RTA School of Media

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The RTA School of Media is a school within the Faculty of Communication and Design at Ryerson University located in the Rogers Communications Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1] It offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Masters of Arts degrees.[2] It was previously named Radio and Television Arts and commonly referred to as "RTA".

As of Fall 2013, it offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in New Media, which is a program that originated from and was transferred from the School of Image Arts.[3] There is an option to do a Minor in English.

New Media students now have the option to specialize in a Concentration. Concentrations include Computational Media, Narrative Media, Tangible Media, Critical Media Theory and Social Media. The program ends with a fourth-year thesis which can be either a research-based essay evaluating an aspect of media or a piece/series of pieces capable of being installed at a professional gallery or institution.

The Bachelor of Arts program accepts 165 students a year out of 2,200+ applicants[citation needed]. It is the only 4-year broadcasting degree program in Canada and is reputed as one of the best programs for an education in broadcasting in North America.[citation needed]

Students gain knowledge of the many aspects of the production of media, including technical, business and creative.

Many of North America's top names in radio and television are graduates of the program.[citation needed]. In 2012, some of the school's most successful alumni were honoured on the RTA Wall of Fame, including Valerie Pringle, Dave Devall, Terry O'Reilly, and Arthur Smith.

After the first year of study, students can choose which stream of production they wish to take. Students can choose between audio production, digital media, electronic field production (EFP) and multi-camera/studio production. Everything then culminates in a final project called Practicum during the students' fourth year of study. Practicum has students establish production groups, in which they create highly advanced projects through all stages of development, ranging from the initial pitch to post-production.


  1. ^ "Ryerson University Website". Ryerson University's Program Calendar for the RTA School of Media. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
  2. ^ "The RTA School of Media Website". The RTA School of Media Website. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Ryerson University Website" (PDF). RTA School of Media's Admission Requirements for the BFA Program. Retrieved 9 January 2013.

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