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The 2020 Ryerson Creative Academy has been postponed to Summer 2021. Read the full notice here.

Ryerson Creative Academy

Welcome to the brand new Ryerson Creative Academy, a two-week innovative summer program in July to explore creativity and entrepreneurship.

Offered by FCAD, the Faculty of Communication and Design at Ryerson University, the program is situated in the heart of Downtown Toronto, Canada’s largest metropolitan city.


Student designing


Experience university life in the heart of Toronto before you finish high-school. Join Ryerson’s two-week summer program to explore one of six creative paths in Fashion, Performance, Journalism, Media Production, Interior Design, or Graphic Communications Management.

Student presenting

GEMS Program

The RCA x GEMS program is only open to students enrolled in GEMS schools. GEMS students will live on campus, attend workshops, and access Ryerson's facilities and resources.

Explore Your Creative Potential

Fees, Requirements, and Dates

Fees, Requirements, and Dates

Find out details about fees, requirements, and important dates to make sure your application is on the right track.

Student Life

Student Life

Take a look at student accommodations, facts about Toronto, and local attractions and explore Ryerson’s location in the centre of Canada’s most diverse city.


Got questions? Not sure about travel visas, living, or about eligibility? We might already have the answer to them, over on our FAQs page!

Important Dates

Check back for important dates for the 2021 RCA Program.

November Registration opens
January Students receive acceptance letters, after which new applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis
May Application deadline

Want to know more?

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us!