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.

 

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 Concepts in Narrative

Required Group 1 - Choose Option 1 or Option 2

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 GPA weight of 2.00.

OR

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 503 Project Development - Media Production

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

Revised and First Offered 2017-2018

Fall - Semester 7 Winter - Semester 8

Required Group 1 - Choose one of the following five Options:

Option 1 - Thesis Project & Exhibition

  • RTA 710* Thesis: Production Project

Option 2 - Thesis Project & Open

  • RTA 710* Thesis Production Project

Option 3 - Major Research Paper

  • RTA71A/B+ Thesis: Major Research Paper Plus RTA 949 Directed Study (to be revised on the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar)

Option 4 - Media Writing Project

  • RTA75A/B+ Thesis: Media Writing Project Plus RTA 949 Directed Study (to be revised on the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar)

Option 5 - Two courses from Open Elective Table

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 GPA weight of 2.00.

+RTA71A/B and RTA75A/B are two-term courses that have a GPA weight and a course count of 2.00

1 Required:

  1. RTA 711 Master Class

Required Group 1: Students continue with the Option started in the Fall term:

Option 1 - Thesis Project & Exhibition

  • RTA 810* Advanced Distribution/Exhibition

Option 2 - Thesis Project & Open

Option 3 - Major Research Paper

  • RTA71A/B+ Thesis: Major Research Paper Plus RTA 960 Selected Topics in International Media (to be revised on the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar)

Option 4 - Media Writing Project

  • RTA75A/B+ Thesis: Media Writing Project Plus RTA 960 Selected Topics in International Media (to be revised on the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar)

Option 5 - Two courses from Open Elective Table

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.