MINOR PROGRAM IN CREATIVE WRITING (ARTS)

Program Advisor: D. Tysdal (416-287-7161)

Email: creative-writing@utsc.utoronto.ca



Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment is limited and admission is by portfolio. Students will be able to apply to the program after they have completed a minimum of 4.0 credits, including ENGA03H3.

Applicants must submit a portfolio of 15-20 pages representing their best writing in poetry, fiction (either short stories or selections from a longer work), and/or creative non-fiction; portfolios may include work completed prior to admission to UTSC. The portfolio must be accompanied by a brief letter of application (1–2 pages) addressed to the Program Advisor in Creative Writing. The letter should discuss the applicant’s experience as a writer, their future goals in the creative writing program, and a work of literature that has inspired them.

Portfolios should be submitted to creative-writing@utsc.utoronto.ca by the application deadlines for limited enrolment programs – normally March/April for students applying at the end of the Winter session and June/July for students applying at the end of the Summer session. Students should visit the Office of the Registrar website for exact dates.

Students who are not successful in their first attempt at applying for the program, will be eligible to apply again. By the deadlines outlined above, these students must submit a new portfolio of 15-20 pages representing their best writing in poetry, fiction (either short stories or selections from a longer work), and/or creative non-fiction. The portfolio must be accompanied by a brief letter of application (1–2 pages) addressed to the Program Advisor in Creative Writing. The letter should discuss the applicant’s experience as a writer, their future goals in the creative writing program, and a work of literature that has inspired them.

Program Requirements:
Students must complete 4.0 credits as follows. A maximum of 1.0 credit in creative writing courses may be taken at another campus.


1. 1.0 credit as follows:
ENGA03H3 Introduction to Creative Writing
[ENGB60H3 Creative Writing: Poetry I or ENGB61H3 Creative Writing: Fiction I]

2. 3.0 credits to be selected from the following:
ENGB60H3 Creative Writing: Poetry I (if not already counted as a required course)
ENGB61H3 Creative Writing: Fiction I (if not already counted as a required course)
ENGB63H3 Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction I
ENGC04H3 Creative Writing: Screenwriting
ENGC05H3 Creative Writing: Poetry, Experimentation, and Activism
ENGC06H3 Creative Writing: Writing for Comics
ENGC08H3 Special Topics in Creative Writing I
ENGC24H3 Creative Writing: The Art of the Personal Essay
ENGC86H3 Creative Writing: Poetry II
ENGC87H3 Creative Writing: Fiction II
ENGC88H3 Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction II
ENGC89H3 Creative Writing and Performance
ENGD22H3 Special Topics in Creative Writing II
ENGD26Y3 Independent Studies in Creative Writing: Poetry
ENGD27Y3 Independent Studies in Creative Writing: Prose
ENGD28Y3 Independent Studies in Creative Writing: Open Genre
ENGD95H3 Creative Writing as a Profession