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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 points of contact with your selected mentor, including an initial planning session, writing-focused sessions (beginning, middle, end), and wrap-up and assessment. 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 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.

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Additional Requirements

The capstone project is the last course to be completed in your Creative Writing Certificate. It is suggested that you complete the two required and three elective courses prior to registering for this course. If you have completed less than five courses, contact our office to discuss eligibility to register for this course. 

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

There is an application process to register for this course.

  1. To begin, please find an instructor/ mentor who is willing to supervise you through your Capstone project. We recommend reaching out to past instructors first.
  2. Next, please complete the Creative Writing Capstone Student-Instructor Learning Contract with your confirmed mentor.
  3. Once complete, you can register for the Capstone through your student portal and upload the signed contract.

Please email our main office or phone us at 519-767-5000 if you need further assistance.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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*Course details are subject to change.


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