Communications and Professional Writing Deliver on-point messages. Accelerate your employment prospects with practical experiences and access to Georgian's partnership network.

General information

Program code
2 Semesters (1 Year)
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Barrie

Program description

Students focus on professionalizing their communication skills through intensive practical writing activities and the application of relevant theoretical content. Students plan, create, edit, and deliver messages for a range of audiences, purposes, and mediums, including print, social media, and web-based contexts. Independently and collaboratively, students complete projects including case studies, writing workshops, and project management assignments. Students gain professional and entrepreneurial skills for industry and self-employment, as well as real life experience through participation in a placement during the final semester.

Admission information

Admission requirements

Applicants must have either a postsecondary diploma or degree, in a relevant field or discipline.

All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to accompany their application.


View the Comm and Professional Writing articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • PROW1000 Professional Writing 1
  • PROW1001 Collaboration and Project Management
  • PROW1002 Copywriting Fundamentals
  • PROW1003 Research for Professional Writing
  • PROW1004 Format, Layout, and Design
  • PROW1005 Style and Editing 1
  • PROW1006 Professional Writing 2
  • PROW1007 Proposal Writing
  • PROW1008 Creative Storytelling
  • PROW1009 Writing for the Web
  • PROW1010 Style and Editing 2
  • PROW1011 Professional Writer in Practice


  • PROW1012 Professional Writing Placement