Creative Practice Hours
As per the Ryerson University Undergradute Calendar, under the 'Program Overview/Curriculum Information' section of each individual degree program page,
"[to] graduate from any of the RTA School of Media Undergraduate Programs, each student must complete a minimum of 60 hours of Creative Practice unpaid volunteer work in a qualifying RTA institution or project. This can be done at any time over the four years of the program."
Please refer to the list on this page of pre-approved media production and making opportunities that are available at RTA School of Media.
All projects must be registered and tracked through the RTA Creative Practice Hours Portal to qualify.
The steps to complete a Creative Practice Hours project are as follows:
-Make an arrangement with a project supervisor to work on a project. Ensure both you and the supervisor understand and agree to the type of work to be done, and the number of hours anticipated.
-Before your work on a project, it must be registered in the Portal to gain approval from your Program Director and Project Supervisor.
-When you have received approval, the Portal will let you know that you're ready to work your hours.
-Once all hours related to a project have been completed, you will login into the Portal and submit the number of hours you worked. Your Project Supervisor will approve them. Once they have, your completed hours will be tracked in your profile so you can check them at any time.
Please refer to google slidethis brief "How-to" Guide, external link, opens in new window to learn how to use the Portal.
Note the following:
- None of the time can be work for hire (paid) or part of a requirement for a credited course.
- Any past paperwork related to Creative Practice Hours must be entered into the Portal for tracking. Please use these google slideslightly modified instructions, external link, opens in new window to do so.
Access the portal by clicking a blue button labeled "RTA Creative Practice Hours Portal" on this page, or by clicking here.
Please note: Media Production students are required to complete at least 50% of their Creative Practice Hours through internal involvement here in RTA. This may include supporting an upper year's practicum project, assisting on a peer's project, volunteering with the RTA School of Media in specific capacities, and working on various RTA opportunities and initiatives such as SpiritLive, Rams Live or Global Campus Studios (so long as it's not for course credit). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Finlay Braithwaite, the Media Production Administrative Program Coordinator.
• RUTV work
• RTA Public Service
• Rams Live
• Global Campus Studios (not for course credit)
• Global Experiential Sport (GXS) Research Lab (not for course credit)
• TARAs (not for course credit)
• Production support for practicum projects
• Support for graduate productions
• Ryerson Athletics production support volunteer work
• Makerspace support
• META (not for course credit)
• CJRU 1280AM Radio
• Other non-RTA volunteer production-related work as approved by program director/coordinator or chair.