Part-time, in class The Writer’s Studio
|Format||Part-time in Vancouver.
We also offer The Writer's Studio Online.
Visit The Writer's Studio calendar for times and locations.
All of the courses, workshops, and events take place on weeknights and some Saturdays.
You'll work through three semesters:
|Courses||There are four core courses and two electives in addition to several other activities.|
|Learning materials||We’ll give you a list of required textbooks, if applicable, before your courses begin. We will provide all other course materials.|
|Tuition||Tuition is $5,000. The entire tuition fee is due on December 9.
Financial aid information is available in the table below.
|Application fee||$75 (non-refundable)
|Application deadline||We accept applications for The Writer's Studio from September 6 to October 31. The application deadline is October 31.|
Creative writing courses
You'll take a series of creative and professional writing courses as part of The Writer's Studio curriculum. Visit the curriculum section and click on a course name for details.
Mentor workshop group and one-on-one consults
The Writer's Studio employs four mentors—one for fiction, one for young adult and genre fiction, one for poetry and lyric prose, and one for narrative non-fiction. Based on your application, one of these mentors will invite you to join his or her workshop group.
You'll work with the same mentor and workshop group for the year. Within your group, you’ll receive regular feedback on your work and learn more about the craft of writing. You'll also meet one-on-one with your mentor several times throughout the year.
Creative writing certificate
Students who succesfully complete The Writer’s Studio's core courses, electives, and final project (for a total of 140 hours) will graduate from the program with a Creative Writing Certificate.
Compare us to an MFA
|Location||Online / Whistler||Online||Vancouver||Various|
|Duration||10 months||10 months||11 months||2 years|
|Student's work published
at the end of the program
* Typical two-year MFA program at other institutions
|SCHOLARSHIP||AMOUNT||ELIGIBILITY||HOW TO APPLY|
|Writing Mom Scholarship
||This scholarship is open to mothers with children under the age of 18. This scholarship is trans-inclusive.
||In your application to The Writer’s Studio, add a second page to your cover letter stating that you would like to be considered for this scholarship. Also include information about yourself and how this scholarship will help.|
|emerging Writer Scholarship||$500**
||This scholarship is open to all applicants of The Writer's Studio.||In your application to The Writer’s Studio, add a second page to your cover letter stating that you would like to be considered for this scholarship. Also include information about yourself and how this scholarship will help.|
Other financial aid
Because this program is part-time, it does not currently qualify for Canada or B.C. student loans. You may try to obtain funding through other sources, such as your personal banking institution.