Media Production (MA) / Program Overview

Masters of Arts in Media Production

The Master of Arts in Media Production challenges students to explore traditional and innovative media forms, outlets, technologies and creative productions designed to tell compelling stories and reach diverse audiences. Students create compelling, advanced media narratives that entertain, inform, and inspire. They engage fully in the content development process to create advanced media productions, mentored by faculty and external specialists through an intensive one-year creative work experience.

Length of Program: 12 Months

Application Requirements: see our Admissions page

Area of Study: While there are several shared courses that provide context, students will concentrate in production areas critical to their major productions and career objectives, and building on their areas of expertise. Potential production areas include TV studio, digital media, location shooting, audio post, music recording, new media and/or the business and management of media.

Careers After Graduation: RTA is committed to developing students with the education, practical experience and network they need to succeed in a competitive marketplace. Employment opportunities for media production graduates include: Production, Screenwriting, Graphic design, Teaching, Editing, Radio and TV hosting, Social media management, Digital Media Sales, Research, Distribution, Marketing, Entrepreneurs, App Design and more!

The Ideal Student: will have an undergraduate media education, a demonstrated knowledge of the production tools of some form of media production as well as some media production or business/management experience.

Photo of Marwa Siam-Abdou - MA Student

“This master’s program gave me access to the creative resources, the right network and the education I need in order to become a successful producer.”

– Marwa Siam-Abdou, MA student

Graduate Admissions

Admissions Requirements

  • Four-year honours Bachelor's degree (or equivalent), preferably in a media related field
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 / 4.33 (B), or equivalent, in the final half of the program
  • Official transcripts for all relevant post-secondary education
  • A written statement about your project proposal
  • A résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A portfolio containing examples of the applicant’s work. This can be in written or audio/video/multimedia form.

The ideal advanced student for this program will have a strong undergraduate media education, a demonstrated knowledge of the production tools of some form of media production as well as media production or business/management experience. The program may also accept highly motivated individuals from other fields of study with a desire to develop intensive knowledge in our disciplines.

For more information on requirements and how to apply, please refer to the Yeates School of Graduate Studies Admissions site.