Creative and Professional Writing
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- Certificate in Creative and Professional Writing
Overview: This six-course, interdisciplinary program invites students to draw upon classes in both English and communication to gain practical training in writing poetry, fiction, essays, journalism and screenplays. The certificate program also offers business-oriented courses in corporate communication, professional writing and advertising.
Curriculum: The certificate in creative and professional writing is open to students from all majors. Students studying communication or English frequently complete the certificate as a way of supplementing their studies in their major.
Faculty: The professors who teach the required courses for the Creative and Professional Writing program come from many different backgrounds that students can draw from in order to tailor their individual learning experience to their goals.
Careers: Graduates with the certificate in creative and professional writing have found careers in print journalism, copy editing, public relations, advertising, and teaching.
Internships: Several internship possibilities are available to students. Students in the certificate program have the opportunity to complete an internship with the University News, Saint Louis University's weekly student newspaper. Also, students may cover stories for two local papers, The Central West End Word and the Kirkwood-Webster Times. Additional internships in advertising and public relations are available. Students must obtain appropriate approval from the associated editor or employer and/or the certificate director.