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Professional Writing and Communications

Tuition fee CA$18,918 per program

The fees are for the 2023–2024 academic year and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees displayed are estimates only for three semesters and are subject to change.

Registration fee CA$375 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$75) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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Overview

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

Is This Program Right For You?

You are probably someone who enjoys reading and has never minded the writing assignments you’ve been required to complete on your educational path so far. You should be creative minded, detail-oriented, and enjoy not only writing but also drafting and revising. You’re probably the one that your friends already call on to look over a document and make sure the wording is just right, because your feedback is always constructive but sharp.

Work Placement

Students complete a twelve-week work placement beginning in May which allows them to gain valuable practical and professional experience.

Career opportunities

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.

Graduates of this program may find employment in the following areas:

  • Communications coordinator
  • Freelance writer
  • Web copywriter
  • Editor
  • Social media coordinator
  • Report writer
  • Proposal writer

This is a post-graduate certificate. You must already have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a university or college.

Apply Now! September 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023
Apply Now! January 2024
Application start
Mar 1, 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Jan 8, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! September 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023
Apply Now! January 2024
Application start
Mar 1, 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Jan 8, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States