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Media Production (MA)

Students in the media production lab in the RTA School of Media

Program Overview

Format: Full-time

Degree Earned: Master of Arts

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

Built on 65 years of broadcasting and media production success through Ryerson’s RTA School of Media, this program provides the perfect balance of theory, creative practice and industry connections. Students study traditional and innovative media forms, outlets and technologies in order to tell compelling stories that reach a diverse audience. They include future media production professionals of all stripes, who have access to industry insiders, award-winning faculty, media executives, and distinguished visiting professors and content creators.

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At a Glance

More information on admission requirements.

Students are encouraged to submit applications prior to the first consideration date to increase their chances of securing financial support for their graduate studies. Applications received after the first consideration date will be accepted and reviewed based on spaces remaining in the program.

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For detailed graduate tuition and fees information please visit Fees by Program.

For information on scholarships, awards and financing your graduate studies visit Financing Your Studies.

Connect, interact, inform and inspire, while exploring the theoretical, economic, creative and cultural structures that infl uence how media is produced and disseminated. Our program challenges students to study traditional and innovative media forms, outlets and technologies in order to tell compelling stories that reach a diverse audience. Students will gain advanced research skills through the completion of an original written or creative major research project. 

Media Production (MA) graduate program calendar

RTA in LA, external link

Head to Los Angeles for a two-week media intensive workshop at UCLA. Meet industry professionals, participate in onsite visits to production studios and gain insights through panel discussions and activities with producers, writers, literary agents and network executives.

Graduate Admissions

Admissions information and how to apply

Graduate Studies Admissions Office
11th Floor, 1 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
Telephone: 416-979-5150
Email: grdadmit@ryerson.ca

For information specific to programs, please see the program contact information below.

Program Contact

Dr. James Nadler
Program Director
Masters of Arts in Media Production
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 1-2297
Email: jnadler@ryerson.ca

Tonisha McMeekin
Graduate Program Administrator
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 552756
Email: mediaprod@ryerson.ca

“This master’s program gave me access to the creative resources, the right network and the education I need in order to become a successful producer.”

Marwa Siam-Abdou, MA alumna
Photo: Kevin Shaw (RTA ’03, Media Production ’10) incubated TellMeTV (formerly Zagga Entertainment) at the DMZ.

Student Profile: The world’s first video-on-demand service for the visually impaired

Kevin Shaw (media production alumnus) developed the world’s first video-on-demand service for blind and partially sighted people.

Graduate Academic Calendar

Find curriculum, course descriptions and important dates for Media Production (MA).

How to Apply

Once you’ve made an informed choice about which program(s) you are going to apply to, preparing your application requires careful research and planning.

Funding

At Ryerson, we understand that pursuing graduate studies is a significant financial investment. Funding comes from a combination of employment contracts (as a teaching assistant), scholarships, awards and stipends. There are a number of additional funding sources – internal and external – available to graduate students that can increase these funding levels.

Finding a Supervisor

Students should apply to the program first. Applications that meet the minimum requirements of the program will be forwarded to faculty members in the program for review. Successful applicants will be invited to visit the program and meet with faculty members that are interested in supervising them as a graduate student in their research group. A matching system is used to find the best students/supervisor match (using input from both applicants and faculty members). After a suitable match is determined, an official offer of admission will be sent with the supervisor named in the offer.