Though writing creatively begins with desire and talent, it is practice and discipline that turns writing into art. Beginning, intermediate and advanced writers all benefit from a community environment that helps sharpen skills, hone ideas, and engage with the craft issues of writing. Our course offerings in fiction, poetry, screenwriting and magazine writing provide you with the tools to create fresh, vivid work in constructive, guided workshop settings. You will emerge as a stronger and more skilled writer.

The Professional Certificate in Creative Writing will be awarded upon successful completion of five courses. Completion of all assignments and attendance of at least 80% of instructional hours is required for successful completion of each course. Not all courses may be offered each year.


NEW: Copywriting that Persuades and Sells
Gain thorough knowledge of the structure of the English language. This course will improve your understanding of grammar and how it can be employed to write and communicate clearly.

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Good communication skills are critical to success in today’s workplace. Whether you are looking to improve your writing and communication skills for your current position or to advance your career, the Professional Certificate in Business Writing and Communications will help you acquire the necessary skills for effective business communication. By offering courses during the evening and daytime hours, this flexible program will fit your busy work schedule.

Required Courses:

  1. Grammar

Plus four electives selected from:


Adult Education | Business Writing and Communications | Coaching | Communications and Public Relations | Conflict Management: Alternative Dispute Resolution | Creative Writing | Leadership | Management | Marketing ONLINE | Project Management | Not-For-Profit Management


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