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Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Learn the craft of writing stories, poems, plays and films. Bring your words to life and inspire readers and audiences. Think critically about how we use words and stories. Fight against cliches and propaganda to discover your unique creative voice.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional

Areas of focus

  • Creative non-fiction
  • Fiction
  • Playwriting
  • Poetry
  • Screenwriting


  • Communications coordinator
  • Creative writer
  • Editor or copywriter
  • Film publicist
  • Literary agent
  • Marketing professional
  • Playwright or screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Proposal writer
  • Publishing assistant
  • Social media coordinator
  • Technical writer

Sample courses

  • The Writer’s World in Books and Film - WRIT 109
  • Writing for the Arts - WRIT 120
  • Issues in Journalism - WRIT 321
  • Writing Interactive Narratives - WRIT 324
  • Writing for Children and Young Adults - WRIT 406


Apply to the Faculty of Fine Arts as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

This is a direct-entry program. Select it as your major when you submit your application to UVic.

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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.

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