Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
Centennial College's Children's Media program not only teaches you how to create the memories and childhood heroes of a new generation, it does so in a one-of-a-kind way.
Guided by industry professionals at the School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design, this first-of-its-kind in Canada program teaches you to create, manage and market numerous media products for the rapidly growing children's market.
This graduate certificate program explores various media including television, interactive digital media, books and games. This range allows 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 also learn all about the major components of the children's media industry, including production, budget, financing, marketing, publishing and business management. Lastly, you 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 skilled content producer, the one-year Children's Media program includes industry events and an industry field placement in a Canadian media organization. These opportunities 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 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 you to have and use a mobile computing device (i.e. laptop, tablet) that meets or exceeds the recommended hardware requirements. For more information, please visit Mobile Learning Programs.
- Industry and education professionals developed this unique Children's Media program.
- To prepare you for a career in the children's entertainment field, the program includes hands-on practical training through the use of on-site professional software, pitching to broadcasters and producers, and visits to production companies
- You work with high-level professionals who not only teach you, but also help you to connect with the industry.
- The specific areas that the offering covers include 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.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
|Course Code||Course Title|
|CHLD-701||Intro. to Child Development|
|CHLD-703||Integrated Media for Children's Entertainment|
|CHLD-704||The Business of Children's Entertainment 1|
|CHLD-705||Survey of Children's Entertainment|
|CHLD-708||Writing for Children's Entertainment 1|
|CHLD-709||Licensing and Merchandising|
|CHLD-710||Introduction to Video Production|
|Course Code||Course Title|
|CHLD-702||Develop a Project|
|CHLD-711||Producing the Project|
|CHLD-712||Marketing Integrated Media for Children's Entertainment|
|CHLD-713||The Business of Children's Entertainment 2|
|CHLD-714||Writing for Children's Entertainment 2|
|CHLD-716||Media Production 2|
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
- Children's writer
- Marketing specialist
- Project manager
- Content manager
- Children's TV producer
- Children's multi-platform producer
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- Three-year college diploma or university degree (for select programs, a two-year diploma or degree is permitted) from a recognized institution. Most programs will consider applicants with partial education (two years) combined with two years of work experience relevant to the program.
Attend a mandatory program admission session where applicants will:
- Submit an up-to-date resume
- Complete a writing assessment
Note: After applying, applicants will receive a letter with instructions on how to book the program admission session.
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
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.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on three semesters, beginning Fall 2017.
|Student||Tuition (3 Semesters)||Incidental Fees||Total|