Design Web sites, create interactive videos, do Web-assisted research, explain science and technology, produce reports, proposals, government documents, copy edit manuscripts‚ and think critically about all of them.
We'll show you how. And why.
The Program in Brief
The English Department's Professional Writing program will teach you the skills you'll need to succeed as a writer. You'll be ready to enter the high-technology workplace of science, business, industry, government, and the professions, using new media to solve the problems of professional communication.
If you've declared a major or an honours degree in any of the disciplines UVic offers, you're eligible to also declare a minor in the English Department's Professional Writing program. You'll combine your knowledge of your discipline with the ability to communicate it to other professionals and to general readers.
If you have not declared a minor in English Department's Professional Writing program, you are still eligible to take our courses if you have the prerequisites. Just register for our courses in the normal way; we welcome students from all faculties and programs across the University.
What You'll Be Able to Do
- Write for high technology, science, business, and government, both on the Web and in hard-copy.
- Create media-rich Web sites and documentation, including interactive video.
- Produce reports, proposals, correspondence, business plans, training materialsall the ways by which high-technology professionals communicate.
- Use the World Wide Web to find and evaluate information;
- Copy edit and prepare materials for printed or electronic distribution.
- Use the latest technologies to create Web sites, text, graphics, and rich media.
- Learn and use emerging communication technologies throughout your professional life.
We're Part of UVic's Outstanding Coop
Students in the Professional Writing minor have the option of becoming part of the Arts and Writing Coop. In addition to giving you valuable real world experience, Coop jobs help finance your education. Contact Coop for details.
Although we encourage students to join Coop, you're still eligible for the minor if you decide not to.