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Our Courses - Years 1 Through 4

The program begins with a foundation year that will introduce you to the Creative Industries as an economic sector, as a subject of interdisciplinary study, and as creative fields that are being radically transformed by new technologies. You’ll begin your first creative-content module, selecting from a menu of more than a dozen modules specially designed for Creative Industries students. Your business specialization begins this year, with two core courses instructed by the Ted Rogers School of Management. You’ll also undertake coursework in communication, intellectual property, and creative urban design. Rounding out your 1st year will be two breadth electives that you will select from the humanities, social sciences and other disciplines offered at Ryerson.

Fall Semester (1st Semester)  Winter Semester (2nd Semester)
CRI 100 - Creative Industries Overview CRI 200 - IP Issues in the Digital Age
BSM 100 - The New Business: From Idea to Reality BSM 200 -  The Growing Business: Breaking Even
PLX 111 -  Imagining the Creative City CMN 210 -  Text, Image and Sound
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies
One course from Table II (Creative-Content Modules) One course from Table II (Creative-Content Modules)

During your 2nd and 3rd years you’ll explore potential career paths as you continue with your first creative-content module and begin a second module as well. For your business specialization you’ll choose from a number of electives in second year and conclude it with a capstone course in 3rd year. Core courses will focus on digital design, entrepreneurship, business communication and the creative process. You’ll conclude your required breadth electives in 3rd year while also enrolling in two Creative Industries electives and/or University open electives.

Fall Semester (3rd Semester) Winter Semester (4th Semester)
CRI 300 -  Digital Design Studio CRI 400 - Entrepreneurship in Creative Industries
One course from Table III (Business Module) One course from Table III (Business Module)
One course from Table II (Creative-Content Modules) [Module 1] One course from Table II (Creative-Content Modules) [Module 1]
One course from Table II (Creative-Content Modules) [Module 2] One course from Table II (Creative-Content Modules) [Module 2]
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

During your 2nd and 3rd years you’ll explore potential career paths as you continue with your first creative-content module and begin a second module as well. For your business specialization you’ll choose from a number of electives in second year and conclude it with a capstone course in 3rd year. Core courses will focus on digital design, entrepreneurship, business communication and the creative process. You’ll conclude your required breadth electives in 3rd year while also enrolling in two Creative Industries electives and/or University open electives.

Fall Semester (5th Semester) Winter Semester (6th Semester)
CRI 600 -  The Creative Process CMN 313 -  Organizational Problem Solving and Report Writing
ACC 340 - Financial Management BSM 600 -  The Mature Business
One course from Table II (Creative-Content Modules) [Module 1] One course courses from Table II (Creative-Content Modules) [Module 1]
One course from Table II (Creative-Content Modules) [Module 2] One course from Table II (Creative-Content Modules) [Module 2]
One course from  from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies One course from  from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies
One course from Table I* or Open Elective Table. One course from Table I* or Open Elective Table.

It all comes together in 4th year. Your final year is conceived as an integration year. During this year (or if you prefer in the summer prior to this year) you’ll undertake a work placement in a creative enterprise and then apply this experience to your culminating, capstone project. Small class core courses in collaboration, teamwork, human resources management, research methods and strategic management will complement your project work and prepare you for your next step: getting a job! You’ll complete your second creative-content module as well as four Creative Industries and/or University open electives.

Fall Semester (7th Semester) Winter Semester (8th Semester)
CRI 700 - Human Resources in Creative Industries CRI 810 - Studies in Creative Collaboration
CRI 710 - Creative Industries Research Methodology CRI 800 -  Managing Creative Enterprises
One course from Table II (Creative-Content Modules) [Module 2] One course from Table II (Creative-Content Modules) [Module 2]
One course from Table I* or the Open Elective Table One course from Table I* or the Open Elective Table
One course from Table I* or the Open Elective Table One course from Table I* or the Open Elective Table