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ST. LAWRENCE COLLEGE, KINGSTON, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Kingston, OntarioLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1967Established Year
  7891Enrollment

Certificate (Literary writing)

 1 year
 part time
  English
 online

Field of Study


Program Description

  • St. Lawrence College offers a Certificate in Literary writing for a duration of 1-year.
  • It is an online program offered on a part-time basis.
  • The Literary Writing Certificate is for students who want to explore his or her potential as a writer in a practical, constructive, and goal-oriented academic environment.
  • Students will begin the course by reviewing the basics of writing: the structure of language, major concepts in aesthetic criticism, and managing the writing process itself.
  • While reviewing the basics, students will have an opportunity to read examples of different genres and discuss these with classmates with a view to developing a well-rounded appreciation of quality in creative writing.
  • In the second half of the certificate, students will concentrate on developing their writing style by producing works suitable for publication in their choice of genre.
  • Once students have completed the certificate, they should have confidence in the merits of their completed and critically appraised writing projects and possess the skills needed to continue producing their best writing.
  • To successfully complete this program, students must complete three (3) compulsory courses and two (2) electives.
  • For students convenience, some online courses can be started at different times throughout the semester, just choose the course date that fits their schedule.
  • Online courses are easily identified by CS at the beginning of the course code (i.e. CSSE 65 Accounting Basics 1).
  • Part-time students have a maximum of 5-years to complete the program.
  • Graduates from the program may find employment opportunities in Short Story Writing, as an online contributor, and proofreading and editing.
  • The average salary of the program goes upto 36,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Certificate
Duration1 year
Delivery TypePart Time
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
Program Urlhttps://www.stlawrencecollege.ca/programs-and-courses/full-time/programs/a_m/literary-writing/onl...

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students that have successfully complete the program must hold an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.) or equivalent from a recognized college or university.
  • Students must qualify for mature student status (19 years of age or older).

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • The students must have completed 10th and intermediate i.e 12th grade which has the minimum with 60% marks.
  • The minimum qualification required to attend this program is a higher secondary school certificate.
  • Copies of original documents should be attested by the educational institution.
  • School Record of Diploma/Degree certificate Mark sheets for each year of study is required.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Official Transcript: Submit copies of an official transcript from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
  • Official Degree Certificate: It provides proof of degree completion and must be an original copy issued by the institution with an official stamp or seal.
  • Personal Statement: This is a short statement (approximately one page) that details the reason for pursuing graduate studies with this department and their research interests.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

Applications are accepted throughout the year.


Scores Required

6.0 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

78 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

55 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and board$ 5,617
Meal$ 1,275

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020

VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • A Student VISA authorizes students to study in Canada legally.
  • International students will receive their Study Permits in the form of a paper document which will usually be attached to the passport at the Canadian port of entry.
  • Temporary Resident Visas (TRVs), commonly called Entry Visas, are to be obtained by foreign nationals who require visas to enter Canada, while Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) allows foreign nationals from visa-exempted countries to enter Canada without a visa.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Application form and Study Plan
    • Biometrics (fingerprints and photographs)
    • Valid Passport
    • Official SFU Acceptance Letter
    • Financial Evidence

Work Study

The Work-Study Program allows students to take part in research-based projects. Students may work on-campus and off-campus. Students can only start working in Canada when they start their study program. There are no restrictions on the number of hours students can work on campus in addition to working off-campus.

  • During regular school semesters, students can work up to 20 hours.
  • During scheduled breaks in their school year, like during winter and summer holidays, they can work full-time.
  • Students can’t work during a break that comes before the student start their very first school semester.
  • If their program doesn’t have scheduled academic breaks, students can’t work more than 20 hours per week.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • archivist
  • college professor
  • editor
  • historian
  • language instructor
  • librarian
  • literary analyst
  • literary critic


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