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Associate of Arts Degree - Creative Writing
Associate of Arts Degree - Creative Writing

Associate of Arts Degree - Creative Writing

  • ID:CU010012
  • Level:Associate Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$135.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$19.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$900.00
  • Application Fee:$135.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$19.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$900.00
Estimated Total/program:
$26,108.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

  • High school graduation

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

English requirements:

  • If English is not your first language or you’ve received your education in a language other than English you must take one of the following English language assessment tests:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    • Required minimum marks:

      • online test (TOEFL iBT®): 83

      • paper-delivered test: 560

    • Capilano University TOEFL code: 0505

  • ELA (English Language Assessment Test)

    • Required minimum mark: 145

  • Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

    • Required minimum mark: 6.5 overall, with no single score below 6

  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment Test)

    • Required minimum mark: 70

  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English – Academic)

    • Required minimum mark: 56

  • DET (Duolingo English Test) – Being accepted on a temporary basis until January 2021

    • Required minimum mark: 110

Course Information

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

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English Requirement

Total credits: 6.00

  • ENGL 100, University Writing Strategies, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 103, Introduction to Literature, 3.00 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 Electives, 6.00 credits

  • Humanities or Social Science Electives, 6.00 credits

  • Social Science Electives, 6.00 credits

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

Total credits: 18.00

  • ENGL 207, Literary Theory and Criticism, 3.00 credits

  • Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:

  • ENGL 290, Creative Writing: Letter and Line, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 291, Creative Writing: Narrative Fictions, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 292, Creative Writing: Children's Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 293, Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 295, Special Topics in Creative Writing, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 296, Creative Writing: Writing for the Stage, 3.00 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 Elective, 6.00 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 Elective, 3.00 credits

University Transferable Elective

Total credits: 9.00

  • ENGL 190, Introduction to Creative Writing, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 191, Creative Writing: Contemporary Practices, 3.00 credits

  • Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:

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

  • ENGL 107, Indigenous Literature and Film, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 109, Literature and Contemporary Culture, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 200, Literature in English from Beowulf to Paradise Lost, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 201, Literature in English after Paradise Lost, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 203, Canadian Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 205, Modern American Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 208, Studies in Fiction, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 213, World Literature in English, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 217, Literature on the Edge, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 218, The Art of Children's Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 219, Reel Lit: Literature into Film, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 260, Writing Communities, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 290, Creative Writing: Letter and Line, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 291, Creative Writing: Narrative Fictions, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 292, Creative Writing: Children's Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 293, Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 295, Special Topics in Creative Writing, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 296, Creative Writing: Writing for the Stage, 3.00 credits

 
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