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Documentary Media (MFA)

Program Overview

Housed in Ryerson’s School of Image Arts, the Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Media brings together existing traditions of documentary with emerging practices. Innovative in approach, the program offers students the possibility of working in film, photography and/or new media. Exploring a range of subject matter, students’ projects may take the form of narrative films, print-based and interactive photographic books, web or multi-platform documentaries and/or gallery-based installations.

Our graduates may be found in diverse occupations including film and television production companies, arts administration, and freelance careers as filmmakers, photographers and new media producers. Other graduates have pursued studies at the PhD level and careers in education.

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How to Apply

Once you’ve made an informed choice about which program(s) you are going to apply to, preparing your application requires careful research and planning. Start here


At Ryerson, we recognize that pursuing graduate studies is a significant financial investment. There are a number of funding packages – internal and external – available to graduate students.

Finding a Supervisor

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