Undergraduate Programs

Creative Writing Program

What is Creative Writing?

Always wanted to be a writer? Investigate the power of language to reveal and reimagine the world and ourselves in new and dynamic ways! Our creative writing program offers an exciting and diverse range of courses, including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, along with creative research and experimental forms of writing.

Why Study Creative Writing at UAlberta?

This program offers an exciting and diverse range of courses, including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, along with creative research and experimental forms of writing. Our program has our students work closely with active and talented writers. We also have community-focused courses in which students engage in collective and grassroots creative writing and research projects, expanding thought, asking questions, and attending to the voices of others.

Experience Beyond the Classroom

Edmonton plays host to many renowned literary and poetry festivals. We employ a Writer in Residence who is available for one on one consultations with students. Creative coursework can be combined with community outreach and interaction in order to earn a Community Service-Learning Certificate, benefitting both our students and our community.

  • Sub-disciplines within Creative Writing
    • Fiction
    •  Non-fiction
    •  Poetry
    •  Publishing
    •  Video Game Narrative
    •  Experimental Writing
    •  Speculative Fiction
    •  Creative Research
  • What can I do with a Creative Writing degree
    Our program trains students to be professional communicators and engaging storytellers, becoming skilled at crafting narratives. Students find jobs in creative and commercial industries. Potential jobs include working as journalists, librarians, copywriters, editorial assistants, and social media managers, as well as writers for magazines, websites, video games, theatre, and more.

If you're interested in Creative Writing, you might also be interested in...

English and Film Studies
Drama
Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
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