What will I learn?

The Public Relations – Corporate Communications program takes just two semesters to complete and is one of the most highly regarded Public Relations (PR) programs in Toronto.

The courses in this Public Relations Graduate Certificate program, which is based at the Story Arts Centre campus, reflect the thinking that no two days in PR are alike. The industry experts who teach the courses ensure you:

Learn to research, write, plan, edit, design and implement everything from strategic communications plans and employee newsletters to gala dinners for hundreds of people.

Gain an understanding of how communications strategies influence employee attitudes, shift stakeholders' opinions and tell an organization's story to the media.

Connect with the PR industry.

You may want to consider this School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design program if you have previously completed post-secondary education, possess strong writing skills and have the ability to manage various projects at the same time.

Program Highlights

This Public Relations program's curriculum highlights learning by doing while emphasizing employability skills and landing a job.

The offering leads the way in social media and PR content.

Because the program is facilitated from Centennial College's Story Arts Centre in Toronto, you are close to the heart of Toronto's PR industry.

You complete a full-time, eight-week field placement in the industry.

Career Outlook

  • Corporate communicator
  • PR consultant
  • Community manager
  • Communications coordinator
  • Digital media specialist
  • Event planner
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Media relations coordinator
  • Social media coordinator

Areas of Employment

  • Public relations agencies
  • Hospitals and health care providers
  • Government ministries and agencies
  • Trade associations
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Financial institutions
  • Entertainment companies
  • Public and private business

Which department am I in?

School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
CAD$13,283.00 (US$ 10,168) per year
Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.

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

Start date

3 September 2019

Venue

Story Arts Centre

951 Carlaw Avenue,

TORONTO,

Ontario (ON),

M4K 3M2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a university degree or a three-year college diploma from a recognized institution. English Language Requirements: TOEFL - 580 Paper-based 88+ minimums of 22 for the Internet based test; MELAB - Score of 82; IELTS - 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0. Additional English language communications clinic sessions will be required and assigned for any single band score area below 6.5. CAEL - Overall 70, Writing score 60; Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 60+; International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) - 4.1+; Cambridge English Exams: Proficiency (CPE), Advanced (CAE), First (FCE) - 180+.

For international students

Academic Requirements

  • College diploma or university degree in any discipline
  • We will consider applicants who have successfully completed partial post-secondary education (minimum two years) and have relevant work experience

Additional Requirements

Attend a mandatory Corporate Communications and Public Relations program admission session where applicants will:

  • Complete writing and editing exercise
  • Submit two writing samples
  • Submit an up-to-date resume

English Language Requirements:

  • TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based) or TOEFL (computer-based) 88+ (with no test below 22)
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5+ (with no single test score below 6.0)
  • CAEL with an overall band score of 70; writing score 60, or
  • MELAB score of 82, or
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 60 plus, or
  • ITEP ( International Test of English Proficiency) score of 4.1 plus
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About this uni

94% of employers revealed that they are either satisfied or very satisfied after hiring work-ready graduates from Centennial.

  • One of Canada’s multicultural higher education institutions
  • Students benefit from the job-aligned courses
  • National award-winning Centre of Entrepreneurship
  • Offers facilities to simulate dynamic work environment