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If you are an aspiring writer looking to get serious about your craft then the Creative Writing Certificate program is designed for you. Take advantage of an opportunity to explore a variety of genres, improve your writing, and develop the tools to master a significant writing project. 

The Creative Writing Certificate program consists of six courses: two required courses, a choice of three electives, and a final capstone project. Course activities include peer workshopping, reading, and story revision. All program instructors are experienced writers with published works. 

With a total of six courses to complete, this certificate will provide you with the knowledge and skills to create your own literary works. 

Learning Outcomes 

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to: 

  • Explain the elements of creative writing 
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and public speaking skills 
  • Give and receive effective feedback 
  • Assemble a portfolio of your writing samples from a variety of genres—such as short stories, memoirs, monologues and poems 


  • Content Writer 
  • Creative Writer and Copy Editor 
  • Blog Writer 
  • Technical Writer 


This program requires the completion of two required courses, three electives, and one capstone project. Required and elective courses may be taken in any order. The capstone project must be taken after completion of five other courses.


Enrolment is on a course-by-course basis and there is no application required. This program is intended for adult learners who are at least 18 years of age or have completed Grade 12 or equivalent. Course availability changes each semester. It is recommended you submit notification requests for each course in the program to be informed when registration opens. Course registration closes before the start of the semester.

Complete two required courses, three electives, and one capstone project. Request your parchment through the OpenEd Student Portal once all requirements are met.

You can take up to 5 years from the start of your first course to complete and receive the certificate.

The price per course is currently $549. Course prices are subject to change and are not guaranteed. The total cost of the program may vary.

Additional Information 

If you would like additional information about this program, please contact our Main Office

Sponsoring Partner 

School of English and Theatre Studies, College of Arts 

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