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RTA School of Media: New Media (BFA)

Program Overview


  • Full-Time, Four-Year

Degree Earned: Bachelor of Fine Arts  

Ontario Secondary School Students:
2017 Grade Range for Admission / Wait List Consideration
: 74-80%*

This fine arts program provides students with the opportunity to set their imaginations free through the exciting world of media. As a contemporary art practice, a mode of communication and a gateway to future innovation, new media profoundly affects the way we work, play, study and interact. Students in the RTA School of Media’s New Media program learn to navigate a rapidly changing media ecosystem by creatively using and integrating media, art and technology. The program offers a solid grounding in art and critical media theory while providing the space and freedom to become leading media artists. Students will develop the skills necessary to become proficient and critical creators of digital art; including tangible interfaces, robotic and object-driven experiences, mobile media, interactive storytelling and virtual worlds.

This is a Grades-Plus program. In addition to the academic requirements listed below, this program selects students on the basis of grades PLUS non-academic requirements.

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2018 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

Domestic Fees Range: $7,421 - $8,173
International Fees Range: $24,795 - $25,374

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Admission 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 12U English (ENG4U/EAE4U).

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 external,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, 2018 or 10 business days from your application submission date, whichever comes later.

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New Media Students Collaborate with Science Centre

"New Media Students at Ryerson University have developed a new interactive experience, Bitmorph, for the Ontario Science Centre. Bitmorph allows visitors to grow a unique character that morphs as they explore new areas of the Centre, encouraging them to explore and discover areas they have might have overlooked."

external,Read more on the Bitmorph homepage

"Projects for New Media really vary quite broadly. We have students who have used this space to help build robotic heads. We've had students make kinetic art, so sculptures that move and change depending on the audience in the gallery. We've had people make props for video projects before."

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