Humber’s one-year Professional Writing and Communications graduate certificate program provides you with the core transferrable skills that you need to build a successful career in a variety of communications sectors. Building on foundational skills such as storytelling, drafting, editing, research, and mechanics, you will become proficient at tasks in demand by today’s workplaces, including media writing, copy editing, proofreading and project management. A culminating internship will connect you with employers so that you can learn to deploy your skills in a practical setting.
The program supports you as you practise the craft of writing while building a professional portfolio. You will learn how to think strategically, in preparation for taking on leadership positions within communications departments or starting your own freelance writing business.
With a focus on writing for different audiences and purposes, as well as using current technologies to maximize the impact of one’s 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.
Communication is interdisciplinary and occurs in a social context. The program will create a community of writers and support collaboration and critical review, as well as publication.