Image Arts: Photography Studies (BFA)
Is It for You?
Use all the tools that photography has at its disposal to make art for the wall, the web and the page at Canada’s oldest and most prestigious photography program. In this hands-on program, you’ll have access to one of North America’s largest photo production facilities, internships and opportunities for exhibition and professional gallery management. You can also access the Ryerson Image Centre, Canada’s leading centre for the research and exhibition of photography.
What You Need to Know
Full Time: Four Year
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Portfolio, written statement, resumé
*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.
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:
- English/anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
- The minimum grade required in the subject prerequisite (normally in the 65-70% range) will be determined subject to competition.
Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
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, 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.
- PDF fileImage Arts: Photography Studies Non-Academic Requirements Declaration Form
- PDF fileImage Arts: Photography Studies Non-Academic Requirements Instructions
- PDF fileNon-Academic Requirements Fee Form
Please review instructions for How to Complete Fillable PDF Forms.
Apply creativity and experience to visual arts; commercial photography and web production; curatorial and arts administration; editorial and arts publishing. You may work as a commercial photographer, digital image specialist, art buyer, arts administrator or advertising art director. Or, pursue graduate studies, including Ryerson’s master of arts programs in Documentary Media, and Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management.
Explore Ryerson's unique urban campus in the heart of downtown Toronto from the comfort of your own home!