Communications and Arts Program Opens Doors

Is attending a communications or arts program your ultimate goal? Do you lack the credentials you need to attend it? Centennial College’s art program, officially known as General Arts and Science – Arts Program, offers students a pathway into a variety of offerings by equipping them with the know-how to navigate college or university-level undertakings. This arts programs run from one to four semesters in length, depending on your future goals.

The arts program is best suited for a specific number of individuals. It is for you if you: are considering college programs such as Communication Arts, Child Studies, Community Services, or Hospitality and Tourism Administration; would like to apply to a university arts degree program; are undecided about your ultimate career goals and simply wish to explore various opportunities; do not possess the academic admission credentials needed to enter university or are unsure that university is the right choice for you.

How exactly does the arts program benefit such a wide range of people? First and foremost, students study a variety of subjects in the humanities and social sciences, and obtain communications and learning skills.

Secondly, students are also given the power by being able to determine the length of the program — running from one to four semesters — depending on future goals.

Some specific courses in the Arts program include: Concepts in Humanities (intended to assist college students to develop several articulate and informed concepts appropriate for observing, participating in and appraising work in the disciplines of the Humanities — history, philosophy, poetry, myth, theatre, fine arts, architecture, music and film); Principles of Sociology (introduces students to the basic concepts and methods of sociology so they see the connection between the individual and society plus connections among key sociological concepts such as culture, socialization, norms, race, gender and social class, to understand how social forces shape our behaviour); 20th Century History (examines the complex events and forces of the past one hundred years. The topics covered include the political, social, economic, cultural, intellectual, and religious movements that created almost constant conflict as well as constant progress); and more.

After one year of study, with at least a 3.0 GPA, students may proceed directly into the first year of a university arts program. Centennial College’s Arts program has articulated programs with selected universities, institutes and professional associations. These schools include: Athabasca University, Griffith University, Ryerson University and York University.

Applicants interested in this Centennial College Arts program are required to have completed at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or have mature student status (19 years of age). Additionally, they must have completed the English Grade 12 (C or U) or equivalent, or skills assessment? Please note, possession of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to program.

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