Enrich the cultural landscape and advance the art of communication in various forms and industries: writing, editing and publishing; public relations, advertising or media; business, cultural advocacy, government or teaching.
Pursue graduate studies in English or in culture, the arts, print and media, library science, gender and global issues or law.
You'll graduate with a broad skill set that gives you the opportunity to choose a variety of career paths.
This flexible program allows you to focus on your interests and career goals.
You'll have the chance to make an impact in your community of practice — and community at large.
With experience in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama and new media, our faculty have collectively written and edited in nearly every genre.Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.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.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.You will also study the importance of working as part of an editing team to help produce acceptable full length manuscripts.You should already possess competent English language skills including basic grammar (or Writing Grammatically - LANG 35).The core courses will hone your core skills, while the electives in this certificate will allow you to improve in your specific writing genres.Examine the publishing process and available opportunities for writers as well as the key elements of major genres.This is one of 10 bachelor of arts programs that share a one-year foundation.Double major options available after first year: English and history, or English and philosophy.