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Graduate Programs


FCAD at Ryerson offers uniquely distinct graduate programs in the field of media, communication and design


Documentary Media, opens in new window

Through combined studies in documentary production and history, our curriculum prepares students to produce major research projects (MRP) that can take the form of narrative or non-narrative films, gallery-based installations, photobooks, and web or multi-platform documentaries.

Fashion, opens in new window

MA Fashion is an interdisciplinary program with students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, including fine arts, humanities, social sciences, design and business. This program does not require prior fashion industry knowledge.

Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management, opens in new window

Our unique curriculum is developed and delivered by a range of specialists, from historians of photography and film to museum, library and archival professionals. Students gain advanced research skills by completing an original written or practical tehsis.

Journalism, opens in new window

Gain essential skills to tell stories for audiences across all platforms with a sophisticated understanding of journalism's historic missions and present-day possibilities. For their major research projects, students will produce a substantial piece of journalism, demonstrating advanced research skills and mastery of the chosen medium.

Media Production, opens in new window

Connect, interact, inform and inspire, while exploring the theoretical, economic, creative and cultural structures that influence how media is produced and disseminated.

Professional Communication, opens in new window

This vibrant program addresses the growing need for formally qualified specialists to plan, implement and oversee communications at organizational and global levels, whether in government, health care, corporations or not-for- profit organizations.

Communication and Culture, opens in new window

This unique partnership between two universities combines expertise and opportunities for advanced study of media and cultural technologies, as well as communication politics in practice and theory.

The two-year, full- or part-time MA program combines academic and professional work through independent research in theory-building, media practice or policy implications. The full-time PhD program provides a thorough grounding in theory and method, and the practices, processes and technologies of contemporary, media-immersed cultures.

Programs