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School of Creative Arts

Creative Writing


Bachelor's degree

4 years

Minor, extended minor

How to apply

Start date:
September, January 

Abbotsford campus



  • Program eligible for financial aid


Unleash your inner creativity and improve your writing skills with a minor or extended minor in Creative Writing. As part of the Bachelor of Fine Arts, UFV's Creative Writing program can help you turn your passion for writing into a career.

Throughout the minor or extended minor program, you have the freedom to explore a wide range of writing genres such as fiction, drama, poetry, and screenwriting to help hone and focus your work. Throughout the program, your writing skills are challenged and you gain new insights through peer review from your classmates.

View the program outline for the Creative Writing minor and extended minor in the UFV Academic Calendar.

Additional opportunities

Join UFV's creative writing club, CreWri. CreWri isn’t just for English or Fine Arts majors; as long as you want to develop your creative writing skills and wish to join a group of people who are also writers, you are welcome to sign up. CreWri offers creative writing workshops, readings, and contests throughout the year.

Visit CreWri on Facebook to find their latest news and upcoming events.

Get published in UFV's Louden Singletree Literary and Visual Arts Magazine. Created in 2008, the Louden Singletree is a student-based initiative, run each year, which aims to assemble the best literature and visual art from UFV, including submissions from students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The editorial board aspires to represent the voice of this emerging creative community.


Thanks to emerging technologies in the book publishing industry, writers can reach readers both in print and online. Digital books are now accounting for 20% of most publishers’ sales revenue. E-readers have reduced inventory and distribution costs (always high in a country as large as Canada), eliminated returns, and increased direct-to-consumer sales.

The demand for writing and editing skills within both traditional and new media is growing. Graduates can find work in publishing, journalism, freelance writing, marketing, business, media and communications, and education. Firms working in new technologies also look for writers to fill positions as web producers, content strategists, and technical writers.

BFA graduates who have creative talents in other fine art disciplines, can combine their artistic and writing skills to excel in creative occupations like the motion picture industry, art gallery and museum work, broadcasting, performing arts, photography or entertainment.


The entrance requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree will apply to the Creative Writing minor.

View entrance requirements in the UFV Academic Calendar.


This program is open to international students


Students who do not meet the entrance requirements can upgrade in order to meet prerequisites for university classes.

Make an appointment with an Upgrading and University Preparation advisor to discuss your upgrading needs.


Phone: 604-864-4674
Toll free: 1-888-504-7441, ext. 4674
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