|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Mississauga|
|Type||Bachelor's Degree, College|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||CA$18,167 per year
The fee is for the 2023–2024 academic year and includes tuition (CA$16,206), health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates only for and are subject to change.
|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents) with an overall minimum average of 65 percent:
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If English is not your first language, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
A relevant portfolio is required.
The portfolio submission is a mandatory component of the admission process for the Bachelor of Creative Writing and Publishing program.
The portfolio consists of three creative writing samples. Of these, at least two genres (short story; poetry; personal essay/creative non-fiction; drama) should be represented, and the total page length for the entire submission should not exceed five pages. Each piece can be an excerpt from a larger work. Unless absolutely necessary please do not attach explanatory notes to your work, as these notes will be included in your total page count. Font and formatting can deviate from the standard 12pt/double-spaced if it is required for artistic reasons.
Applicants are encouraged to submit works that show a range of techniques, subjects, or forms.
Your submission should show evidence of careful proofreading and editing, with attention to spelling and grammar when used conventionally.
The portfolio should illustrate as strongly as possible your original and unique voice, including well-considered choices about form and structure, and demonstrate an artistry that lights your work from within.
Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing & Publishing is the only degree program in Canada that fuses creative writing & publishing.
Prepare for a Career in Both Writing and Publishing
In this unique program, you’ll gain experience in a variety of writing genres and media platforms — and be ready for a career in today’s publishing industry. You’ll graduate with a broad skill set that gives you the opportunity to choose a variety of career paths.
Focus on Your Interests
This flexible program allows you to focus on your interests and career goals. In addition to core courses in creative writing, publishing and literary studies, your program electives let you tailor your education in these three disciplines. You’ll have the opportunity to take courses from Sheridan’s arts and business degrees and collaborate with students in other programs.
Learn from Expert Faculty
With experience in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama and new media, our faculty have collectively written and edited in nearly every genre. Their work includes historical novels, creative non-fiction and criticism, sci-fi, comedy, children’s lit and beyond. You’ll benefit from their expertise — and gain a solid foundation for your writing or publishing career.
Sheridan`s faculty are successful industry professionals who have, to date:
- Authored 17 books, with more in progress
- Authored more than 220 shorter works, published in national and international journals, literary magazines and anthologies
- Authored 56 journalistic articles and counting
- Edited 123 books, with more in progress
- Been shortlisted for 35 writing awards
- Won four awards for writing and 13 awards for editing
- Had seven plays produced
Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing and Publishing program gives you the skills you need to succeed as a creative writer in a variety of contexts or as a professional in today’s publishing industry.
Here are some jobs you might find:
- Copy/Substantive/Acquisitions Editor
- Marketing/Sales Rep
- Literary Agent