New Media (BFA) / Years 1 Through 4

New media offers studies in computational art, social media, tangible media, interactive storytelling and critical media theories. A sample of core courses and electives can be found below. For more detailed information, please visit the Ryerson Course Calendar for the New Media (BFA) 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 201 Video Art and Production
  2. RTA 220 New Media Art History
  3. RTA 221 Experiential Media/Interdisciplinary Practice
  4. RTA 222 Intro to Computational Arts
  5. RTA 223 Intro to Experience Design

Year 2

Fall - Semester 3 Winter - Semester 4

3 Required:

  1. RTA 320 Interactive Storytelling
  2. RTA 321 Intro to Tangible Media
  3. RTA 322 Technology, Identity and Creativity

1 New Media Core Elective course from Table I.

1 Liberal Studies course from Table A.

1 Required:

  1. RTA 323 Contemporary Strategies in New Media

2 New Media 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


1 Required:

  1. RTA 520 Public Practice

2 New Media Core Elective courses from from Table I.

1 Open Elective course from Open Elective Table.

1 Liberal Studies course from Table B.

2 Required:

  1. RTA 501 Project Development - New Media
  2. RTA 521 #Activism: Media for Social Change

1 New Media Core Elective course from Table I.

2 Open Elective courses from Open Elective Table.

Year 4 Revised 2018-2019 for students admitted Fall 2015 and after.

Fall - Semester 7 Winter - Semester 8

1 Required:

  1. RTA 82A/B* Thesis Project

1 New Media Core Elective course from Table I.

1 Open Elective course from Open Elective Table.

1 Liberal Studies course from Table B.

*RTA 82A/B has a GPA Weight of 3.00 and a Course Count of 2.00

2 Required:

  1. RTA 82A/B* Thesis Project
  2. RTA 821 Issues in Experiential Media Art History

1 Open Elective course from Open Elective Table.

1 Liberal Studies course from Table B.