About the program

This program is for anyone who wants to explore their potential as a writer in a practical, constructive and goal-oriented academic environment. You will begin by reviewing the basics of writing: the structure, major concepts in aesthetic criticism, and managing the writing process. While reviewing the basics, you will have an opportunity to read examples of different genres and discuss these with a view to developing a well-rounded appreciation of quality in creative writing. You will also develop your writing style by producing works suitable for publication in your choice of venue.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.

Note re: admission requirements

  • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Graduate opportunities

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Program outcomes

  • Develop the tools to review and critique literature using a variety of critical approaches.

  • Develop a framework to evaluate one's own writing.

  • Apply the rules of English Grammar including sentence structure and stylistic conventions in writing.

  • Apply practical techniques for generating and organizing ideas, and sound planning procedures for writing projects.

  • Develop skills for the creation, development and marketing of publishable poems, romance fiction and short stories.

Program related resources

Program contact

Continuing Education
Upcoming registrations

Mark your calendar with our registration dates, so you can plan your future.

Spring registration: Opens March 11, 2024
Fall registration: Opens July 22, 2024