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FCAD Supercourses

An exciting opportunity to work with peers from diverse programs and to collaborate with community partners to develop design solutions for real-world problems.  

Live Events
Live Events Supercourse

The Live Event Supercourse will introduce students to Experience Design and Event Design through the development and production of a large-scale, multi-stakeholder fashion and cultural event, Mass Exodus. Students will explore various roles in event production and management, including service design, space design, content creation, technical direction and budgeting. Emphasis is placed on the development of hard and soft skills to facilitate successful event production in a variety of creative fields that reflect and influence stakeholder needs.

This is a two term course, spanning Fall 2020 and Winter 2021. 

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FCD/CRI 815: Design Solutions Supercourse I

In FCD 815, opens in new window & CRI 815, opens in new window (taught in tandem), students start with a problem that has been identified by a real client (e.g. a company, community organization, or external institution) and develop a conceptual solution and improve it through testing and feedback. Students are supported by faculty and project mentors, and are encouraged to push the boundaries of creativity in search of innovative solutions. In the process, students gain valuable hands-on experience in collaborative, design-based teamwork, while working with a real life "client".

Offered Fall 2020

Design Solutions - KNex
FCD/CRI 825: Design Solution Supercourse II

In FCD 825, opens in new window & CRI 825, opens in new window (taught in tandem), selected teams are invited to take their developed concept from Design Solutions Supercourse I to the next stage of development. Working in the same teams, students begin working on making their product, paper/policy or prototype through an experiential, practice-based learning environment. Similar to Ryerson's zone-style infrastructure, students will have access to tools, labs and studios from across FCAD to deliver a final deliverable to their community orgaization. In this final stage, students can enlist other students to complement the skillset required for their prototype.

Offered Winter 2021

VR Supercourse
FCD 816: Global Campus Studio Supercourse I

In FCD 816, opens in new window, students work with Ryerson's Global Campus Studio (GCS, opens in new window), internationally diverse teams of students gain experience in globally-minded creative development and entrepreneurship. Students collaborate on the development, production, marketing and distribution of creative co-productions with international partners. Within a studio setting using contemporary collaboration tools and technologies, student projects engage in disciplines ranging from television to film, performance, fashion, documentary, experiential entertainment and beyond.

Offered Fall 2020 and Winter 2021

What to Expect:

  • Work in small diverse, interdisciplinary teams
  • Watch your idea grow through every step of the process
  • Flexible hours with minimal classroom lectures
  • Work directly with industry organizations and international partners
  • Access mentors and project specific advisors
  • Gain a unique experience to add to your resume

Recent Partners:

Become a partner:

Have a challenge and needs some creative thinking and leadership? Contact Michael Turco to learn more about how your organization can become a project of this course.

What Students Are Saying:

"Working with people from different programs allowed me to learn from people I don't normally get the opportunity to collaborate with."


“This was one of the best courses I have taken at Ryerson. It was designed in a way to show students what the real world offers.”