New Media (BFA) / Years 1 Through 4

New media offers studies in computational art, social media, tangible media, interactive storytelling and critical media theories.For more detailed information, please visit the Ryerson Course Calendar for the New Media (BFA) program.

 

Year 1

Fall - Semester 1 Winter - Semester 2
Revised curriculum begins 2019-2020.

4 Required:

  1. RTA 101 Introduction to Media Theory and Practice
  2. RTA 103 Digital Media Production I
  3. RTA 104 Sound Production
  4. RTA 107 Creative Processes - New Media

1 Lower 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 Core Elective course from Table I.

1 Lower Liberal Studies course from Table A.

1 Required:

  1. RTA 323 Contemporary Strategies in New Media

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


1 Required:

  1. RTA 520 Public Practice

2 Core Elective courses from from Table I.

1 Open Elective course from Open Elective Table.

1 Upper Liberal Studies course from Table B.

2 Required:

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

1 Core Elective course from Table I.

2 Open Elective courses from Open Elective Table.

Year 4 

Fall - Semester 7 Winter - Semester 8

1 Required:

  1. RTA 82A/B* Thesis Project

1 Core Elective course from Table I.

1 Open Elective course from Open Elective Table.

1 Upper 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 Upper Liberal Studies course from Table B.