Professional Writing

Writing is changing faster than almost any other professional field. Transformations in digital communication, social media, digital printing—and the ability to combine writing with still images, audio, video and interactive media—have forever changed the skills a writer needs and the opportunities that face a writer after graduation. If you are passionate about a career as a writer, not only will you need 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 a grounding in graphic design, video storytelling and other new-media skills.

Champlain's Bachelor of Science program in Professional Writing 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 offers excellent courses in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting and playwriting, but you'll also learn how to create your own online writing sample or blog and learn how to draw an audience to it. Our unparalleled range of electives includes unusual options such as food writing, children's books and songwriting, as well as career-focused courses such as grant writing, technical writing, copyediting and publishing.

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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