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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing and Publishing

Duration

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

(Mississauga)

For the Fall 2021 semester, this program will be delivered through a hybrid model that combines remote and in-person learning. View details on delivery modes for all programs.

There's more to the world of writing than you think.

Program Overview

Prepare for a career in both writing and publishing

In this unique program, you'll gain experience in a variety of writing genres and media platforms — and be ready for a career in today's publishing industry. You'll graduate with a broad skill set that gives you the opportunity to choose a variety of career paths.

Focus on your interests

This flexible program allows you to focus on your interests and career goals. In addition to core courses in creative writing, publishing and literary studies, your program electives let you tailor your education in these three disciplines. You'll have the opportunity to take courses from Sheridan's arts and business degrees and collaborate with students in other programs.

Connect with communities

Relationships with audiences, writers and the publishing community are integral parts of being an author. In this program, you're encouraged to develop these relationships through internships, connecting with literary communities, editing and publishing literary journals, writing reviews and more. You'll have the chance to make an impact in your community of practice — and community at large.

Learn from expert faculty

With experience in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama and new media, our faculty have collectively written and edited in nearly every genre. Their work includes historical novels, creative non-fiction and criticism, sci-fi, comedy, children's lit and beyond. You'll benefit from their expertise — and gain a solid foundation for your writing or publishing career.

Our faculty are successful industry professionals who have, to date:

  • Authored 17 books, with more in progress
  • Authored more than 220 shorter works, published in national and international journals, literary magazines and anthologies
  • Authored 56 journalistic articles and counting
  • Edited 123 books, with more in progress
  • Been shortlisted for 35 writing awards
  • Won four awards for writing and 13 awards for editing
  • Had seven plays produced

Be a part of Sheridan's emerging literary culture

As a student in this program, you'll be part of Sheridan's emerging literary culture. Events like Sheridan Reads bring together students, faculty and staff, community groups, libraries and public service organizations to discuss and celebrate the works of local and international writers (most recently Lawrence Hill and Thomas King).

Other initiatives such as the 905 Road Show: Creativity Cabaret, using the power of narrative to forge connections between individuals and communities, have also helped bring creative writers to Sheridan — and foster a culture of literary appreciation on campus.

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

International Student?

This program is part of our new two-year graduate certificate bundles! You may be able to qualify for a three-year post-grad work permit.

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    CWRT 15389GD  Introduction to Creative Writing 3
    COMM 15098  Professional Writing and Copyediting 3
    PUBL 14350  Fundamentals of Publishing 3
    Literature Elective (1000 Level) 3
    Breadth Elective 3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    CWRT 16148  Narrative & New Media 3
    CWRT 12258  Reading Like a Writer 3
    PUBL 16172  Fundamentals of Editing 3
    ENGL 17889GD Composition & Rhetoric 3
    Breadth Elective 3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    CWRT 26291 Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop Elective (choose from fiction, nonfiction, drama or poetry)3
    PUBL 28040 The Business of Publishing 3
    Program Elective 3
    LITT 21686  LITT 22346 Reading to the Restoration (Pre 1660) OR Reading After the Restoration (1660 to the Present) 3
    Breadth Elective 3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    CWRT 26291 Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop Elective (choose from fiction, nonfiction, drama or poetry) 3
    PUBL 26589  Substantive Editing 3
    Program Elective 3
    COMM 23385 Research for Writing and Publishing 3
    Breadth Elective 3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    PUBL 32720 CWRT30564 Publishing: Audience, Markets & Media Platforms OR Creative Writing: Advanced Creative Writing Workshop 1: 2 Genres 3
    PUBL 31892  Self-Publishing 3
     Program Elective3
    Literature Elective (2000 or 3000 Level) 3
    Breadth Elective 3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    PUBL 33122 CWRT 36602GD Publishing: Advanced Copy Editing OR Creative Writing: Advanced Creative Writing Workshop 2: Single Genre 3
    PUBL 39181  Copyright and Contracts 3
    PUBL 34439 CWRT 31159 Publishing Elective OR Creative Writing Elective 3
    Program Elective 3
    Breadth Elective 3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    PUBL 37049 PUBL 38033  Publishing: Sheridan Community Reads Project OR Creative Writing: Literary Journals and Zines 3
    COMM 32330 Professional Practices for Writers and Publishers 3
    PUBL 40969 CWRT 49975 Master Class – Publishing OR Master Class – Creative Writing 3
    PUBL 33492  Publishing: Acquisitions and Imprint Identity OR Creative Writing: Literature Elective (4000 Level) 3
    Breadth Elective 3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    PUBL 46432 CWRT 46432 Capstone: Honours Publishing Project OR Capstone: Honours Writing Project 3
    COMM 49103 Portfolio 3
    CULT 46897  PUBL 43576 Program Elective (Any 2000, 3000 or 4000) OR Emergent Issues in Writing OR Emergent Issues in Publishing 3
    CULT 46897  PUBL 43576  Literature Elective (4000 Level) OR Program Elective (Any 2000, 3000 or 4000) OR Emergent Issues in Writing OR Emergent Issues in Publishing 3
    Breadth Elective 3
    Total:15
    Program Electives may include such offerings as:*
    Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop – Drama
    Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop – Fiction
    Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop – Poetry
    Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop – Creative Non-Fiction
    Reviewing Culture
    Interactive Fiction
    Emergent Issues in Writing (Managing Literary Celebrity)
    Emergent Issues in Publishing (The Prize Economy)
    Writing for Children
    Principles of Creative Writing Pedagogy
    Literature Electives may include such offerings as:*
    Introduction to Popular Literature
    Understanding Narrative
    Gender and Sexuality in Literature
    The Twenty-First Century Novel
    Children’s Literature: A Primer
    Adaptation: From Text to Film
    Life Writing: Personal Narrative and the Construction of Self
    Censorship and Literature: Critical Approaches
    American Road Narratives
    Topics in Eco-Criticism
    *Please note that not all courses will be available every semester 

