Media Production (BA) / Overview Years 1 through 4

Media production offers a broad and challenging education with studies in television and video, radio and sound, digital media, screen writing, media business and critical media theory. A sample of core courses and electives can be found below. For more detailed information, please visit the Ryerson Course Calendar for the Media Production (BA) program.

Please note that Students who entered first year before Fall 2014 can find their curriculum here:  Bachelor of Arts (Media Production) - Former Curriculum.

Year 1

Fall - Semester 1 Winter - Semester 2

4 Required:

  1. RTA 101 Introduction to Media Theory and Practice
  2. RTA 102 Creative Processes
  3. RTA 103 Digital Media Production I
  4. RTA 104 Sound Production

1 Liberal Studies course from Table A.

5 Required:

  1. RTA 210 Media History
  2. RTA 211 Production Theory
  3. RTA 212 Media Writing
  4. RTA 213 Production: Introduction to Multi-camera
  5. RTA 243 Production: Introduction to Single Camera

Year 2

Fall - Semester 3 Winter - Semester 4

2 Required:

  1. RTA 315 Business of Creative Media
  2. RTA 316 Introduction to Narrative

Required Group 1 - 2 Options

Option 1: One of the following:

  • RTA 311* Production: Intermediate Audio
  • RTA 313* Production: Intermediate Multicamera
  • RTA 314* Production: Intermediate Single-Camera

*RTA 311, RTA 313, RTA 314 have a weight of 2.00.

Option 2: Two of the following:

  • RTA 312 Motion Graphics
  • RTA 317 Digital Media for Evolving Audiences
  • RTA 320 Interactive Storytelling
  • RTA 321 Intro to Tangible Media
  • RTA 925 Making Objects
  • RTA 928 Gaming Theory and Practice
  • RTA 930 Social Practices in Hybrid Media Spaces
  • RTA 932 Hacking, DIY and Open Source Cultures
  • RTA 934 Virtual Identities and Communities
  • RTA 935 Institutional/ Personal Media Platforms
  • RTA 958 Communications within Hybrid Environments
  • RTA 962 Interaction Design
  • RTA 963 Web Design
  • RTA 965 Advanced New Media Topics
  • RTA 967 Interactivity and Networking
  • RTA 968 Malleable Media

1 Liberal Studies course from Table A.

1 Required:

  1. RTA 310 Media Aesthetics and Culture

2 Media Production Core Elective courses from Table I.

1 Open Elective course from Open Elective Table.

1 Liberal Studies course from Table A.

Year 3

Fall - Semester 5 Winter - Semester 6

2 Media Production Core Elective courses from Table I.

2 Open Elective courses from Open Elective Table.

1 Liberal Studies course from Table B.

1 Required:

  1. RTA 501 Project Development

1 Media Production Core Elective course from Table I.

2 Open Elective courses from Open Elective Table.

1 Liberal Studies course from Table B.

Year 4

Fall - Semester 7 Fall - Semester 8

3 Required - 3 Options:

1 Media Production Core Elective course from Table I.

1 Open Elective course from Open Elective Table.

1 Liberal Studies course from Table B.

*RTA 710 has a weight of 2.00.

1 Required:

  1. RTA 711 Master Class

Required Group 1 - 2 Options:

Required Group 2: One course from the following:

* RTA 810, RTA 811, RTA 812 and RTA 813 have a GPA Weight of 2.00 and a Course Count of 2.00.