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9 Leading Schools in Media, Communication and Design

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Career-focused education built around hands on learning

A unique ecosystem that brings together leading educators and innovators in art, design, media and creative industries.

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The only degree program of its kind in North America

With a focus on leadership and business in creative industries, this program offers students the most interdisciplinary form of learning. Students have the ability to complete courses offered in the eight other schools within FCAD.

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Ranked Canada's top fashion school

The School's academically and artistically demanding programs focus on fashion as an art, as a business and as an intellectual challenge. With alumni reputation growing internationally, the School of Fashion is recognized for its strong technical skill in its program.

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Strong industry connections & employment placement

The School of Graphic Communications Management offers Canada's only degree program for the printing industries. GCM offers opportunities in all areas of digital imaging and print production, leading to a management career in this dynamic and rapidly growing field.

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Top Film and Photography School in Canada

The School of Image Arts is internationally recognized as a top undergraduate school, specializing in film and photography. Image Arts offers a balance of studio, lecture and lab courses that include work in both fine arts and commercial production.

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Top 3 North American interior design school - Azure Magazine

The School of Interior Design prepares graduates for leadership in their profession through the understanding and consideration of technological, aesthetic, ideological, environmental, cultural and social dimensions of the built environment.

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Only journalism program to partner with Facebook on innovation

The School of Journalism prepares students for roles in print, broadcast and online media by teaching them to think critically and independently in order to tell stories that engage and serve the public.

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Over 20 shows produced each season

Ryerson's renowned School of Performance offers a classical foundation in theatre and dance through workshop and studio training. Performance Production students learn how to design and deliver live experiences augmented with the latest technology and methods.

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A degree program focused on effective communication strategies

The School of Professional Communication offers study in the written, oral, visual and media communication practices that are integral to such fields as healthcare, law, government, business, advertising, science and technology.

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Top 15 international media school - The Hollywood Reporter

Canada's premiere School of media production, media art and broadcasting, this School offers four programs which provide students with a strong foundation to create content across all platforms using a variety of media and technologies.



Cross-disciplinary Programs

FCAD's MDM program is for self-starters — people who want to make an impact in the world of digital media.

The Master of Digital Media (MDM) is a 12-month professional program focused on leadership in digital innovation. This cross-disciplinary offering is uniquely designed to equip graduates with the skills and industry experience they will need to be thought leaders in the digital media world. Participants of this program become engulfed in Ryerson FCAD’s creative innovation ecosystem that is connected, innovative, disruptive, global and future-driven.

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A one-of-a-kind doctoral program for scholars and practitioners in media, design and creative disciplines.

The PhD in Media & Design Innovation is a one-of-a-kind doctoral program for scholars and practitioners in media, design and creative disciplines. Placing creativity at the heart of learning, the program is designed specifically for innovative makers and scholar-practitioners. 

Graduates of the Media & Design Innovation program are trained to be intellectually agile creative professionals with a strong capacity for in-depth innovation and problem-solving.


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Combine creative and technical mastery with performance, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Professional Music at FCAD is the first undergraduate program of its kind in Canada. Students not only learn about making and producing music, they also learn about other industry roles like talent management, business development, entrepreneurship, live entertainment, branding, and marketing. Students of this program also learn to develop their own authentic voice and gain international perspectives..


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FCAD Dean's List

FCAD's Dean's List honours students who have achieved a minimum of 3.75 for the academic year under consideration. In addition, students must have all passing grades and a clear academic standing for both terms. They cannot have received any Disciplinary Notices (DN) within this academic year.

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