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RTA School of Media: New Media (BFA)

Is It for You?

Fuse emergent technologies with art practice, media production and theory. Master the creative, talk the technical and learn to thrive in entrepreneurship in RTA School of Media's new media program. Foundational courses include interaction and experiential design, computer programming, gaming and mobile development, interactive storytelling, video and sound production, robotics and wearable computing, art installations and 3D printing.

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Fine Arts

 Grade Range
74-80%*

 Non-Academic Requirements
Written statement, portfolio, resumé

 Co-op Option
No

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*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.

"We have students who have used this space to help build robotic heads. We've had students make kinetic art... We've had people make props for video projects before."

Ashley Lewis
Production Training and Support Staff,
RTA School of Media

Distinctive Learning

Media company internship; state-of-the-art facilities; two-week RTA in LA program with UCLA; international exchange; host a radio show with The Scope at Ryerson or SpiritLive; cover news or make shows of your own through RUtv; gain professional experience with RTA Productions; expand industry network of contacts at the RTA Upfront showcase; volunteer with RTA Public Service to help local community initiatives and charities; produce content in the Allan Slaight Radio Institute.

After Graduation

Design interactive media and develop a creative voice to define and generate the future of media art and technology: app development, art installations and displays; graphic design, experiential design; web, gaming and mobile development, interactive storytelling; education, video and sound production; digital project management, media entrepreneurship, exhibit curation, social media management, marketing. Build on knowledge of new media critical theory through the RTA School of Media's master of arts program in media production.

What You Need to Know

Domestic Fees Range: $7,644 - $8,387
International Fees Range: $25,991 - $26,570

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 12U English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred).

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

Do not submit non-academic material until after you have submitted your application for admission and accessed your Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal. You will receive an Acknowledgement email that will include your Ryerson Student Number. Your Ryerson Student Number must be clearly printed on all non-academic materials you submit.

Your non-academic requirements, listed below, are due by February 1, 2019 or 10 business days from your application submission date, whichever comes later.

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