Your writing samples help us see your abilities, insight and potential as a writer at UArts.

Creative Writing Portfolio Requirements

Our Creative Writing program emphasizes the craft of writing, so all applicants are required to submit a portfolio of original written work and an essay responding to a specific creative writing prompt. These materials help us understand your writing ability, insight, originality and range, as well as your potential.

  • Portfolio: The portfolio should total 10-15 pages and must include at least two different pieces of writing. Writings may include poetry, short stories, creative nonfiction and excerpts from short stories or novels. Applicants submitting poetry must also submit some prose.
  • Essay: The portfolio should also include a 150-200 word essay responding to the prompt "Describe an important window."

Writing for Film and Television Portfolio Requirements

The Writing for Film and Television program emphasized the art of storytelling, so all applicants are required to submit a portfolio of original work that helps us gauge your aptitude for doing so. Your portfolio should demonstrate your ability to develop plot and characters, as well as showcase your overall writing ability and use of language.

  • Portfolio: The portfolio should total 8-10 double-spaced pages, and include two different pieces of writing. Writings may include short stories, and excerpts from short stories, novellas or novels. Please do not submit scripts or plays.

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