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Fall 2020 Ryerson University Virtual Open House

Monday, September 21 - Friday, September 25, 2020

This is an event you won't want to miss!

We've lined up a week of live, virtual programming, designed to connect you with current Ryerson students! In these sessions, explore our campus, meet our community, and experience Ryerson - from home! Live chats will also be available during each session to answer all of your questions about Ryerson University.

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Professional Music (BFA (Hons))

An image of Creative Industries graduate and singer-songwriter Joyia.

In a sold out live interview at the Music Den, Creative Industries graduate and singer-songwriter Joyia credited much of her early success to her time at Ryerson. Through the Music Den and several music business courses, she learned how to promote and package herself, creating a powerful brand as a rising singer, producer and composer. Her work has garnered her critical acclaim in leading publications such Complex Magazine and Sidewalk Hustle, features on major editorial Spotify playlists, and performances in historic Toronto venues like the Phoenix Concert Theatre and Drake Underground.

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Is It for You?

This one-of-a-kind program is designed to let you tap into your passion for music and equip you with the skills to thrive in the modern music industry. Develop your creativity and business savviness for careers in digital audio recording, live entertainment, entrepreneurship and other roles across the music industry. The program exposes you to rich and diverse experiences, including music fundamentals, studio and live production and the business of music. Located in the heart of the Canadian music industry, you will gain access to modern studios and facilities as well as exciting internship possibilities with industry stakeholders and cutting-edge startups.

What You Need to Know

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours)

 Grade Range
Not applicable (new program in 2021)*

 Non-Academic Requirements
Recorded demo, video, essay, resumé, reference letters, interview when requested

 Experiential Learning

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

*Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2021 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 prerequisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/anglais (ENG 4U/EAE 4U 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:
Admission Requirements.

Non-Academic 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 Acknowledgment email that will include your Ryerson Student Number. Your Ryerson Student Number must be clearly printed on all non-academic materials you submit.

  • Recorded demo
  • Video, essay
  • Resumé
  • Reference letters
  • Interview when requested

Note: More details coming soon!

After Graduation

Graduates may work as entrepreneurs; in production or at a music label; as a talent manager; marketing and communications; in live entertainment; or audio recording.

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