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Please note: updated grade ranges for 2019/2020 will be added to the program pages as they become available.

Creative Industries (BA)

Is It for You?

Interested in working in the creative sector? Learn how the creative process functions in diverse organizations and how technology is reshaping what they do and how they do it. Develop an artistic eye and entrepreneurial skills to transform ideas into cultural products and services ranging from television shows, video games and films to music recordings, fashion lines and ebooks. Do all of this through Ryerson’s creative industries program – the first of its kind in North America.

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Arts

 Grade Range

 Non-Academic Requirements
Optional Statement

 Co-op Option

 Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.

*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2019 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

"The unique part about my program is that we have a business specialization. Even though we are learning about more creative fields we also have that entrepreneurship element."

Creative Industries

Distinctive Learning

Innovative core curriculum; practical projects; international opportunities; work placements; a specially designed series of business courses, and the freedom to select courses from all of the Faculty of Communication and Design’s prestigious professional schools.

After Graduation

Apply artistic knowledge and business skills to programming, exhibition, producing, promotion, distribution, marketing, project development, communication or management in areas such as: broadcasting; film or television; publishing; music, theatre and online entertainment; design and curation; fashion and advertising. Pursue law, business or education, or a professional master’s degree in areas such as media production, communication, fashion or journalism.

What You Need to Know

Domestic Fees Range: $7,049 -  $7,770
International Fees Range: $27,284 - $27,904

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • A minimum grade of 70% or higher will be required in Grade 12 U English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.

Applicants to Creative Industries: We would like to get to know you! We are pleased to give you the opportunity to expand your application.

Tell us what makes you a great candidate for the Creative Industries program. Describe your creative work or creative activities, or how you have supported someone else's creative vision. Alternatively, you may describe your entrepreneurial experience or your community involvement. In other words, let us know more about what you care about passionately.

Submission of this statement is optional and should not contain more than 250 words (max.).

You will receive an Acknowledgment email after you submit an application that will allow access to your Choose>Ryerson applicant portal. You can upload your statement via your applicant portal.

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