Creative Writing

Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts
Campus: Fredericton

Creative writing is available as an option within the English Honours or Majors program. Students in the Creative Writing program must complete the normal English major requirements with courses from relevant creative writing areas.

Bachelor of Arts

The Creative Writing program is available as a major, minor, double major or honours option as part of a Bachelor of Arts degree. Arts is a four-year degree that covers a broad range of subject areas concerned with the study of human beings and the evolution and nature of global societies, ideas, and institutions.

In your first two years of Arts, you will select courses in fields like humanities, languages, social sciences as well as science and business to provide you with a broad foundation for advanced study in your chosen subject area during the final two years.

Skills you will acquire:

An English degree helps you develop transferable, functional skills such as writing, critical thinking and communication that employers and most work situations require. Concentrating your studies in a major allows you to gain specific transferable skills, such as those below, which are attractive to particular employers and industries.

  • Writing for different audiences
  • Organizing written work
  • Arguing logically
  • Reading analytically
  • Thinking creatively
  • Summarizing ideas

For more information, see the English Department.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Arts" in our admission requirements tool.


  • Novelist
  • Playwright
  • Screenwriter
  • Editor/Writer (magazine/news/newspaper/publications/copy/film/video)
  • Public relations/Information Specialist
  • Radio/Television Researcher