Upper Level Creative Writing Classes at UBC Okanagan | 2014/ 2015 Academic Year
There are many new courses offered in Creative Writing at the 400 Level. Some upper level courses (both 300- and 400-level courses) require the submission of a portfolio. Please ensure you have the pre-requisites for the course you are applying for. If you are unsure about prerequisites, please contact the course advisors listed below. The deadline for consideration for summer registration is May 1, 2014 for ALL classes offered in the upcoming academic year.
Submitting a portfolio on time and registering early is your best chance to get a seat in the class you want. Classes are limited to 15 students. Portfolios will still be accepted after May 1st, but you will not necessarily be notified about your acceptance before September 1st. We will also keep a waiting list if the classes are full.
The portfolio should be the set number of pages required (see list of courses and page requirements below). It should consist of your best work in proper manuscript format. along with a cover letter with your student number and your summer contact information (address, phone, and e-mail). Please indicate in the cover letter which course or courses you are applying for. You may submit a single portfolio of fiction for CRWR 380, 382, and 471 (with proviso noted below). Please indicate in your cover letter that you are applying for BOTH/ALL courses with this portfolio. For students transferring to UBCO, this cover letter should indicate the transferable courses you will be using for prerequisites.
The courses, schedules and instructors listed below are subject to change. Schedules are VERY up-in-the-air.
CRWR 382 Experimental Fiction (3 credits) 20 pages of fiction. This course will include a loose survey of experimental fiction, will examine some of the thinking behind experimental fiction, and will ask students to conduct their own fiction experiments. Prerequisite: 6 credits of 200-level CRWR or by special permission from the Department of Creative Studies. Professor: Anne Fleming.
CRWR 380 Writing of the Short Story (3 credits) 20 pages of fiction. Advanced workshop in the writing of short fiction. Prerequisite: 6 credits of 200-level CRWR. Professor: TBA
CRWR 381 Writing of Poetry (3 credits) 20 pages of poetry. Advanced workshop in the writing of poetry. Prerequisite: 6 credits of 200-level Creative Writing. Third-year standing and portfolio submission required. Professor: Matt Rader
CRWR 471 Writing the Novel (6 credits) 20 pages of fiction that demonstrate your ability to sustain interest in longer forms. [Note—you will be required to bring 30-40 pages of your novel to the first class in September.] Prerequisite: 6 credits of 200-level CRWR. 3rd year standing. Professor: TBA. Note: Credit will not be granted for both CRWR 471 and CRWR 383.
CRWR 470 Portfolio (3/6 credits, this course can be taken twice) 20 pages in one or two genres. Prerequisite: 6 credits from CRWR 380, 381, 382, 383. Professor: Anne Fleming. Note: Credit will not be granted for CRWR 470 and CRWR 480.
No portfolio for this new course: CRWR 473 Writing and Community Learning (3 credits) Applied community learning aspects of creative writing.
Develops specialized skills for success in professional practice by working in interdisciplinary and collaborative teams with community partners. Prerequisite: 3rd year standing. Professor: Nancy Holmes
No portfolio for this new course: CRWR 474 Writing with Media (3 credits) Applied and theoretical aspects of writing with media. Develops specialized skills for working with media such as audio installations, broadcast, recordings, live performance, and video. Students will be encouraged to work in interdisciplinary and collaborative modes. Prerequisite: 3rd year standing. Professor: Michael V. Smith
No portfolio for this new course: CRWR 472 Editing and Publishing (3 credits) For Creative Writing majors. Develops specialized skills in editing and publishing for success in professional practice. Course work includes experiential learning with solo and group projects. Professor: Ashok Mathur Prerequisite: 3rd year standing.
Submit your portfolio online on or before May 1, 2014 or mail to:
Dept. of Creative Studies
CCS Bldg, UBC Okanagan, 1148 Research Road
Kelowna BC, V1V 1V7
(to be considered on time, a mailed portfolio must be postmarked on or before May 1, 2014.)
Before registration opens in June, you will be notified by email or letter if your portfolio has been accepted. At that time, you will receive instructions about how to register for the course(s). PORTFOLIOS WILL NOT BE RETURNED. Keep copies of all your work.
For more information or to declare a major in Creative Writing, contact:
Office: CCS 153