Part-time, online The Writer’s Studio Online
TWS Online - Program details
100% onlineWe also offer The Writer's Studio in Vancouver.
Visit The Writer's Studio calendar for times of workshops and live sessions.
You'll work through two and a half semesters:
||September 2017–June 2018
|Courses||There are seven courses in addition to several other activities.|
|Learning materials||We will provide all learning materials.|
Tuition is $5,000, which includes the $100 admission fee. The entire tuition fee, which is non-refundable after classes begin, is due on August 9.
Financial aid information is available in the table below.
|Application fee||$75 (non-refundable)|
The first round of applications is open from May 1 - July 3.
After this date, we will continue to accept applications until seats have filled. Once a seat in a genre has filled, new applicants will be placed on a waitlist or considered for a second genre. If no spots are available in either group, we will place you on the waitlist for the group of your first choice.
The Writer's Studio Online is a web-based version of The Writer's Studio, our award-winning creative writing program.
In this option, you'll complete all coursework and workshops online. You'll participate in live workshops through SFU's video-conferencing software.
In addition to writing workshops with your mentor and your genre group, you'll take these online course modules:
- Manuscript Critique for Writers
- Writing as a Vocation
- The RPMs (Rhetoric, Process and Material) of Writing
- Possibilities of Form in Poetry and Prose
- Cross-Genre Workshops
- Pen and Sword: Legal and Ethical Issues in the Creative Writing Profession
- Minding Your Manuscript
- Getting Published: From Manuscript to Book
You’ll access the online courses through Canvas, our learning management system, which is available through the SFU website. Canvas is extremely user-friendly—even if you’ve never studied online before. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection.
You may log into Canvas beginning on the first day of each course. For a list of Canvas-supported operating systems and web browsers, visit our supported web browsers page.
To learn more about Canvas, visit the SFU Canvas Student Guide.
Compare us to an MFA
|Duration||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.|
After successfully completing the program, you'll graduate with an SFU Creative Writing Certificate.