The University of Calgary offers an embedded Certificate in Creative Writing. This certificate can be taken in conjunction with most undergraduate degree programs at the University of Calgary. Students in certain programs may not be able to enrol in the certificate program and some may require additional time and courses in order to complete the certificate.
2. Program Information
Program Office: Department of English, Social Sciences Building, Room 1152
For advising, students should consult with the Department of English or a Program Advisor at the Arts Students’ Centre.
Students may apply for a change of program to enter the certificate program via MyUofC on their online Student Centre. Any undergraduate student, in good academic standing, is eligible for admission to the certificate in Creative Writing, unless prohibited by their home faculty. Students are encouraged to discuss their interest in the certificate with the Department of English prior to starting the certificate. Students’ overall academic progression in their degree program, including academic probation, will be subject to the rules and regulations of their home faculty, as set out in the Calendar.
4. Program Requirements
Undergraduate students must successfully complete a minimum of 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) from the courses below:
1. 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) from the Field of Creative Writing, of which at least 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) must be at the 400-level or above.
a) For English Honours students, 6 units may be met by taking English 504 with a creative writing project, as determined by the department.
5. Completion Requirements
Undergraduate students must successfully complete their degree in order to receive the Embedded Certificate in Creative Writing. The Embedded Certificate in Creative Writing is an institutional credential. Students will graduate according to their individual degree program requirements, and the completion of the certificate will be noted on the parchment provided that the student has completed the program requirements listed above.
6. Field of Creative Writing
The Field of Creative Writing consists of the following courses: