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
PROW
Duration
2 Semesters (1 Year)
Credential
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Work integrated learning
1 Field Placement
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 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.

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Career opportunities

Graduates enhance their professional experience in fields that require advanced communication skills. Potential areas of employment include, but are not limited to, writing for social media and web-based environments, engineering, business, and social services, as well as within the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Graduates also may pursue careers as self-employed entrepreneurs.

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.

Courses

Mandatory courses

  • PROW 1000 - Professional Writing 1 (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • PROW 1001 - Collaboration and Project Management (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • PROW 1002 - Copywriting Fundamentals (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • PROW 1003 - Research for Professional Writing (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • PROW 1004 - Format, Layout, and Design (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • PROW 1005 - Style and Editing 1 (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • PROW 1006 - Professional Writing 2 (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • PROW 1007 - Proposal Writing (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • PROW 1008 - Creative Storytelling (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • PROW 1009 - Writing for the Web (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • PROW 1010 - Style and Editing 2 (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • PROW 1011 - Professional Writer in Practice (Semester 2 / 42 hours)

  • PROW 1012 - Professional Writing Placement (Semester 2)