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Graduate Certificate in Arts and Entertainment Journalism

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The Arts and Entertainment Journalism program is a cross-disciplinary offering that gives you a solid grounding in this exciting field, including a strong focus on reporting, criticism, social media, imaging and multi-platform design.

This two-semester Journalism program is perfect for those with a passion for music, theatre, film, television, dance or culture. In your courses, you learn to write snappy, relevant and market-driven stories for multiple platforms. You'll also learn the social science aspect of pop culture in a Canadian and global context, and develop the critical voice and critical thinking that are essential to working in the industry.

To round out training, you gain an understanding of arts promotion and publicity, and complete a six-week industry field placement. Upon completion of the program, you will have a portfolio of writing samples produced in a variety of media including album, concert and theatre reviews, columns and profiles.

Please note: This 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.

Program Highlights

  • There is a strong focus on developing entrepreneurial skills along with personal branding to help you stand out in the industry.
  • You have the ability to work with faculty drawn from all sectors of the industry, and to participate in client-focused projects.
  • The Story Arts Centre campus, where the program is based, offers access to publishing, radio and television broadcasting facilities along with a fully functioning newsroom.
  • Hands-on, real-world experience is available through award-winning community media, including the East York Observer newspaper and the Toronto Observer news website and a variety of student-generated online platforms.

Career Outlook

  • Arts and Entertainment reporter
  • Freelance writer
  • Online journalist
  • Photographer
  • Publicist
  • Online marketing professional

Areas of Employment

  • Large and small newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Online publications
  • Radio and television newsrooms
  • Public relations agencies
  • TV and film production companies

Visit the Graduate Certificate in Arts and Entertainment Journalism page on the Centennial College website for more details!





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