree in Creative Writing.

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