Communications and Media Fundamentals

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Program Details

  • Program Code:6416
  • School:School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design
  • Credential:Ontario College Certificate
  • Program Type:Certificate program
  • Program Length:1 year/ 2 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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The Communications and Media Fundamentals program at Centennial College is an intensive one-year preparation undertaking. If you're looking for a pathway to pursue further post-secondary education, consider this certificate program, which will help you to develop communication skills while offering an introduction to the communications and media industries.

With guidance from experienced Communications and Media Fundamentals faculty members and practical application of theory, you'll obtain competencies for short- and long-term success.

In this media program's courses, you'll:

  • Partake in creative exploration and experimentation with contemporary digital and social media production tools;
  • Create and maintain forums on social media networks using rich media applications;
  • Apply theoretical principles to produce practical and focused written communications and media solutions;
  • Research and describe media forms, audiences, platforms, and "traditional" and "non-traditional" communication methods;
  • Use appropriate vocabulary, terminology, basic numeracy and communicative strategies necessary for the communications and media environment;
  • Apply developed English language skills to a presentation portfolio;
  • Write and present in basic narrative formats for a variety of media platforms;
  • Examine roles and responsibilities of global citizenship in personal and professional contexts;
  • Examine beliefs, values and behaviours that form individual and community identities and the basis for respectful relationships;
  • Apply knowledge of communications and media workplaces, environments, and practices to develop job search strategies and early career success strategies.


Career Options and Education Pathways

Career Options and Education Pathways

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Program Highlights

When you successfully complete Communications and Media Fundamentals, you'll receive an offer to these College's School of Communication, Media, Arts and Design three-year advanced diploma programs:

  • Advertising and Marketing Communications Management
  • Journalism
  • Broadcasting and Film

Career Outlook

  • Journalist
  • Broadcaster
  • Advertiser
  • (all with additional education)

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission

Note: Applicants who apply to, but who do not meet the admission requirements for the Broadcasting and Film, Journalism, or Advertising and Marketing Communication Management programs may receive an alternate offer to the Communications and Media Fundamentals program.

Additional Requirements

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

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 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 For more information go to Application Fees.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

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

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

International Students

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 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

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 Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2021.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $1,110.24 $3,831.24
International $15,385.50 $1,619.24 $17,004.74

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