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Concentrations

A concentration is a structured plan of study within a program (6 to 12 core or professional electives) that provides an opportunity for advanced or in-depth study in a particular area of interest. They are entirely optional, but must be formally declared and completed before graduation to be noted on the academic transcript.

Courses used to fulfil the requirements of a concentration cannot also be used to fulfil the requirements of a minor. Multiple concentrations can be declared but each class may only apply to one concentration.

The following concentrations are available to students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Media Production:

Students will complete RTA 101, plus five (5) of the following:

  • RTA 220 New Media Art History
  • RTA 323 Contemporary Strategies in New Media
  • RTA 903 News and Current Affairs Theory
  • RTA 938 Digital Popular Cultures
  • RTA 939 Indigenous Media
  • RTA 940 Canadian Televisual Studies
  • RTA 946 Issues in New Media Theory/History

Students will complete six (6) of the following:

RTA 221  Experiential Media/Interdisciplinary Practice
RTA 222  Intro to Computational Arts
RTA 223  Designing Material Experiences
RTA 317  Media For Participatory Audiences
RTA 320  Interactive Storytelling
RTA 321  Intro to Tangible Media
RTA 832  Cybernetics and Body Centric Technologies
RTA 838  Generative Processes
RTA 842  Data as Material
RTA 925  Making Objects
RTA 928  Introduction to Game Design
RTA 929  Multi-platform Narrative
RTA 930  Social Practices in Hybrid Media Spaces
RTA 933  Hacking, DIY and Open Source Studio
RTA 934  Virtual Identities and Communities
RTA 948  Interactive Spaces
RTA 953  Mobility and Mixed Reality
RTA 954  Empathy Machines
RTA 958  Networked Art
RTA 961  2-D and Object Animation
RTA 962  Interaction Design
RTA 963  Web Design
RTA 965  Advanced New Media Topics
RTA 967  Interactivity and Networking
RTA 968  Emerging New Media Practices
RTA 975  Video Compositing and Special Effects
RTA 982  Advanced Digital Media Production

Students will complete six (6) of the following:

RTA 904  Advanced Business of Creative Media
RTA 906  Marketing for Media Professionals
RTA 908  Business of Producing I
RTA 909  Business of Producing II
RTA 912*  Media Audiences
RTA 915  Legal Issues in Media
RTA 916  Advanced Media Marketing
RTA 917  Public Relations
RTA 918  Ethics in Media
RTA 927  Business of Music I
RTA 937  Business of Music II
RTA 950  Selected Topics in Media
RTA 960  Selected Topics in International Media
RTA 999  RTA in LA


*RTA 912 is only available as a core elective in the concentration in Media Business for students admitted Fall 2017 and before.

 

Students will complete RTA 311, plus five (5) of the following:

RTA 837    Live Audio Production
RTA 854 Live Radio Broadcasting
RTA 858 Advanced Audio: Music Production
RTA 864 Advanced Audio: Immersive and Interactive Sound
RTA 905 History and Culture of Popular Music
RTA 907 Sound Media
RTA 921 Advanced Audio Theory
RTA 971 Audio Post Production and Sound Design
RTA 972 Sound Synthesis
RTA 974 Radio Broadcasting
RTA 985 Advanced Audio: Sound for Video
RTA 996 Beyond the Radio Format

Students will complete RTA 212 , plus five (5) of the following:

RTA 320  Interactive Storytelling
RTA 922  Transmedia Writing
RTA 923  Intro to Writing for Video Games
RTA 926  Studies in Genre
RTA 941  Dramatic Writing
RTA 943  Comedy Writing
RTA 944  Writing for Animation
RTA 945  Writing for Factual and Reality Programs
RTA 999  RTA in LA

Students will complete six (6) of the following:

RTA 521  Media for Social Change
RTA 902  Social Media
RTA 917  Public Relations
RTA 930  Social Practices in Hybrid Media Spaces
RTA 933  Hacking, DIY and Open Source Studio
RTA 934  Virtual Identities and Communities
RTA 967  Interactivity and Networking

Students will complete either RTA 313 or RTA 314*, plus four (4) of the following:

RTA 908  Business of Producing I
RTA 909  Business of Producing II
RTA 910  Production Management
RTA 911  Directing and Performance
RTA 912**  Media Audiences
RTA 947  Live Event Media
RTA 955  Sports Broadcasting
RTA 956  Children's Programming
RTA 957  Documentary Production
RTA 960  Selected Topics in International Media
RTA 969  Television Technical Producing
RTA 970  Lighting, Grip and Effects Specialty
RTA 973  Independent Production
RTA 975  Video Compositing and Special Effects
RTA 977  Current Affairs Production
RTA 978  Editing Specialty
RTA 979  Advanced Television Editing
RTA 983  Video Production - Advanced


* RTA 313 and RTA 314 have a GPA weight of 2.00 and a course count of 2.00.
** RTA 912 is only available as a core elective in the Television and Video Concentration for students admitted Fall 2017 and before.

Details to be announced.