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bachelor

Degree

Associate of Arts Degree in Creative Writing

bachelor

Degree

Associate of Arts Degree in Creative Writing

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $22,650 CAD

  • Application fee

    $120 CAD

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PGWP

    2-3 years

  • Min GPA

    2 out of 4

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-July-2022 2022-07-01
Spring-January 01-November-2022 2022-11-01
Summer-May 01-March-2022 2022-03-01

Overview

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.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$22,650

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $6,828
Accommodation 1 bed room 0
Tuition 1 person $22,650

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.20 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

61
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
  • Duolingo English Test: Score of 110 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Score of 70 or higher with no sub score less than 60, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI): Level 5 with an essay score of 30 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.

 

English Proficiency for Pathway EntryEnglish Upgrading Course OptionsUndergraduate Course Options
Pathway 1  
Assessed below English Studies 12 (C-)ENGQ1Not available for Pathway 1 students
 ELSQ1 
 ELST 0041 through ELST 01831 
Pathway 2  
One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C-), (b) IELTS 5.5, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).ENGQ 10891 
 ELST 0256 through ELST 02831Up to 4 credits from the courses designated for Pathway 2 English Proficiency
Pathway 3  
One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C), (b) IELTS 6.0, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).ENGQ 1091, 1092 or 10991Up to 8 credits from courses designated for Pathway 2 or Pathway 3 English Proficiency
 ELST 0365 through ELST 03831 

Academic background and requirement

  • Meeting KPU’s Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement
  • Graduated from high school (secondary school) or completed 24 or more undergraduate-level credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Career opportunities

  • Social media manager
  • Web content manager
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  • Journalist
  • Screenwriter
  • Travel writer
  • Gaming narrative designer
  • Virtual and augmented reality content producer
  • Media writer (Television, magazines, blogs or the book-publishing industry)
  • Teacher
  • Creative arts project coordinator

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