Program Code: 6424
School: School of Communications, Media and Design
Credential: Graduate Certificate
Program Type: Graduate Certificate program
Program Length: 1 year/ 3 semesters
Start Date: Fall
Location: Story Arts Centre
Centennial College’s Children’s Media post-graduate program will not only teach you how to create memories and childhood heroes of a new generation, it will do so in a one-of-a-kind way.
Guided by industry professionals at the School of Communications, Media and Design, this first-of-its-kind in Canada program will teach you to create, manage and market numerous media products for the rapidly growing children’s market. The undertaking will explore various media including; television, interactive digital media, books and games. This range will allow you to hone your creative storytelling abilities, business skills and production management practices for the development of unique and innovative educational or entertaining children’s media content.
You will also learn all about the major components of the children’s media industry, including production, budget and financing, marketing, publishing and business management Lastly, you will develop insight into child development, and the social and ethical issues related to entertaining children.
To ensure that you are ready to begin your career as a highly skilled content producer, the one-year Children’s Media program will include industry events and an industry field placement in a Canadian media organization. These opportunities will allow you to build networking skills and gain contacts to assist in your career launch and growth.
From Polka Dot Door and Mr Dressup to a Annedroids and Almost Naked Animals, the business of creating exciting, quality children’s media is a key part of the Canadian entertainment industry.
Please note: This program requires students to have and use a mobile computing device (i.e. a laptop or tablet) and software that meets or exceeds the school’s recommended requirements.
|Course Code||Course Title||Location|
|CHLD-701||Intro. to Child Development||Story Arts Centre|
|CHLD-703||Integrated Media for Children's Entertainment||Story Arts Centre|
|CHLD-704||The Business of Children's Entertainment 1||Story Arts Centre|
|CHLD-705||Survey of Children's Entertainment||Story Arts Centre|
|CHLD-707||Team Building||Story Arts Centre|
|CHLD-708||Writing for Children's Entertainment 1||Story Arts Centre|
|CHLD-709||Licensing and Merchandising||Story Arts Centre|
|CHLD-724||Introduction to the Production Process||Story Arts Centre|
|Course Code||Course Title||Location|
|CHLD-702||Develop a Project||Story Arts Centre|
|CHLD-711||Producing the Project||Story Arts Centre|
|CHLD-712||Marketing Integrated Media for Children's Entertainment||Story Arts Centre|
|CHLD-713||The Business of Children's Entertainment 2||Story Arts Centre|
|CHLD-714||Writing for Children's Entertainment 2||Story Arts Centre|
|CHLD-718||Television Production||Story Arts Centre|
|Course Code||Course Title||Location|
|CHLD-721||Industry Field Placement||Story Arts Centre|
|CHLD-722||Professional Practice||Story Arts Centre|
|CHLD-723||Children’s Books||Story Arts Centre|
|CHLD-728||Advanced Writing for Children's Entertainment||Story Arts Centre|
- Industry and education professionals developed this unique program.
- To prepare you for a career in the children’s entertainment field, the program will include hands-on, practical training that includes the use of on-site professional software, pitching to broadcasters and producers and visits to production companies
- You will work with high-level professionals who will not only teach you but also help you to connect with the industry.
- Among the specific areas that the offering will cover are: writing for children’s media, marketing children’s entertainment products, project management, pitching, TV and multi-platform production, team building for creative production, child development, licensing and merchandising, the legal and regulatory aspects of children’s media, personal branding and career planning, and navigating the domestic and international marketplace.
Centennial College launched its Children’s Media post-graduate certificate program in September 2009. It was born through the recognition that Canada has, for many years, been a leader in the creation and production of internationally successful children’s entertainment properties. The School of Communication, Media and Design program was formulated and developed by some of the very best and most respected contemporary producers, writers and industry leaders in Canada. As well, it is continuously guided by an active program advisory committee with members from across the spectrum of areas that involve and affect children’s entertainment — from education and early childhood specialists to toy manufacturers to interactive digital media producers.
Through the program, students gain a solid developmental understanding of their audience, a strategic and entrepreneurial approach to their careers, a global perspective, and the passion and commitment to become tomorrow’s industry leaders.
- Children’s Writer
- Marketing Specialist
- Project Manager
- Content Manager
- Children’s TV Producer
- Children’s Multi-platform Producer
- College diploma or university degree program in any discipline
- We will consider applicants who have successfully completed partial post-secondary education (minimum two years) and have relevant work experience
Attend a mandatory Program Admission Session where applicants will:
- submit an up to date resume
- complete a writing assessment
- After applying, applicants will receive a letter with instructions on how to book the Program Admission Session
1. Apply Online
Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.
If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.
If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.
All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.
2. Submit Documents
Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.
Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.
Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).
For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.
3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission
Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.
You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.
You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.
When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.
4. Pay Fees
Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.
You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.
5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)
Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.
Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April
Your web-registration will not open if:
You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.
Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Incidental Fees||Total|