University of British Columbia

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 8, 2018
Application Fee: 
$162 Canadian (for international applicants), $100 Canadian (for Canadian applicants)
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Alexandra Tsardidis
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Keith Maillard, Sheryda Warrener, Ian Williams
Fiction: Nancy Lee, Annabel Lyon, Keith Maillard, Maureen Medved, Alix Ohlin, Emily Pohl-Weary, Linda Svendsen, Timothy Taylor, John Vigna
Nonfiction: Deborah Campbell, Kevin Chong, Timothy Taylor
Playwriting: Bryan Wade
Graphic Novel: Sarah Leavitt
Lyric & Libretto: Tariq Hussain

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers teaching and graduate assistantships, scholarships, graduate awards, student loans, work study, and positions with PRISM international and Brave New Playwrights.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program also offers degrees in translation, graphic novel writing, lyric and libretto, new media writing, playwriting, radio drama, screenwriting, and writing for children. Students are required to take coursework in three genres during their degree. The program also hosts the Locution Reading Series. Students have the opportunity to teach creative writing in local secondary schools through the New Shoots Program.


Jordan Abel, Hart Hanson, Annabel Lyon, Eden Robinson, Madeleine Thien, Amy Stuart