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Certificate in Communications and Media Fundamentals Centennial College




Course info


The Communications and Media Foundations program at Centennial College is an intensive one-year preparation undertaking. Students looking for a pathway to pursue further post-secondary education should consider this offering, which will help to develop communication skills while offering an introduction to the communications and media industries.

With guidance from experienced School of Communications, Media and Design faculty members and practical application of theory, students in the Communications and Media Foundations program will obtain the fundamentals for short and long-term success.

In this Communications and Media Foundations program, students will:

  • Partake in creative exploration and experimentation with contemporary digital and social media production tools
  • Create and maintain a forum in social media networks using rich media applications
  • Apply theoretical principles to produce practical and focused written communications and media solutions
  • Research and describe media forms, audiences, platforms, and "traditional" and "non-traditional" communication methods
  • Use appropriate vocabulary, terminology, basic numeracy and communicative strategies necessary in the communications and media environment
  • Apply developed English language skills to a presentation portfolio
  • Write and present in basic narrative formats for a variety of media platforms
  • Examine roles and responsibilities of a global citizen in personal and professional life
  • Examine beliefs, values and behaviours that form individual and community identities and the basis for respectful relationships
  • Apply knowledge of communications and media workplaces, environments and practices to develop job search strategies and early career success strategies.

Program Highlights

Upon successful completion of the Communications and Media Foundations program, students will receive an offer to one of following programs at Centennial College's School of Communication, Media and Design:

  • Three-year advanced diploma Advertising and Marketing Communications Management program
  • Three-year advanced diploma Journalism program
  • Three-year advanced diploma Broadcasting and Film program

Career Outlook

  • Journalist
  • Broadcaster
  • Advertiser (all with additional education)

Areas of Employment

This is a pathway program for students who would like to pursue further post-secondary education. Upon graduation, they will be equipped for further study in programs leading to careers in journalism, broadcasting and advertising.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Certificate in Communications and Media Fundamentals.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

CAD$13,283.00 (7,11,322) per year

Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


07 Jan, 03 Sep


Story Arts Centre

951 Carlaw Avenue,


Ontario (ON),

M4K 3M2, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission.

English Language Requirements:

  • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 80+ (internet based with no test below 20)
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0+ (with no single test score below 5.5)
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) with an overall band score of 60
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 51 plus
  • ITEP (International Test of English Proficiency) score of 3.7 plus.

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