Project Criteria

Projects are an essential part of STORYWORKS and are the students’ first taste of the industry.

Appropriate projects should fit the following criteria:

  • Each project will be completed within the assigned semester
  • Each project will be supervised by the course instructor but will be driven by a client
  • Each project will be directly related to the course of study
  • Each project will have a defined deliverable with a suitable scope for the student(s)
  • Each project can provide a client reference about the student work
  • Project files can be archived by Centennial College, including document, video, or audio files

There are different types of project a student can partake in, some of which are described below:

The industry project with a traditional industry client

The client provides a brief and project scope to the instructor, who assigns it to student(s).

Example projects include:

  • A press kit for a local business
  • Social media strategy for a new product or agency client
  • Video production about a client product, initiative, or event
  • Website creation for a new business or charity
  • Development of media relations for an upcoming event
The student-initiated industry project

This type of project is developed by the student and initiated among their network. This allows the student to create a project that is more meaningful to them.

Example projects include:

  • Developing a dance and performing it at a school
  • Creating an art installation for a local business
  • Writing articles about a local issue
  • Developing promotional materials for a business in the student’s network
  • Promoting a local event
Internal client projects – working with a Centennial College Department

This type of project is similar to the traditional client project, only with a Centennial employee as the client.

Example projects include:

  • Organizing activities for Industry Night for the Marketing Department
  • Auditing program websites for consistency and developing a finding reports for the IT department
  • Filming a Colts’ game for the Department of Athletics
  • Working with ACCEL clients to develop their marketing strategy
  • Creating a CCTV campaign for CGCEI or Career Services
Collaborative projects with an outside or internal client

This type of project is also similar to the traditional client project, except it requires more than one department to complete. This type benefits those programs that don’t have traditional client outlets a chance to gain experience in their field. It also fosters collaboration between disciplines that often happens in larger-scale commercial or charitable ventures.

Example projects include:

  • Working with Career Services to organize workshops on student issues
  • Working with The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion to create a mobile installation
  • Working with an outside partner, such as Heritage Toronto or TDSB, to develop, curate, and promote a large-scale heritage installation
  • Curation and promotion of a Fine Arts show in the Gallery on behalf of a client mandate
  • Designing, promoting, and performing a student showcase that is based on the mandate of a partner organization, such as Covenant House