University of British Columbia

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 9, 2017
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Andreas Schroeder
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Keith Maillard, Rhea Tregebov, Sheryda Warrener
Fiction: Nancy Lee, Annabel Lyon, Keith Maillard, Maureen Medved, Linda Svendsen, Timothy Taylor, John Vigna
Nonfiction: Deborah Campbell, Kevin Chong, Andreas Schroeder, Timothy Taylor
Graphic Novel: Sarah Leavitt
Lyric & Libretto: Tariq Hussain

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

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.


Madeleine Thien, Amy Stuart, Hart Hanson, Annabel Lyon