Program Information

School: Western University
Faculty: Arts and Humanities
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: English Creative Writing
Description: Are you an aspiring poet, playwright, short-story writer? Is the next great Canadian novel in your bottom drawer? In the Department of English at Western, we not only study works by great creative writers, we also help to make them. Graduates of our program have gone on to major graduate programs in Creative Writing, had their work published by prestigious journals and presses, and been nominated for major literary prizes.

Students who have completed a first-year course in English may submit their creative writing portfolios to compete for a place in English 3998E, our highly respected creative writing workshop. In this course, a small group of hand-picked students work intensively with one another and their instructor to refine their craft and, in so doing, to find their literary voice. Successful students from this course who are registered in the Honors Specialization module in English may receive permission to fulfill their 4000-level requirements by completing a creative writing Honors Thesis, a short novel, play, or a collection of short stories or poems that they develop with the aid of a supervisor from our full-time faculty. Details can be found here.

URL: Creative Writing and English Language and Literature at Western University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $30,906
Careers: Authors and Writers,Editors

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80 to 86

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 83] or Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 5]