|Degree Awarded:||Bachelor of Arts (BA)|
|Administered by:||School of Creative Industries|
|Program Format:||Full-time, four-year program.|
The Creative Industries program gives students a deep understanding of how media, fashion, publishing, news, music, design and performing arts organizations operate creatively and commercially. The curriculum explores the nature of creativity and business management in cultural and creative sectors, providing students with a dynamic education - and preparing them for a wide range of careers upon graduation.
O.S.S.D. with six Grade 12 U/M courses including Grade 12 U English.
- ENG4U/EAE4U is the preferred English.
- A grade of 70 percent or higher will be required in Grade 12 U English.
- Subject to competition, candidates may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum.
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, opens in new window.
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.
The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education Certificates
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, opens in new window for complete details.
1st & 2nd Semester
3rd & 4th Semester
5th & 6th Semester
7th & 8th Semester
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 PDF fileSenate Policy #158 (Program Advisory Councils).
V.P. and Executive Producer
In-house Creative Agency
Westwood Creative Artists
Bruce Mau Design
Cultural Development Officer
City of Toronto - Economic Development and Culture
Senior Economic Policy Advisor - Creative Cluster Policy Unit
Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport
Universal Music Canada
Consultant Media Industries/
Advisor at the Cleantech
Pratice at MaRS
Antoine Vimal du Monteil