Home » Programs » Arts & Humanities » Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications

Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications

This program offers studies in the theory, analysis, and practice of a variety of communications: written, oral, visual, and digital.

Quick Facts

Full-time: 3 years / 4 years
Starting in: January, September
Tuition Fee: 15,240 CAD per year
Location: Winnipeg Campus, Winnipeg, Canada

Majoring in Rhetoric and Communications will help you become a highly adaptable communicator with superb hands-on skills in drafting, revising, and editing. You will also acquire the theoretical and analytical background to prepare, adapt, interpret, and evaluate messages intended for a wide range of audiences and purposes. In short, Rhetoric and Communications will help you become a “reflective practitioner” – a discerning critic and crafter of language.

This program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree (3-year, 4-year, or Honours).

Students taking an undergraduate degree in another Major may choose to add a Minor in Rhetoric and Communications as a secondary area of interest.

Career Possibilities

Graduates have developed abilities that are valued in a wide range of careers. They may become fundraising consultants, public affairs officers, media coordinators, publicity agents, museum or gallery educators, technical or scientific writers, copywriters, or copy editors. They may also pursue careers in government and politics (for example, as a speech writer, researcher, or press secretary), health (communications officer), and business (public information officer).

Learn more

Click to download program brochure

Get Started Today!

Fill out this form to request more info on tuition, course details & more.

Request free information

Your privacy matters and your data will be held in accordance with The University of Winnipeg's privacy policy as well as Studyportals’ privacy statement and terms of use. You consent to receiving marketing material from The University of Winnipeg and Studyportals about furthering your education. You understand that these calls/emails/texts may be generated using an automated technology. You also consent that Studyportals can verify your course search and enrolment progress via publicly available information or via education institutions you’ve shown an interest in, with which we can share your personal details (for verification purposes only).
You can contact The University of Winnipeg and Studyportals at any time to exercise your personal data rights.

What our students say

“My training in Rhetoric and Communications helped me learn quickly how to read and write in law school. I knew how to cut to what’s important – a crucial skill when your assigned reading for the week is more than you can physically carry. I would definitely recommend the Major to those thinking of pursuing law.”

Paul Klippenstein (BA), who went on to study Law at McGill University in Montreal

Career Possibilities