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admission requirements

- A four-year honours Bachelor Degree, or equivalent
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) or equivalent in the final half of the program
- Two letters of Recommendation from academic referees
- PDF portfolio submission

Learn More about Admissions to Documentary Media


Bridging traditions of documentary practice with emerging approaches to non-fiction storytelling, this interdisciplinary program brings together students to explore documentary forms and strategies in the making of new documentary work. Working alongside artists, scholars and media professionals, students engage with the histories and theories of documentary, while working with the tools needed to complete their major creative projects.


master class

Recent visitors include: Hajra Waheed, Dana Claxton, Ali Kazimi, Chelsea McMullan, Roland Schlimme.


funding opportunities

All of our students receive funding to cover part or all of tuition. Scholarships include provincial academic scholarships (OGS), Ryerson Graduate Fellowships (RGF) and Ryerson Graduate Development Awards. OSAP Funding available to Ontario residents. Teaching and research experience is available through competitive Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions, as well as Research Assistant (RA) opportunities.


professional experience

The DocNow Festival presents the thesis work of students in the program. Students collaborate on a citywide festival featuring screenings, exhibitions and events exploring a wide range of subjects and celebrating their creative achievements.


Doc Now Festival | June 2018