Ryerson Radio And Television Personal Essay Examples

A Concentration is a structured plan of study within a program (6 to 12 core or professional electives) that provides an opportunity for advanced or in-depth study in a particular area of interest. Concentrations are not required but most RTA students are encouraged to complete one which they can designate (declare) to note on their transcript.  Students can designate their concentration on RAMSS. 

List of courses and concentrations for Media Production:

Radio and Sound
Students will complete RTA 311 plus five (5) of the following:

Television and Video
Students will complete either RTA 313 or RTA 314* plus four (4) of the following:

RTA 908Business of Producing I
RTA 909Business of Producing II 
RTA 910Production Management
RTA 911Directing and Performance
RTA 912The Audience 
RTA 913Media Entrepreneurship 
RTA 955Sports Broadcasting
RTA 956Children's Programming
RTA 957Documentary Production
RTA 960Selected Topics in International Media
RTA 969Television Technical Producing
RTA 970Lighting, Grip and Effects Specialty
RTA 973Independent Production
RTA 975Video Compositing and Special Effects
RTA 977Current Affairs Production
RTA 978Editing Specialty
RTA 979Advanced Television Editing 
RTA 983Video Production – Advanced
* RTA 313 and RTA 314 have a GPA weight of 2.00 and a course count of 2.00.

Digital Media
Students will complete six (6) of the following:

RTA 221Experiential Media & Interdisciplinary Practice 
RTA 222Intro to Computational Art
RTA 223Intro to Experience Design
RTA 317Digital Media for Evolving Audiences
RTA 320Interactive Storytelling 
RTA 321Intro to Tangible Media 
RTA 925Making Objects
RTA 928Gaming Theory and Practice
RTA 929Multi-platform Narrative
RTA 930Social Practices in Hybrid Media Spaces
RTA 932Hacking, DIY, and Open Source Cultures
RTA 933Hacking, DIY, and Open Source Studio
RTA 934Virtual Identities and Communities
RTA 935Institutional and Personal Media Platforms
RTA 948Interactive Spaces
RTA 953Mobility and Mixed Reality
RTA 954Empathy Machines
RTA 958Networked Art
RTA 959Visualization and Generative Processes
RTA 9612D and Object Animation
RTA 962Interaction Design
RTA 963Web Design
RTA 965Advanced New Media Topics
RTA 967Interactivity and Net-working
RTA 968Emerging New Media Practices
RTA 975Video Compositing and Special Effects
RTA 982Advanced Digital Media Production

Media Business
Students will complete six (6) of the following:

Students will complete RTA 212 plus five (5) of the following:

Social Media
Students will complete six (6) of the following:

RTA 521#Activism: Media for Social Change 
RTA 902Social Media
RTA 917Public Relations
RTA 930Social Practices in Hybrid Media Spaces
RTA 932Hacking, DIY, and Open Source Cultures
RTA 933Hacking, DIY, and Open Source Studio
RTA 934Virtual Identities and Communities
RTA 935Institutional and Personal Media Platforms
RTA 967Interactivity and Net-working

Critical Media Theory
Students will complete RTA 101 plus five (5) of the following:

RTA 220New Media Art History
RTA 323Contemporary Strategies in New Media
RTA 903News and Current Affairs Theory
RTA 938Digital Popular Cultures
RTA 939Indigenous Media
RTA 940Canadian Televisual Studies
RTA 946Issues in New Media Theory & History

Offers of Admission for Ontario High School Students

Basic Requirements for Admission

Ryerson University offers 2 types of programs:

  • Grades-Only programs determine your basis of admission solely on academic performance.
  • Grades-Plus programs use a combination of grades, portfolios, interviews and/or auditions to make admission decisions.

Minimum Admissions Requirements (subject to change)

  • Completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
  • 6 Grade 12 U/M courses or equivalent, including English/Anglais and program-specific subject prerequisites

A minimum overall average of 70% (or equivalent) in six Grade 12 U/M courses establishes your eligibility to apply for admission. Ryerson receives more applications than spaces available. Possession of the minimum requirements, averages and/or grades does not guarantee admission. The overall average and subject-specific grades required for each program depends on competition each year, and admission is offered to the best qualified candidates. 

Find more information about admission to Ryerson.

Admission averages are calculated based on your top 6 Grade 12 U/M courses. Ryerson does not require subject prerequisite marks to be included in your admission average, though you must meet the subject prerequisite grade requirement that is specific to your program. 

If you are a high school student, you are encouraged to achieve as much breadth of preparation as possible in the course of your studies leading to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, and meet the stated subject prerequisite requirements for the program you intend to apply to.

Failed and Repeated Courses

We will calculate your overall average using the final marks from your best 6 Grade 12 U/M courses, which may include repeated/upgraded course marks. 

Timing and Process for Admission Decisions

We anticipate that the majority of decisions will be made between February and the end of May 2018 based on application processing timeframes and timelines for evaluating non-academic requirements. 

February 1, 2018, is the Guaranteed Consideration Date for all programs. 

Subject to space availability in programs, applications, amendments and supporting documents may continue to be reviewed after the Guaranteed Consideration Date for fall admission. Some part-time undergraduate programs also accept applications for the winter and spring terms. More information can be found on our Application Dates page.  

The presentation of admission averages on eINFO are estimates only, and are subject to change. Find further information in Ryerson's Official Undergraduate Calendar(s).


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