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Course Description

The Creative Writing Capstone Project focuses on what it means to take a creative project beyond a first draft and bring it to fruition. This independent mentoring course will help you enhance your writing style and advance your writing mechanics. You will be matched with an instructor from the Creative Writing Certificate program who will mentor and guide you through the revision process. 

The capstone course is delivered over a ten- to fifteen-week period and involves a minimum of five meetings with your selected mentor. The course operates outside of the regular semester. It is recommended that you begin your capstone project with a rough draft of your manuscript. Prior to the course start date, you and your mentor will discuss, clarify and make a mutual commitment to the scope, goals, objectives and outcomes of the Creative Writing Capstone Project.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Apply the writing techniques acquired during the program to create a manuscript
  • Demonstrate a command of style, grammar and writing mechanics
  • Apply effective revision strategies
  • Demonstrate professionalism and good work habits as a writer

By the end of this course, you will have successfully revised a 75-page manuscript in prose or a 30-page manuscript in poetry, in a genre of your choice.

Additional Requirements


You need to successfully complete at least one required Creative Writing Certificate course at the University of Guelph before enrolling in the capstone course.

You are required to have a manuscript drafted and ready for revisions.

Please email our main office or phone us at 519-767-5000 for additional certificate information.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

*Course details are subject to change.

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For registration information regarding the Creative Writing capstone course, please email the program manager

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