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Professional Writing in Journalism and Publishing

Planning a career in journalism or communications? Explore the world of professional writing and get a head-start on your career. Learn about the rapidly-evolving media world. Work in an environment of market-ready guidelines and deadlines. Develop professional skills that will prepare you for work in media and communications.

Quick facts

Program options:
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional


  • Communications and marketing professional
  • Editor
  • Freelance writer
  • Journalist
  • Multimedia producer
  • Publicist
  • Publisher
  • Social media consultant
  • Technical writer

Sample courses

  • Journalism - WRIT 215
  • Digital Publishing - WRIT 306
  • Advanced Journalism - WRIT 315
  • Magazine Publishing - WRIT 322
  • The Writing Business - WRIT 440


This program can be added to your primary degree as a minor, enabling you to broaden your studies. You can declare your minor after one or more years of full-time study at UVic.

Your academic advisor can help you plan your courses to ensure you meet the requirements of both your major and minor programs.

English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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