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Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Program Website: ryersoncreative.ca
Administered by: School of Creative Industries
Program Format: Full-time, four-year program.

The Creative Industries program gives students a deep understanding of how organizations in media, fashion, publishing, music, design and performance operate as creative and commercial organizations. The curriculum includes creative studies, humanities and business management, providing students with a comprehensive education to prepare them for a wide range of careers upon graduation.

Admission Information

O.S.S.D. with six Grade 12 U/M courses including Grade 12 U English.

Notes: 

  1. ENG4U/EAE4U is the preferred English.
  2. A grade of 70 percent or higher will be required in Grade 12 U English.
  3. Subject to competition, candidates may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum.
Program Overview/Curriculum Information

Core courses develop your competencies in communication, digital technology, critical thinking, research design, collaboration and teamwork while informing you about the economic, legal, political and technological environment in which Canadian and international creative enterprises function.

As you proceed through the program you select two Creative-Content Modules from Table II to focus your studies. These modules of six courses offer students exposure to creative fields, including film, television, live performance, music, publishing, news media and fashion. You’ll learn about the historical, artistic and production aspects of these fields while examining how they function as businesses, both domestically and globally. At the same time, you undertake a business specialization that provides you with the business, management and entrepreneurial skills vital to your future career. The interdisciplinary design of the program and the broad range of elective choice give you the flexibility to shape your studies to fit your personal interests and aspirations. You may also elect to combine your program with a minor in another discipline.

The University’s downtown location in Canada’s media, artistic and financial capital provides an ideal setting for the study of the Creative Industries and for your work placement in fourth year.

Students must take three lower level liberal studies courses and three upper level liberal studies courses to graduate. Students must not choose courses that are restricted for their program or major.

Please refer to the liberal studies chapter of this calendar for more information on the Liberal Studies Policy. Further information on liberal studies can also be found at the Faculty of Arts' Liberal Studies website.

Students may pursue any Minor offered by Ryerson (with some exceptions). Please refer to the Minors chapter of this calendar for further information on individual Minor requirements and exclusions.

Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible program exclusions. Please refer to the Certificate Registration section of the Curriculum Advising website for complete details.

Full-Time, Four-Year Program

1st Semester

REQUIRED:

BSM 100 The New Business: From Idea to Reality
CRI 100 Creative Industries Overview
PLX 111 Imagining the Creative City

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONAL:
One course from Table II (Creative-Content Modules)

2nd Semester

REQUIRED:

BSM 200 The Growing Business: Breaking Even
CMN 210 Text, Image and Sound
CRI 200 IP Issues in the Digital Age

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONAL:
One course from Table II (Creative-Content Modules)

REQUIRED:

CRI 300 Digital Design Studio
CRI 400 Entrepreneurship in Creative Industries

PROFESSIONAL: Four courses from Table II (Creative-Content Modules).

PROFESSIONAL: Two courses from Table III (Business Module).

LIBERAL STUDIES: One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

LIBERAL STUDIES: One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

Revised 2017-2018.

REQUIRED:

ACC 340 Financial Management
BSM 600 The Mature Business
CMN 313 Organizational Problem Solving and Report Writing
CRI 600 The Creative Process

PROFESSIONAL and OPEN ELECTIVES:
Two courses from Table I* or Open Elective Table.

PROFESSIONAL: Four courses from Table II (Creative-Content Modules).

LIBERAL STUDIES: Two courses from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

*At least two Table I courses must be taken before graduation. 

REQUIRED:

CRI 700 Human Resources in Creative Industries
CRI 710 Creative Industries Research Methodology
CRI 810 Studies in Creative Collaboration
CRI 800 Managing Creative Enterprises

PROFESSIONAL: Two courses from Table II (Creative-Content Modules).

PROFESSIONAL and OPEN ELECTIVES:
Four courses from Table I* or the Open Elective Table.

*At least two Table I courses must be taken before graduation

Program Advisory Council

A Program Advisory Council (PAC) is a group of volunteers that provides expert advice to a school or department on program related matters such as curriculum, program review, technology and trends in the industry, discipline or profession. For more information, see Senate Policy #158 (Program Advisory Councils).

Dr. Greg Baeker
Director, Cultural Development
Millier Dickinson Blais

Rita Davies
Cultural Consultant and Chief Executive Officer
Culture Capital

Michael Levine
Chairman
Westwood Creative Artists (Literary Agency)
Executive Producer

Diane Mahoney
Managing Director
Bruce Mau Design

Alexandra Montgomery
Vice President, Philanthropy
Tides Canada

Konrad Skorupa
Cultural Development Officer
City of Toronto - Economic Development and Culture

John Schoales
Senior Economic Policy Advisor - Creative Cluster Policy Unit
Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport

Jeffrey Remedios
President
Universal Music Canada

ryersoncreative.ca/our-school/advisory-council