|Faculty:||School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design
|Field of Study:||Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Mass Communication/Media Studies
|Description:||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.
Some of the courses are held in labs/studios but the first semester can be completed at a distance for those unable to travel. The School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design has invested in virtualization and simulation software which enables students learning at a distance in any of our programs to operate computer lab technology at a distance and simulate other learning experiences.