Program Co-ordinator: Dr. J. Lokash, Department of English Language and Literature
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 in a variety of genres such as the report, feature article, satirical commentary, speech, song lyric and review. Students complete 24 credit hours in which they are introduced to professional writing as a process: they draft, revise and edit their work in preparation for publication in various media.
The 6 credit hour instructional field placement is completed in a professional situation, e.g., a division of the University, an arts organization, government or the media. Students also attend seminars on professional writing and submit journals about their work experience.
Applicants to the Diploma in Professional Writing should include a letter of application, a transcript (if the applicant is a student or a graduate of a university program), and a portfolio of work. Admission to the diploma is limited. The following are eligible to apply:
students taking a Bachelor of Arts or another degree program;
graduates of a Bachelor of Arts or another degree program; and
individuals without a degree who wish to develop skills in writing and editing. Such applicants must meet the prerequisite requirements for the Diploma in Professional Writing courses.
Students are required to complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of course work, including: