Lifestyle Media

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Program Code: 6436

School: School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design

Credential: Graduate Certificate

Program Type: Graduate Certificate program

Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters

Start Date: Fall

Location: Story Arts Centre

Email: cguertin@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 8662

The Lifestyle Media program is a one-of-a-kind graduate certificate program designed to train specialized media professionals who are at the hub of lifestyle media.

In this media program's courses, you collaborate effectively with real-world industry partners, clients and audiences to produce quality content for web, social media and traditional media platforms.

Lifestyle communicators are subject-matter experts who are able to take their passion and depth of knowledge to reach behind the scenes and share these worlds with audiences who want to both learn and be entertained. Successful lifestyle communicators influence trends and tastes and can become trusted sources of reliable information for many.

You also gain the skills necessary to work entrepreneurially using contemporary digital media platforms and technologies and market yourself as an independent brand.

Please note: This media program requires you to have and use a mobile computing device that meets or exceeds the recommended hardware and software requirements. For more information, please visit Mobile Learning Programs.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
LIME-700 Lifestyle History and Criticism Story Arts Centre
LIME-701 The Business of Media and Marketplace Story Arts Centre
LIME-710 Social Media Foundations Story Arts Centre
LIME-720 Visual Communications Technology Story Arts Centre
LIME-730 Writing a Lifestyle Identity Story Arts Centre
LIME-731 Writing for Lifestyle Media Story Arts Centre
LIME-770 Global Lifestyle Media Landscape Story Arts Centre
LIME-771 The Science of Lifestyle Story Arts Centre
LIME-780 Industry Experience Preparation Story Arts Centre
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
LIME-702 Entrepreneurial Business Planning and Promotion Story Arts Centre
LIME-711 Measurement and Analytics Story Arts Centre
LIME-712 Multimedia Studio Production Story Arts Centre
LIME-713 Advanced Digital Media Tools Story Arts Centre
LIME-781 Industry Experiential Practicum Story Arts Centre
LIME-790 Field Placement Story Arts Centre

Program Highlights

  • The Lifestyle Media interdisciplinary curriculum includes writing, visual communications, social media and entrepreneurship.
  • You gain the ability to develop sector-specific expertise in areas such as fashion, beauty, food and health.
  • There is a strong focus on social media and web production, including analytics and measurement.
  • You participate in an industry field placement in an area of your interest.

Career Outlook

  • Spokesperson
  • Columnist
  • Freelance producer
  • Freelance writer
  • Content marketing specialist

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 program admission session where applicants will:

  • Complete an applicant questionnaire
  • Submit a resumé

Note: After applying, applicants will receive a letter advising 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. The program's individual incidental fees have not been included. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $3,982.50 $973.00 $4,955.50
International $13,283.00 $2,256.00 $15,539.00