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Creative Industries (BA)

Program Overview


  • Full-Time, Four-Year

Degree Earned: Bachelor of Arts

Ontario Secondary School Students:
2017 Grade Range for Admission / Wait List Consideration
: 82-88%+*

Can you envision an entrepreneurial career in media, entertainment, design or the visual and performing arts? Are you excited to learn how the creative process functions in diverse organizations and how new technology is reshaping what they do and how they do it? Would you like to work with artists of all types to transform creative ideas into a variety of cultural products and services, from television shows and films to music recordings and ebooks? Do you want to acquire solid business, communication and management skills and apply these to one of the most dynamic sectors of our economy? If so, then Ryerson’s interdisciplinary program in Creative Industries—the first program of its kind in Canada—is the place for you.

This program selects students on the basis of academic achievement/grades only. Additional non-academic requirements are not required for admission consideration.

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2018 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Fees Range: $7,421 - $8,173
International Fees Range: $24,795 - $25,374

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • A minimum grade of 70% or higher will be required in Grade 12 U English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.

"The unique part about my program is that we have a business specialization. Even though we are learning about more creative fields we also have that entrepreneurship element, learning how to start up a company and how to grow that company and learning about human resources and marketing and that's really, really important in any job that we have. So I think that that extra amount of education, that extra part about learning about business, is really going to help us to get out in front of the crowd."

Third Year, Creative Industries