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CREATIVE WRITING (3.0 credits)

The postgraduate certificate in Creative Writing provides a unique and valuable opportunity for students to supplement their studio-based education with a creative focus that facilitates their studio practice and further develops their ability to write and present their work. The Creative Writing postgraduate certificate draws on faculty who are professionals in the field of creative writing, and are actively engaged in publishing their own creative work.

Required Course:
ENGL 2B01 Introduction to Creative Writing 0.5
Plus take five courses (2.5 credits) from the elective courses below.
At least three out of the five courses must be taken at the 300 or 400 level, and no more than two courses can be taken from the Literature Courses list.
Creative Writing Courses
ENGL 3B09 Creative Writing: Poetry (not offered 2013/2014) 0.5
ENGL 3B10 Creative Writing: Nonfiction 0.5
ENGL 3B12 Creative Writing: Short Fiction 0.5
ENGL 4B06 Dub, Spoken Word & Performance Writing 0.5
ENGL 4B09 Hybrid & Experimental Writing 0.5
Special Topics upon approval by Associate Deans in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies. Visit Special Topics for more information.
Literature Courses:
(no more than two courses from this list will count towards the postgraduate certificate)
ENGL 2B03 Introduction to Literary Criticism (N.B. Effective 2013/2014, ENGL 2B11 replaces ENGL 2B03) 0.5
ENGL 2B06 Postcolonial Literature 0.5
ENGL 2B10 Studies in British Literature 0.5
ENGL 2B11 Introduction to Literature 0.5
ENGL 3B03 Children's Literature (not offered 2013/2014) 0.5
ENGL 3B04 Science and Technology in Literature 0.5
ENGL 3B06 Studies in Canadian Literature 0.5
ENGL 3B13 Studies in American Literature 0.5
ENGL 3B21 Writings by Artists (not offered 2013/2014) 0.5
ENGL 4B04 Diasporic Writings 0.5
ENGL 4B05 Digital Texts 0.5
ENGL 4B04 Diasporic Writings 0.5
ENGL 4B07 Graphic Novels 0.5
ENGL 4B08 Queer Literature 0.5
INVC 2B03 Ways of Telling: Indigenous Literature and Narrative Tradition (N.B. New code/level formerly ENGL 3B08) 0.5
Special Topics upon approval by Associate Deans in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies. Visit Special Topics for more information.
Total Credits 3

  • Carefully check anti-requisites to ensure you do not repeat courses.
  • If you are unsure about requirements for the postgraduate certificate, please make an appointment with a Student Advisor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences.


Courses no longer offered that were part of the certificate:
The Artist in European and American Literature (taken between 2004/2005 and 2011/2012)
Introduction to Dramatic Literature (formerly ENGL 2B04, taken between 2005/2006 and 2011/2012)
ENGL 3B20 Creative Writing II (taken between 2002/2003 and 2011/2012)
ENGL 4B03 European Literary Classics and Criticism
(taken between 2005/2006 and 2011/2012)
ENGL 4B17 Advanced Creative Writing
(taken between 2002/2003 and 2011/2012)



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