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. 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 Lower 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 and a course count of 2.00.

OR

Option 2: Two of the following:

1 Lower Liberal Studies course from Table A.

1 Required:

  1. RTA 310 Media Aesthetics and Culture

2 Core Elective courses from Table I.

1 Open Elective course from Open Elective Table.

1 Lower Liberal Studies course from Table A.

Year 3

Fall - Semester 5 Winter - Semester 6

2 Core Elective courses from Table I.

2 Open Elective courses from Open Elective Table.

1 Upper Liberal Studies course from Table B.

1 Required:

  1. RTA 503 Project Development - Media Production

1 Core Elective course from Table I.

2 Open Elective courses from Open Elective Table.

1 Upper Liberal Studies course from Table B.

Year 4

Fall - Semester 7 Winter - Semester 8
Revised 2019-2020 for students admitted Fall 2016 and after.

Required Group 1 - Choose one of the following four options:

Option 1 - Thesis Production Project

Option 2 - Major Research Paper

  • RTA 702 Thesis: Major Research Paper
  • Plus one course from Core Elective Table I

Option 3 - Media Writing Project

  • RTA 703 - Thesis: Media Writing Project I
  • Plus one course from Core Elective Table I

Option 4 - Two courses from Core Elective Table I

 

1 Core Elective course from Table I.

1 Open Elective course from Open Elective Table.

1 Upper Liberal Studies course from Table B.

*RTA 701 has a GPA weight of 2.00 and a course count of 2.00.

1 Required:

  1. RTA 711 Master Class

Required Group 1: Choose one of the following four options:

Option 1 - Thesis Production Project

Option 2 - Major Research Paper

  • RTA 704 - Major Research Paper II
  • Plus one course from Core Elective Table I

Option 3 - Media Writing Project

  • RTA 705 - Thesis: Media Project II
  • Plus one course from Core Elective Table I

Option 4 - Two courses from Core Elective Table I

 

Required Group 2: One course from the following:

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