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RTA School of Media: New Media (BFA)

"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

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Is It for You?

Discover your creative potential by learning to fuse emerging technologies with art practice. In New Media, you’ll study interaction design, computer programming, gaming and mobile development in combination with contemporary art and media theory. You’ll have access to leading-edge facilities including the Transmedia Zone and the Maker Space, and can participate in opportunities such as RTA in LA or New Media in New York City, META, an annual exhibition of student artwork, or collaborations with partners such as the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

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What You Need to Know

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Fine Arts

 Grade Range

 Non-Academic Requirements
Written statement, portfolio, resumé

 Experiential Learning

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2020 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.

Tuition and Fees 2020/2021

Domestic Fees Range: $7,046 - $7,814
International Fees Range: $28,638 - $29,611

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Academic Requirements

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.

Non-Academic Requirements

Do not submit non-academic material until after you have submitted your applicationfor 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, 2020 or 10 business days from your application submission date, whichever comes later.

Note: If a significant date is not a business day at Ryerson, the following business day is used.

Please review instructions for How to Complete Fillable PDF Forms.

After Graduation

Design interactive media and develop a creative voice to define and generate the future of media art and technology: apps or data visualizations; audio production, user experience design or social media marketing; artwork exhibition; or web, gaming and mobile development. You may work as a UX designer, producer, product designer, social media specialist, or content designer. Or, pursue graduate studies in communication, interactive arts or inclusive design.

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