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • English, Grade 12 ENG4U, or EWC4U (Writer’s Craft) with a minimum grade of 70%
  • Five other Grade 12 credits at U or M level
  • Minimum 65% overall average

OR

  • Two semesters of postsecondary education, including required courses, with a minimum of 65% overall average.
  • Applicant Selection

    Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses) and the quality of their creative writing sample submission.

    Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

    Ministry Consent

    Sheridan has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a seven-year term starting June 17, 2016 and subject to renewal thereafter. Application to the Ministry for renewal of the consent is a prescribed and cyclical requirement for degree programs at all Ontario Colleges. Sheridan will ensure that all students admitted to the Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing and Publishing program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame. Credentials earned during the period of consent remain valid, even if Ministry consent to offer the program is withdrawn in the future. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g. acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).

    English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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    Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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    Honours Baccalaureate Degree

    Location

    Hazel McCallion Campus

    4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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    Program Summary

    Career Opportunities

    Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing and Publishing program gives you the skills you need to succeed as a creative writer in a variety of contexts or as a professional in today’s publishing industry.

    Here are some jobs you might find:

    • Writer
    • Copy/Substantive/Acquisitions Editor
    • Producer
    • Publisher
    • Marketing/Sales Rep
    • Literary Agent

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    Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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    Honours Baccalaureate Degree

    Location

    Hazel McCallion Campus

    4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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    Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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    Honours Baccalaureate Degree

    Location

    Hazel McCallion Campus

    4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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    Honours Baccalaureate Degree

    Location

    Hazel McCallion Campus

    4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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    Learning Outcomes

    • Produce creative writing in at least three genres and forms drawn from the areas of poetry, fiction, drama, creative non-fiction, children's literature, graphic novels, film and review.
    • Apply specialized knowledge in a specific genre and medium.
    • Evaluate your own work and that of others with a view to providing and receiving peer criticism for the purposes of revision.
    • Interpret texts critically and analytically from a range of literary, cultural and historical traditions and precedents.
    • Compile a professional manuscript ready for publication in select genres.
    • Apply knowledge and skills specific to the (self-)publishing industry, including editing and the editorial process, production, formatting, design, marketing and supply chain management.
    • Model a professional attitude with a willingness to collaborate and to listen and respond to constructive criticism.
    • Implement the appropriate technological, applied and creative problem-solving tools to create and publish your own works.
    • Foster and support a literary community by developing a presence in emergent media and across a variety of platforms.
    • Articulate how socially constructed views and identities contribute to the production of diverse voices in yourself and other writers.

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    Hazel McCallion Campus

    4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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    Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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    Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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    Hazel McCallion Campus

    4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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    Program Fees

    Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

    The fees shown here are for the 2021–2022 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

    Program Fees

    Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

    Program Fees

    Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.

    Program Fees

    Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

    For Canadian Students

    The fees shown here are for the 2021-2022 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website. For English Language Studies, depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

    For International Students

    The fees shown here are for Fall 2021, and are subject to change. The English Language Studies program is offered to international students in 7-week sessions. The fees displayed are for each 7-week session and include tuition and health insurance. Depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

    Fees For Canadian Students

    Fees for Canadian students

    $7,351.00
    Fees for International Students

    Fees for International students

    $17,952.00

    Financial Aid & Awards

    Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

    All new international students beginning their studies in the Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 semesters will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

    Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

    Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

    Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

    Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

    Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

    Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

    Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

    The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

    Applications close on May 26. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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    Program Vision

    Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

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    Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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    Full-time 4 years Program code: PBCWP

    Honours Baccalaureate Degree
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