University of British Columbia

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2-3 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: Susan Musgrave, Ian Williams
Fiction: Nancy Lee, Annabel Lyon, Maureen Medved, Alix Ohlin, Linda Svendsen, Timothy Taylor
Nonfiction: Wayne Grady, Kevin Chong, Deborah Campbell
Graphic Novel: Sarah Leavitt
Screenwriting: Sara Graefe

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers teaching assistantships, graduate supportive initiative scholarships, and endowed scholarships.

Other Features: 

The program also offers courses in translation, graphic novel writing, lyric and libretto, playwriting, screenwriting, and writing for children. Students are required to take coursework in three genres during the degree.

Students attend a 10-day residency each July at the University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver.


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