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RTA School of Media: Sport Media (BA)

Program Overview


  • Full-Time, Four-Year

Degree Earned: Bachelor of Arts

Ontario Secondary School Students:
2017 Grade Range for Admission / Wait List Consideration
: 80%+*

The world of sport media—including game coverage, feature productions, information and news programming and sports marketing—has become more sophisticated and more vast than ever before. Whether on television, radio, mobile devices, live venues or websites, sport media professionals must excel in managing and presenting sports entertainment in exciting and engaging ways. Students in the RTA School of Media’s Sport Media program—the first of its kind in North America—will learn about the creative, production, marketing and business side of professional sports. They will gain the skills to succeed at sport media production and business while having a strong education that includes a solid foundation in critical theory and liberal studies. Graduates with this specialized skill set will be well positioned to score big in the dynamic world of sport media.

This is a Grades-Plus program. In addition to the academic requirements listed below, this program selects students on the basis of grades PLUS non-academic requirements.

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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

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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 12U English (ENG4U/EAE4U).

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

Do not submit non-academic material until after you have submitted your application for admission and accessed your external,Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal. You will receive an Acknowledgment email that will allow access to your portal where you can retrieve your Ryerson Number. Your Ryerson Number must be clearly printed on all non-academic materials you submit.

Your non-academic requirements, listed below, are due by February 1, 2018 or 10 business days from your application submission date, whichever comes later.

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"The biggest success for me was really getting a feel for a live broadcast and being in a mobile truck during a hockey game. That was something that I’d never experienced before, and the stress and feeling of that (as well working as a team) was really something that I got a lot out of."