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Graduate Certificate in Television & Film: Business

Course content

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.

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

Areas of Employment

  • Business affairs
  • Accounting
  • Business development
  • Production management/producing

Visit the Graduate Certificate in Television & Film: Business page on the Centennial College website for more details!

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