Why Choose Creative Industries?
Our program of study has been carefully designed to give you the skills you will need to be successful in the creative workplace. Your studies will have a dual focus that will enable you to explore and understand the Creative Industries as both creative process and commercial activity.
Creative Industries students have access to courses in all of The Faculty of Communication Design sister schools:
- The School of Fashion
- Graphic Communications Management
- Radio and Television Arts
- Image Arts
- Professional Communications
- Theatre and Performance
- Interior Design
They also undertake a business concentration delivered by the Ted Rogers School of Management – Canada’s largest undergraduate business school.
- Four year degree
- Creative content modules of your choice
- Business specialization
- Internship program
- Minors available
Our graduates are:
- Television executives who will develop the next hit show, boosting ratings for the network
- Music industry executives, who will shape the future of popular culture
- Fashion marketers, who will create the stories around new labels and lines
- Media buyers, who will find the best way to share their client’s marketing message
- Advertising and communications specialists, who will create growth within brands and products
- Policy makers, who will foster processes and inform decisions that strengthen arts and culture
- Entrepreneurs, who will turn their spark of an idea into a viable business
- And leaders in limitless other creative business endeavours
Core courses will 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 creative enterprises function.
The Ryerson Communication and Design Society (RCDS), external link is the first student-led umbrella society in a creative faculty in North America. The society builds community throughout the faculty, hosts professional development conferences and competitions, and offers over $200,000 in extracurricular funding for student projects.
The Creative Industries Course Union, external link represents students, working with faculty and university leaders. They create social opportunities to hang out as a group — karaoke, ice skating, board game parties, and pub nights. The union brings all four years of Creative Industries together, helping create a program family during your years at Ryerson.