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Professional Writing and Communications

Professional Writing and Communications (2016-2017)

How to Apply

Program Code



Program Length

Two semesters, beginning in September


We Are Professional Writers

Contact Information

Beth-Anne Chansavang, Student Advisor
416.675.5000 ext. 3705


The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $6,028.12
– international $14,800.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.


Start DatesAvailability
2016 SeptemberOpen

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• A bachelor’s degree

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection Includes Secondary Requirements: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional secondary requirements. Secondary requirements may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, references, etc., and vary by program.

Our Program

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.

List of Courses

How to Apply

Your Career

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.

Work Placement

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


Upcoming Events

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