Faculty of Fine Arts : Department of Writing
Transfer credit in writing courses does not necessarily satisfy UVic’s Writing requirements. The prerequisite for all second-year workshops is WRIT 100 with a minimum of B (73-76). Few are given permission to bypass this course, but students with a minimum of 12 post-secondary units may apply for Advanced Standing by submitting a portfolio of written work, a list of relevant courses completed, and a letter outlining their suitability. Only portfolios received between January 15 and April 15 will be considered. (See the Department of Writing website <finearts.uvic.ca/writing/admission.html> or contact the departmental office for more details.) Recipients of Advanced Standing are advised that they must meet all the University’s admission requirements. Advanced Standing does not guarantee acceptance to the University or to any of the department’s classes.
Students require a grade of B or higher in WRIT 100 to advance into second year workshops. These are minimal standards and do not guarantee admission.
WRIT 100 with a grade of B or better
WRIT 215 may not be counted as part of a Writing Major.
WRIT 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 320, 321, 322, 324, 326, 329, 330, 331, 335, 336, 340, 350, 353, 400, 405, 406, 410, 412, 416, 420 and 440 may count toward either a Major in Writing or a Minor in Professional Writing in Journalism and Publishing, but not both.
6.0 units from WRIT 306, 316, 321, 322, 324, 326, 330, 331, 335, 336, 340, 417, 420, 440
A student may also complete a General Program that combines a Minor in Creative Writing with one of the General or Interfaculty-Interdisciplinary General Programs in Humanities or Social Sciences. The degree will be a BA awarded by the faculty offering the General Program.