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About

The Creative Writing - Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry program at Humber College helps you improve your writing from the comfort of home. You’ll work one-on-one with a professional writer-mentor to improve your short stories, poems, memoir, or novel-in-progress, learning how to develop plot, character, dialogue, style and more through feedback on your own manuscript. 

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Overview

The Creative Writing - Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry  program at Humber College  is intended for those working on book-length projects, and you'll have the satisfaction of completing a large body of work which may include all or parts of a novel or memoir, a volume of short stories, or a book of poetry.

Humber is noted for its exceptional creative writing mentors including authors of world stature. Past mentors include Martin Amis, Peter Carey, Miriam Toews, David Mitchell, Esi Edugyan, Nino Ricci, Margaret Atwood, Lawrence Hill, Anne Michaels, Edward Albee, Ha Jin and Alistair MacLeod. Recent international authors have included Jenny Offill, Nell Freudenberger and Samantha Harvey.

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Reflect on editorial feedback to determine core strengths and weaknesses of one’s own work.

  • Self-evaluate written work focusing on key elements of creative writing such as character, dialogue, plot, theme, setting, imagery and structure/form.

  • Apply techniques and strategies acquired through editorial feedback, self-evaluation, reading and self-directed learning to revise and improve one’s own writing.

  • Employ conventions of grammar, punctuation, spelling and other aspects of technical style within the context of narrative/poetic traditions to write in a clear and professional manner.

  • Revise and improve elements of literary style such as detail, diction, syntax, active voice, rhythm and tone to sustain reader engagement at the level of the sentence/line.

Programme Structure

Other outcomes

  • Manage point of view and associated issues of narrative/poetic voice such as the sociocultural identity and reliability of the narrator/speaker to create a consistent, convincing reading experience.

  • Employ a variety of research methods to support authentic, convincing writing in narrative/poetic forms.

  • Explore techniques and strategies used in published works to assess for application to one’s own writing.

  • Identify prevailing genres, forms and submission requirements present in the publishing industry and literary community to discover professional options for writers.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadline for equal consideration in the admission process: February 1. Post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
60
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Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
60
More about PTE Academic

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree, diploma or advanced diploma
  • Applicants must submit their work-in-progress form.
  • Applicants must submit a sample of their writing that is no more than 15 pages in length. The manuscript must be prepared according to professional standards: double-spaced, and with name, title, and page number on each page.
  • Applicants must submit a cover letter describing their project and writing experience, as well as any relevant life experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15568 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7784 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2612 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1306 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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