The department currently offers three diploma programs to augment degree studies. They are:
- Performance and Communications Media - This is an experimental learning program offered to students enrolled in the bachelor of arts program and to students who have completed a bachelor’s degree ( honours or general) at this university or another university.
- Creative Writing - The Diploma aims to develop students’ skills in writing in a variety of genres conventionally described as “creative,” such as fiction, poetry, drama and creative non-fiction. It will also offer students the opportunity to take, as options, courses that provide a background in contemporary literature in these genres.
- Professional Writing - The Diploma in Professional Writing Program is currently under review and is not available for admission at this time.The Diploma in Professional Writing (DPW) aims to develop students’ skills of genres such as the report, feature article, satirical commentary, speech, song lyric and review.