School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design Blog

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Three times Public Relations was used for social good

We tend to only think of public relations professionals as being the people companies call in when things go wrong. While that's certainly a part of their job, what they're usually doing is finding new ways for companies and their customers to interact. More importantly, though, it isn't just for the sake of commercial advertising. The art of public relations can also be used to do real good in the world. Here's three examples, and if you're taking our graduate certificate program at the Story Arts Centre, you'll be learning how to launch campaigns like these.


Lifestyle Media: Blogger vs Columnist

Lifestyle media has become its own industry thanks to an increased interest in food, wellness, entertainment and more. The people who contribute to this industry must have some specific knowledge about the changing media landscape. Centennial College’s Lifestyle Media program can help.

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Tools of the Trade: What you need to succeed in graphic design

Do you have what it takes to be a successful graphic designer? While some of the skills you need are obvious (being creative, for example), others may surprise you. Centennial College's graphic design program can teach you all the skills you need to succeed.

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3D Animation's Role in 2017's Most Anticipated Video Games

3D animation plays a major part in creating today’s most anticipated video games — whether you’re fighting cartels in South America or futuristic robot dinosaurs in some far-off imagined world. Centennial College's Animation – 3D program teaches students what they need to know, not only for games but also for movies and TV.

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History's Most Expensive Paintings

Art can range from the mass produced items you can buy at Ikea to the paintings at the Art Gallery of Ontario — and its price range can be just as dramatic. What are the most expensive art pieces ever sold? If this sort of question intrigues you, Centennial College's Arts Management program may be for you.

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Putting out fires: How Public Relations professionals handle PR disasters

The general public often looks at public relations disasters as entertainment but for PR professionals, they are anything but. Learning what goes into managing a PR crisis may help you to decide if this career is for you — so can Centennial College's Public Relations - Corporate Communications program.

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There’s an app for that: The world of user design

There are millions of apps out there that help us organize our lives. And while they magically appear on our phones, a lot of work goes into launching a successful app. You can learn all you need to know at Centennial College’s Interactive Media Management program.

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