Media Production (MA) / FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

The degree: MA in Media Production

Number of students admitted: 25

When Can I Apply?: first consideration in mid-January

How Long is the Program?: Minimum of 12 months (fall, winter and summer semesters), although a fourth term if an option for students who would like to take an extra term to complete their project or MRP (full semester tuition applies). The fall and winter semesters are traditional academic/production semesters. The summer semester is devoted to the completion of a major media production or a major research paper about media production. We are only accepting full time students at this time.

What are the Requirements?: see our Admissions page

Areas of study: While there are several shared courses that provide context, students will concentrate in production areas critical to their experience, major productions and career objectives. Potential production areas include TV studio, digital media, location shooting, audio post, music recording, new media and/or the business and management of media.

The MA in Media Production differs from other programs in that it allows students to explore multiple genres, and do so within multiple media. We are not strictly focused on a particular genre (e.g., documentary, journalism) or on one medium (e.g., television, radio, print, Internet, etc.)

What are some examples of student work from previous years?

  • A multi-platform interactive show that blurs the line between the real and the fictional world - an alternate reality, half drama, half real, using various media platforms.
  • An analysis of blogger.com and facebook.com with regard to expectations of privacy and the corresponding offline impact on users
  • An educational and interactive web database for Aboriginal filmmakers, including a film gallery, festival information, industry and business contacts, wikis, etc.
  • An exploration of the student dynamic found on undergraduate student television productions, and the ways in which to better the production education experience for all those involved

A study on the efficacy of alternative acquisition methods in motion pictures such as cellphone video cameras and surveillance video footage

What kind of work are some of your grads doing now?

Our students continue on in a variety of areas, from international radio, to teaching, to film production, to digital archiving, to music and video production.

Contacts:
Graduate Program Administrator, Aina Arro, mediaprod@ryerson.ca