…write with UBC. Write and learn on our breathtaking campus in Vancouver, Canada, one of the world’s most livable cities. Or join a vibrant online community from wherever you live. UBC, ranked in the top forty universities in the world, offers world-class creative writing programs at the BFA and MFA level, on-campus and by Distance Education. Join us.
The UBC Advantage
No other writing program in the world offers as many genres of writing instruction. Students can currently study in eleven separate genres, and with our ‘cross training’ philosophy, are required to study in at least three during the course of their MFA.
We offer fiction, non-fiction, poetry, writing for children, screenwriting, writing for the stage, translation, writing for radio, song lyrics and libretto, manga & graphic novel and writing for new media.
We’ve always believed that this literary cross-pollination is vital for the education of a writer; it is not unusual for students come in as playwrights and leave as novelists, like Madeleine Thien, author of Simple Recipes, Certainty and Dogs at the Perimeter.
As one of North America’s oldest writing programs, we’ve been doing it for 50 years now.