University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Vancouver, Canada
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 4, 2016
Application Fee: 
98.25 (Canadian)
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Linda Svendsen
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poet: Rhea Tregebov. Poet and fiction writer: Keith Maillard. Fiction writers: Steven Galloway, Nancy Lee, Annabel Lyon, Maureen Medved, Linda Svendsen, and John Vigna. Fiction and nonfiction writer: Timothy Taylor. Nonfiction writers: Deborah Campbell, Kevin Chong, and Andrea Schroeder.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships, Scholarships, Graduate Awards, Student Loans, Work Study, Positions Within PRISM international and Brave New Playwrights

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

PRISM international

Other Features: 

The program also offers degrees in translation, graphic novel writing, lyric and libretto, new media writing, playwriting, radio drama, screenwriting, and writing for children. Students are required to take coursework in three genres. The program hosts the Locution Reading Series. Other features include the student-edited journal PRISM and opportunities to teach creative writing in local secondary schools through the New Shoots Program.


Steven Galloway, Hart Hansen, Annabel Lyon