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About FCAD

Based on 70 years of excellence, Ryerson FCAD is recognized as a prominent thought leader and educator in media, design and the creative industries with strong links to influencers and strategic partners from around the world.

I fell in love with the creative industries (both from an artistic perspective as well as a business one) and my program really allowed me to hone my skills in negotiation, pitching, writing, and finance.

Torri Webster, Exploring creative careers with Torri Webster (Toronto Star)

3 Entrepreneurial Zones

142 Labs and Studios

18 Research Centres

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A Unique Ecosystem within Ryerson

Ryerson FCAD offers research, education and innovation in media, design and the creative industries across 9 schools, many of which are one-of-a-kind in Canada or have been identified as the top in their field both nationally and internationally. FCAD collaborates with leading international universities, public institutions and industry in developing pathways for the future of the creative fields.

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An International Perspective on Education and Innovation

Four international FCAD hubs in London, Dubai, Tuscany and New York, 38 semester abroad programs, 20 short-term intensives, and many virtual collaboration courses, all of which are global experiences that are unique to FCAD.

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Interdisciplinary Collaboration with Leading Edge Technology

FCAD offers an interdisciplinary educational experience that blends practice with innovation while providing students and faculty the freedom to question social norms and to become leaders in the creative fields. We take on challenges beyond the imagined and immerse ourselves in worlds that explore design and storytelling.

A Creative Ecosystem

Innovation Hubs

The Catalyst at FCAD

The Catalyst at FCAD

Canada’s leading research hub in communication and design, home to 15 labs and centres.

The Creative Innovation Studio

The Creative Innovation Studio

A hub for creative development, production and user experience design and home to four creative entrepreneurial zones in transmedia, fashion, design, and music. 

Creative Innovation Studio

Creative Technology Lab

An advanced design and prototyping facility that blends state-of-the-art technology with creative inspiration.


Industry & Academic Partners