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Experiential Learning

META is an annual exhibition that showcases artwork by students in the New Media program. This event celebrates creative innovation by providing a platform for displaying work created at the intersection of art and technology. Historically, META has included installation art, interactive storytelling, augmented reality, video art, interactive sound projects, performance and games. The exhibition takes place at an off-campus gallery and invites friends, family, colleagues, as well as institutional and industry professionals, to experience the work of next-generation new media makers.

Final year new media students complete internships as part of their program. In addition to the formal internship program, RTA cultivates its own job market through routine industry job advertisements and countless professional development and networking opportunities with distinguished alumni and industry members. At RTA, students can also gain industry exposure for their work, which is invaluable to their career development. Opportunities for learning and development include:

  • Participate in internal and external events including Maker Faires, Digifest, Nuit Blanche, TIFF, Hackathons and Industry Salons
  • Showcase at a gallery at Threshold and META
  • Collaborate with peers at weekly HACKnights
  • Intern in your field of choice
  • Incubate a project through the Transmedia Zone
  • Study abroad with one of our many international partners
  • Collaborate with industry-renowned faculty
  • Connect with industry at guest lectures and alumni events
  • Compete to show your work for industry at the RTA Upfront

As a new media student, you will have access to top-notch facilities and equipment such as:

  • Ryerson DMZ
  • Transmedia Zone
  • Maker Space
  • 3D Makerbot Printers
  • Laser Cutters
  • Kinect
  • Arduino Projects
  • Soldering Machines

For a more comprehensive list of facilities and equipment, please visit the facilities and equipment listing page