Professional Writing

Professional Writing

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Professional Writing—Writing as a profession; writing in a profession.

The professional writing program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University offers students a unique opportunity to study and to acquire practical expertise in a wide range of written expressions that inform and shape our culture. The combination of knowledge and expertise is highly sought after by employers who recognize the growing need for effective communications in today’s and tomorrow’s economy. Students in our program develop inventive approaches to writing that keep pace with cultural, social, and technological transformation in the contemporary world.

Why Professional Writing at York?

York’s professional writing program is unique. We strive to connect and complement the traditional strengths of a liberal arts degree with practical, professional experience. Our program core provides a firm grounding in the history, theory, and critical investigation of writing practices while providing hands-on experience in the creation, management, and presentation of dynamic, responsive writing.

Through our specialized honours, honours bachelor of arts, and minor degree programs, we promote connectedness between our program and other programs at York, Seneca@York, and the greater York community.

York’s professional writing program has a unique relationship with Seneca College. Our students take a series of courses through Seneca’s School of Media at the Seneca@York campus where they gain hands-on experience while working with faculty who are also current practitioners.

Experiential education is an inherent aspect of our programs. Building on the theoretical and critical knowledge in addition to the practical skills developed throughout the curriculum, students in our upper-year experiential courses design, manage, and implement community projects or gain concrete experience planning and producing text-based and digital writing. 


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Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Degrees offered


Ways to study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Fall entry


Winter entry


Summer entry



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