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Professional Writing and Communications

Tuition fee CA$17,027 per year

The fees shown here are estimates only for two semesters and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$15,584), health insurance and ancillary fees.

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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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Dormitory fee CA$12,000 per year

The above fee is an estimated amount for living expenses during the two academic semesters.

  • Including rent and meals (varies depending on your living preferences).
  • Estimated living expenses are to be used as a guide only and are subject to change.

There are a lot of housing options for you to choose from depending on your needs and preferences. Be sure to find a place close to your campus and easily accessible by regular and frequent public transit.

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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! Fall 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 6, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! Fall 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 6, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States