Television & Film - Business

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Program Code: 6430

School: School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design

Credential: Graduate Certificate

Program Type: Graduate Certificate program

Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters

Start Date: Fall

Location: Story Arts Centre


Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 8755

The Centennial College Television and Film – Business program is a unique program that prepares you to take on the business aspects of the television and film production industry.

Today's film and television producers need more than just good ideas and a crew to get their projects off the ground. They need people with the skills to handle the financing, management, legal, distribution and business affairs.

The two-semester – Television and Film - Business graduate certificate program offered by the School of Communication, Media, Arts and Design emphasizes the importance of an entrepreneurial spirit and a global outlook. As such, you explore the legal, financial and regulatory frameworks of the industry and develop skills necessary for producing in the current Canadian and international market. To round out your training, you complete a field placement that allows you to gain experience in the industry prior to graduation.

Please note: This graduate certificate program requires you to have and use a mobile computing device that meets or exceeds the recommended hardware and software requirements. For more information, please visit Mobile Learning Programs.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
FTVB-701 The Business of Producing 1 Story Arts Centre
FTVB-702 Accounting for Film & Television 1 Story Arts Centre
FTVB-703 Production Management and Coordination 1 Story Arts Centre
FTVB-704 Entertainment Law 1 Story Arts Centre
FTVB-707 Financing and Funding Story Arts Centre
FTVB-709 Production Basics Story Arts Centre
FTVB-710 Survey of Contemporary Screen Media Story Arts Centre
FTVB-722 Professional Practice Story Arts Centre
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
FTVB-706 Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Story Arts Centre
FTVB-711 The Business of Producing 2 Story Arts Centre
FTVB-712 Accounting for Film & Television 2 Story Arts Centre
FTVB-713 Production Management and Coordination 2 Story Arts Centre
FTVB-714 Entertainment Law 2 Story Arts Centre
FTVB-715 International Coproduction Story Arts Centre
FTVB-716 Funding and Financing 2 Story Arts Centre
FTVB-717 International Distribution Story Arts Centre
FTVB-721 Field Placement Story Arts Centre
FTVB-799 Storyworks Story Arts Centre

Program Highlights

This program is unique in Canada, and it:

  • Combines knowledge of the film and television industry with the principles and practices of accounting and business.
  • Focuses on developing strategies and plans for various business aspects of the film and television industry (i.e. project financing, program sales and marketing plans, and business plans for the launch and operation of an independent production company).
  • Integrates knowledge of the global marketplace, distribution models and additional revenue sources.
  • Provides opportunities to learn production techniques through the various stages of pre-production, production and postproduction in both a crew and leadership positions.

Career Outlook

  • Production co-ordinator
  • Production manager
  • Business affairs associate
  • Business affairs officer
  • Production accountant
  • Distribution associate
  • Associate producer
  • Producer
  • Independent producer

Academic Requirements

  • College advanced diploma (three years) or university degree (three or four years) in any discipline
  • We will also consider applicants who present a combination of successful completion of partial post-secondary education and work experience in a related field (film and television, communications, accounting and business management)

Additional Requirements

Attend a mandatory program admission session where applicants will:

  • Submit a letter of interest in the program
  • Submit an up-to-date resume

Note: After applying, applicants will receive a letter advising how to book the program admission session.


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 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.

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

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

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 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.

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

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $4,909.00 $1,013.00 $5,922.00
International $13,283.00 $2,296.00 $15,579.00