Master of Fine Arts
The school offers a student-focused program, we combine the best of traditional workshop and leading-edge pedagogy. Our literary cross-training offers opportunities in a broad range of genres including fiction, poetry, screenplay, podcasting, video game writing and graphic novel.
We strive to create a dynamic and inclusive environment that encourages artistic experimentation and community building. We’re extremely proud of the national and international literary achievements of our many graduates, as well as their generous contributions to the greater creative community.
|Belcourt, Billy-Ray||Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry|
|Lee, Nancy||Fiction; Creative Writing|
|Lyon, Annabel||50th Anniversary of Creative Writing, fiction, creative writing|
|Maillard, Keith||Fiction, poetry|
|Medved, Maureen||Fiction, writing for screen|
|Ohlin, Alix||Fiction; Screenwriting; Environmental writing|
|Pohl-Weary, Emily||Fiction; Writing for Youth|
|Svendsen, Linda||Fiction, television|
|Taylor, Timothy||fiction and nonfiction|
|Wade, Bryan||Stageplay, radio drama|
|Williams, Ian||Creative writing; Fiction; Poetry|
Ngwatilo Mawiyoo, MFA ’16 Poet, filmmaker, and performer Ngwatilo Mawiyoo is the author of two chapbooks, Blue Mothertongue and Dagoretti Corner. Twice shortlisted for the Brunel University African Poetry Prize, her poems have also appeared in Transition, The Malahat Review, Johannesburg...
We’re pleased to announce that Michelle Good, MFA alum ’14, has won the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Amazon First Novel Award for her novel, Five Little Indians. Michelle received a $25,000 cash prize for the Governor General’s Literary Award in Fiction and a $60,000 cash prize...
Sheryda Warrener, Lecturer, UBC School of Creative Writing When Creative Writing lecturer Sheryda Warrener discusses her pedagogical approach, she focuses on attention and connectivity. She wants her poetry students to learn how to pay close attention to the world around them. She challenges...
Acquire the globally in-demand skills necessary to succeed as a writer in the fast-growing world of video games with our new Writing for Video Games Professional Certificate Program on the edX learning platform. In this six course Professional Certificate Program hosted on Harvard and MIT’s...
A.W. Hopkins, MFA ’20 A.W. Hopkins is Interior Salish, N’Quatqua, part of the St’át’imc group of Indigenous people who are the original inhabitants of a great section of the Southern Interior of BC. He is also alumni of the UBC Creative Writing Department where he focused on...
We’re delighted to announce that three members of the UBC School of Creative Writing are finalists for the 2020 Governor General’s Awards for Literature and the 2021 Amazon First Novel Award 2020 Governor General’s Awards: Billy-Ray Belcourt, assistant professor, is nominated for in...