Professional and Public Writing


Employers across sectors consistently rank writing as the most essential skill of potential employees. Whatever career you wish to pursue, a major in Professional and Public Writing will help you get there.

The Harrington School of Communication and Media’s Professional and Public Writing program boasts a groundbreaking technology-infused curriculum that prepares creative professional changemakers for today’s workforce. Our program trains writers to produce a broad array of forms, such as podcasts, advertisements, digital stories, virtual reality productions, newsletters, social media, white papers, websites, technical manuals, proposals, blogs, videos, and infographics.

You will work with leading-edge scholars, teachers, and industry experts on real-world projects that hone your writing, design, and production skills, as well as your ability to negotiate and persuade, collaborate, and solve problems. Our graduates are prepared for the burgeoning fields of professional and technical writing and content creation, and to be more effective communicators in a host of other industries.


Professional and Public Writing at the Harrington School?

  • Award-winning teachers and researchers, as well as industry experts
  • Small classes that facilitate extensive one-on-one feedback and coaching
  • Focus on production-centered writing that gets things done
  • Commitment to equity, inclusion, and justice in research and teaching
  • Extensive opportunities to work with real-world clients
  • Creative, flexible curriculum design



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319 Roosevelt Hall
90 Lower College Road
Kingston, RI 02881