MFA Program Options

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (On-Campus)

Our two-year studio course of resident study is learner-centered and workshop-driven. We offer an exciting breadth of genres, small classes and award-winning faculty, all within one of the world’s most beautiful cities.


Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Optional-Residency)

Our distance MFA mirrors our on-campus program and allows for part-time study. Work from anywhere in the world with our esteemed faculty and a community of dedicated fellow writers. Each year we host a popular optional summer residency at our stunning Vancouver campus.


Master of Fine Arts in Film Production and Creative Writing

The MFA in Film Production and Creative Writing is a joint program with UBC Theatre & Film and is primarily a film production degree with an additional focus on screenwriting. The final thesis for this MFA is a completed film which the student normally writes, directs and produces.


Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Theatre

The MFA in Creative Writing and Theatre is a joint program with UBC Theatre & Film, where students will take courses in both the Theatre Program and the Creative Writing Program. Students must be accepted to both programs in order to take this MFA.


UBC Okanagan

UBC’s Okanagan Campus also has a Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts Degree, as part of their Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. This is not connected to the UBC Vancouver Creative Writing Program, and faculty, courses and degree requirements are different.