Program Information

School: Concordia University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: English Creative Writing
Description: Our Creative Writing program, one of the first of its kind in Canada, immerses you in every aspect of the writing life, from the development of ideas to the publication of finished works. As a Creative Writing student, you’ll learn to approach literature from a writer’s point of view as you develop your own craft under the guidance of published writers and fellow students.

Whether it’s through prose, poetry, or drama, our workshops help you find your voice and your subject. Creative writing students also have the opportunity to supplement their regular courses with master classes conducted by internationally renowned writers during the Writers Read at Concordia series. Concordia has hosted writers such as Colm Tóibín, Julian Barnes, Jorrie Graham, Mark Strand, Miriam Toews and George Saunders. Montreal’s vibrant English-language literary scene offers a showcase for the work of student writers as well as published authors. The skills acquired in our Creative Writing program can help prepare you for a professional life as a writer, editor, or publisher in print or in electronic media.

URL: Creative Writing (BA) at Concordia University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $21,271
Careers: Authors and Writers,Editors

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70
Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio

Applicants must submit a portfolio of a maximum of 15 pages of their best writing in poetry, drama and/or fiction (short stories or novel excerpts). The portfolio must be accompanied by a brief letter of intent (1–2 pages) addressed to the Coordinator of Creative Writing and written with attention to spelling and grammar. The portfolio must be submitted directly to the English Department.