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Food Media

Program Details

  • Program Code:1833
  • School:School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts
  • Credential:Graduate Certificate
  • Program Type:Post-diploma program
  • Program Length:1 year/ 2 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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Centennial College's Food Media graduate certificate program brings your passion for the food industry and media together to provide you with the skills necessary to succeed as a food product creator, developer, presenter, advertiser and marketer. In this hospitality program, students will develop the skills and tools necessary to advertise and market their own food product or service through a focus on the entrepreneurial use of personalized branding and marketing.

Students will also be able to identify the target market audience, design and deliver creative messages and negotiate for the appropriate media product to achieve the desired communication and presentation results.

Using their creative skills and food knowledge, graduates will harness the power of the media to deliver messages to attract revenue-generating streams and opportunities.

This graduate certificate program is delivered in intensive, three-day format (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday) per week for the flexibility of the working professional.

Program Highlights

Program graduates will be equipped with the skills to identify and implement entrepreneurial opportunities in a food media-related field such as freelance food writing, food stylist editing, food styling specialists, food blogging, blog editing and food segment producing.

Additionally, graduates can find employment in both the public and private sectors, including advertising and marketing communications media agencies, healthcare and educational institutions, not-for-profit organizations, newspapers and magazines, television and radio broadcasting companies and other media-based industries such as out-of-home marketing communications and trade promotions.

It’s Your Shift Training and Awareness Program

The program includes an innovative industry training and awareness certification – It’s Your Shift.  The certification equips students with the crucial knowledge and provides current resources focused on sexual harassment prevention and safe practices for intervention as frontline workers or managers. It will support graduates as they enter the hospitality industry to become leaders for the prevention of sexual harassment and contribute to the evolution of safe and welcoming work environments.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Career Outlook

  • Freelance Food Writer
  • Food Stylist Editor
  • Food Stylist Specialist
  • Food Blogger
  • Blog Editor
  • Food Segment Producer

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • College diploma or university degree in any discipline
  • We will consider applicants who have successfully completed partial post-secondary education and have relevant work experience in hospitality
  • Proof of English Proficiency

How to Apply

How to Apply

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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 Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $4,458.00 $973.00 $5,431.00
International $13,283.00 $2,256.00 $15,539.00

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