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Creative Writing

Curious about how writing can positively impact almost any career or creative path? Combine this creative writing minor with your primary degree. Learn how to use storytelling skills to make meaning out of the world. Gain communication skills that are critical to your success in life and at work. 

Quick facts

Program options:
Study options:
Full-time study
Program delivery:


  • Communications coordinator
  • Creative writer
  • Editor/copywriter
  • Entrepreneur
  • Film publicist
  • Fund developer
  • Literary agent
  • Marketing
  • Playwright or screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Proposal writer
  • Publishing assistant
  • Social media coordinator
  • Teacher/instructor
  • Technical writer

Sample courses

  • A Study of Narrative - WRIT 331
  • Writing for Children and Young Adults - WRIT 406
  • Literary Adaptation - WRIT 415
  • The Writing Business - WRIT 440


This program can be added to your primary degree as a minor, enabling you to broaden your studies. You can declare your minor after one or more years of full-time study at UVic.

Your academic advisor can help you plan your courses to ensure you meet the requirements of both your major and minor programs.

English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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