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English Literature and Creative Writing

  • Combines critical and literary study with workshops in creative writing led by published, award-winning authors
  • Involves reading and critiquing of creative work in small classes by established writers and student peers
  • Includes consultations with Resident Writing Professional, visiting authors (including internationally recognized poets, playwrights and novelists), and/or student Writers In Residence, as well as a professional author serving as Writer In Residence
  • Offers an extensive basis of knowledge through a series of public readings and talks
  • Stimulates the development of critical and creative skills
  • Includes practicum courses in editing, publishing and web-based writing and editing

Course Descriptions - English Literature and Creative Writing


Minimum Admissions Average: 
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Literature and Creative Writing
Mean Admissions Average: 
  • ENG4U required
  • EWC4U is recommended
  • Students may choose to double major in any BA Honours program
Career Tracks: 
  • Writing and the creative arts
  • Editing
  • Publishing
  • Media
  • Journalism
  • Law (with additional studies)
  • Communications
  • Education (with additional studies)