Your take-away

This certificate program is a great way to:

  • Explore a variety of different writing skills;
  • Develop and expand your creativity;
  • Improve your ability to express yourself creatively;
  • Hone your personal approach to writing;
  • Improve your ability to critique your own writing and that of others;
  • Develop your vision and voice as a storyteller;
  • Learn various narrative techniques like character and plot development;
  • Produce a professional-quality piece of writing.

Program courses

To get this certificate, students must complete the following course and two (2) out of the eight (8) elective courses listed below.  

*Click the blue links to get information about each course.

Intro to creative writing (CEJN 116)


Elective courses

In order to obtain the certificate, two (2) out of the eight (8) listed courses must be completed:

Create your program path

If you want to complete this program as efficiently as possible, or if you are looking to build a schedule that best suits your needs, please contact us at; we will be happy to have a discussion with you. For course descriptions, schedules and registration click on the above course links.

Our approach

The courses in this program are all about writing, so you'll be doing a lot of it. You'll also learn through interactive workshops, exercises, group discussions, and assignments. Enthusiastic participation and effort are the keys to enjoyment and success in this program.

Who benefits most?

  • Anyone who wants to improve their writing skills.
  • Anyone considering a career as a writer.
  • Writers who want to branch out into new forms of writing or specialize in a particular form.
  • Advertising copywriters who want to hone new narrative skills.
  • Retirees or business people who want to try something new to balance out their lives.
  • Foreign students who want to improve their written English.
  • Anyone with a story to tell.

CCE General inquiries

Phone: 514-848-3600
Fax: 514-848-2806

English test centre


Mailing address

Concordia Continuing Education
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, QC

Visit CCE

1600 Ste-Catherine St. W.
FB-117 (1st floor)
Montreal, QC


Monday–Friday9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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