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Graduate Cert. in Professional Writing and Communications

Humber College’s Professional Writing and Communications graduate certificate program supports you as you learn and practise the craft of writing while building a professional portfolio.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 3 semesters
Starting in: January, September
Tuition Fee: CAD 8,092 per semester
Location: Lakeshore Campus (Toronto, Canada)

This unique Humber College’s Professional Writing and Communications graduate certificate program provides you with the core transferrable skills you need to build a successful career in a variety of communications roles. Building on foundational skills such as storytelling, drafting, editing, pitching, interviewing and research, you will build proficiency in areas such as media writing, social media management, project management and design.

With a focus on writing for different audiences and purposes, as well as using current technologies to maximize the impact of your message, you will be well-positioned to enter the workplace with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as a professional writer/communications specialist across a variety of sectors. You will also learn how to think strategically in preparation for taking on leadership positions within communications departments or starting your own freelance writing business.

The program will create a community of writers and support collaboration, networking, professional development and publication.

Courses Included:

  • Writing Principles: Introduction
  • Writing in the Digital Age: Foundation
  • Storytelling and Narrative
  • Writers as Researchers
  • The writer’s Identity

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Communication remains an essential skill sought by employers, regardless of discipline or field of study.

According to the Conference Board of Canada, the ability to communicate tops the list of essential employability skills that employers require. The ability to read carefully, write effectively and think critically provides the foundation to get, keep and progress on a job.

Graduates are able to find employment in a variety of service industries such as finance, hospitality and health services, as well as in government, not-for-profit organizations, corporate communications, and publishing and digital media.

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