Contact Tim Brookes, Program Director
Writing is changing faster than almost any other professional field. Changes in digital communication, in social media, in digital printing—not to mention the ability to combine writing with still images, audio, video and interactive media—have forever changed which skills a writer needs and which opportunities face a writer after graduation.
If you are passionate about a career as a writer, you'll need not only a strong foundation in the mechanics of good writing and editing, plus a storyteller's gift for narrative and a poet's eye for telling detail, but you may also benefit from grounding in graphic design, video storytelling or other new media abilities.
The Professional Writing program at Champlain is one of the few undergraduate writing programs that's keeping pace with this exciting and rapidly transforming landscape. Like more traditional writing programs, Champlain's offers excellent courses in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting and playwriting, but you'll also learn how to create your own online portfolio or blog and learn how to draw an audience to it.
In short, no matter what type of writing you want to do, this program prepares you to thrive as a writer in the real world.
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