Communications and Arts Program Opens DoorsIs attending a communications or arts program your ultimate goal? Doyou lack the credentials you need to attend it? Centennial College’s artprogram, officially known as General Arts and Science – Arts Program,offers students a pathway into a variety of offerings by equippingthem with the know-how to navigate college or university-levelundertakings. This arts programs run from one to four semesters inlength, depending on your future goals.The arts program is best suited for a specific number of individuals. Itis for you if you: are considering college programs such asCommunication Arts, Child Studies, Community Services, orHospitality and Tourism Administration; would like to apply to auniversity arts degree program; are undecided about your ultimatecareer goals and simply wish to explore various opportunities; do notpossess the academic admission credentials needed to enter universityor are unsure that university is the right choice for you.How exactly does the arts program benefit such a wide range ofpeople? First and foremost, students study a variety of subjects in thehumanities and social sciences, and obtain communications andlearning skills.Secondly, students are also given the power by being able todetermine the length of the program — running from one to foursemesters — depending on future goals.Some specific courses in the Arts program include: Concepts inHumanities (intended to assist college students to develop severalarticulate and informed concepts appropriate for observing,participating in and appraising work in the disciplines of theHumanities — history, philosophy, poetry, myth, theatre, fine arts,architecture, music and film); Principles of Sociology (introducesstudents to the basic concepts and methods of sociology so they seethe connection between the individual and society plus connectionsamong key sociological concepts such as culture, socialization, norms,race, gender and social class, to understand how social forces shapeour behaviour); 20th Century History (examines the complex eventsand forces of the past one hundred years. The topics covered includethe political, social, economic, cultural, intellectual, and religiousmovements that created almost constant conflict as well as constantprogress); and more.
After one year of study, with at least a 3.0 GPA, students may proceeddirectly into the first year of a university arts program. CentennialCollege’s Arts program has articulated programs with selecteduniversities, institutes and professional associations. These schoolsinclude: Athabasca University, Griffith University, Ryerson Universityand York University.Applicants interested in this Centennial College Arts program arerequired to have completed at minimum an Ontario Secondary SchoolDiploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or have mature student status (19years of age). Additionally, they must have completed the EnglishGrade 12 (C or U) or equivalent, or skills assessment? Please note,possession of minimum admission requirements does not guaranteeadmission to program.Author Details: Klaudia is the author of this article about the artsprogram & Arts Colleges at Centennial College, which allows studentsto determine how long they remain in it depending on their goals.