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Communications and Media Fundamentals

Centennial College

Faculty:School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design
Degree:Certificate; Online
Field of Study:Communication and Media Studies, Other
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Communication, General
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,172
International: $16,396

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2020.



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.

This course will be asynchronous online, meaning you can access and engage with the course material anytime, anywhere, each week.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    -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

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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