About the School

Welcome to the Story Arts Centre

The Story Arts Centre — home to Centennial College's School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design — opened in the fall of 1994 as a campus dedicated to digital media and is home to nearly 1,300 full-time students enrolled in communications, media, art, design, advertising, public relations, journalism, integrated media, culture, entertainment, and performing arts programs.

Located close to downtown Toronto, just minutes from Pape Subway Station, the Story Arts Centre sits at the heart of Toronto's media, design, culture and arts hubs. The campus is a meticulously restored, 104,000-square-foot modernist masterpiece that serves as a dramatic backdrop for students to learn and tell their stories.

The campus has a storied past. It was originally built as the Toronto Teachers College and achieved worldwide fame as the setting for Degrassi High, one of Canada's longest running and most successful television productions, which was filmed on location from 1989 to 1991.

The Story Arts Centre features

  • 16,500-square-foot television studio
  • Video, audio and post-production facilities
  • Photography studio and digital imaging labs
  • Library and digital resource centre
  • State-of-the-art newsroom with live broadcast capabilities
  • Fitness centre

Our post-secondary, post-graduate, and joint and degree programs are all highly regarded by their respective industries and our Key Performance Indicators (KPI) routinely rank the School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design as the best of all the schools at Centennial and among the other GTA colleges.