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Professional Certificate in Creative Writing

6 Courses Required: View Course Selections


Acquire the tools you need to create fresh, vivid work.

This six-course certificate will provide you with the opportunity to participate in constructive, guided workshops to improve your writing, gain exposure to a variety of writing genres, and understand the processes of becoming a published author. Whether you wish to pursue fiction or non-fiction, poetry or write screenplay, this community environment will help you become a stronger and more skilled writer.

Designed for

Writers of all skill levels looking to sharpen skills, hone ideas, and study the craft of writing.


Courses: One required, five electives
Format: Online, Evenings
Cost: $1200 - $1420
Admission: OPEN, no application
Completion Time: 6 - 36 months



Certificate Completion

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Course Selection

Course Course # Delivery Options Prereqs Availability
  Grammar WRCR6201 Online, In Class N Available
Elective:  Choose five courses that best suit your writing goals and interests.:
  Introduction to Fiction WRCR6207 N Not Currently Available
  The Fiction Writer`s Workshop WRCR6206 N Not Currently Available
  Memoir Writing WRCR6218 In Class N Available
  Humour Writing: Jest for Laughs WRCR6203 N Not Currently Available
  Non-Fiction: Writing for Fun and Profit WRCR6205 In Class N Available
  Science Fiction and Fantasy: Building Other Worlds WRCR6209 N Not Currently Available
  Fiction Forward WRCR6210 N Not Currently Available
  Introduction to Screenwriting WRCR6212 In Class N Not Currently Available
  Copywriting that Persuades and Sells WRCR6214 N Not Currently Available
  Creativity for Writers WRCR6215 Online N Available
  Editing WRCR6216 Online N Available
  Writing for the Digital Age WRCR6281 N Not Currently Available