Spalding’s School of Creative and Professional Writing offers intellectual rigor, emotional support, affordability, flexibility, and community at the world’s first certified Compassionate University.
You’ll see these values at work in the size and diversity of our faculty.
Our low-residency model helps you fit grad school into your busy life.
And our unique program design allows you to dive deep into your own area, explore other genres and modes, and examine the interrelatedness of the arts and other cultures.
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If you are not a member or are having any other problems, please contact customer support.Cormac O'Brien is co-editor of UVic's student newspaper, We mentor students in the major genres of creative writing, including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting and playwriting, and offer a Professional Writing Minor in Journalism and Publishing.You can also study new fields, such as children's writing, travel writing, interactive media, the graphic novel and other special topics.Whether you aspire to write a novel or short story, explore poetry, pen a script or screenplay, or explore other writing styles, we have the courses you need to improve your skills.Class sizes and writers workshops are kept small to ensure you receive the individual attention you need to help your writing thrive, whether you take your class in-class or online.Small workshops, renowned faculty and an environment that encourages collaboration support our students to develop and hone their skills.Undergraduate Ann-Bernice Thomas was named 2016 Youth Poet Laureate of Victoria.The New School offered the first academic creative writing workshop in 1931 and pioneered a new philosophy of education.The idea: Students would make their own lives and their own stories part of their education.UEA pioneered the teaching of Creative Writing in the UK.We established the first MA in Creative Writing in 1970 and the first Ph D in Creative and Critical Writing in 1987.