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Creative Industries

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Administered by: School of Creative Industries
Program Format: Full-time, four-year program.

The Creative Industries program gives students a deep understanding of how media, fashion, publishing, news, music, design and performing arts organizations operate creatively and commercially. The curriculum explores the nature of creativity and business management in cultural and creative sectors, providing students with a dynamic education - and preparing them for a wide range of careers upon graduation.

O.S.S.D. with six Grade 12 U/M courses including Grade 12 U English.

Notes: 

  1. ENG4U/EAE4U is the preferred English.
  2. A grade of 70 percent or higher will be required in Grade 12 U English.
  3. Subject to competition, candidates may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum.

Core courses develop your competencies in communication, digital technology, critical thinking, research design, collaboration and teamwork while informing you about the economic, legal, political and technological environment in which Canadian and international creative enterprises function.

As you proceed through the program you select two Creative-Content Modules from Table II to focus your studies. These modules of six courses offer students exposure to creative fields, including film, television, live performance, music, publishing, news media and fashion. You’ll learn about the historical, artistic and production aspects of these fields while examining how they function as businesses, both domestically and globally. At the same time, you undertake a business specialization that provides you with the business, management and entrepreneurial skills vital to your future career. The interdisciplinary design of the program and the broad range of elective choice give you the flexibility to shape your studies to fit your personal interests and aspirations. You may also elect to combine your program with a minor in another discipline.

The University’s downtown location in Canada’s media, artistic and financial capital provides an ideal setting for the study of the Creative Industries and for your work placement in fourth year.

Liberal Studies

Students must take three lower level liberal studies courses and three upper level liberal studies courses to graduate. Students must not choose courses that are restricted for their program or major.

Please refer to the liberal studies chapter of this calendar for more information on the Liberal Studies Policy. Further information on liberal studies can also be found at the Faculty of Arts' Liberal Studies website, opens in new window.

Minors

Students may pursue any Minor offered by Toronto Met (with some exceptions). Please refer to the Minors chapter of this calendar for further information on individual Minor requirements and exclusions.

The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education Certificates

Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible program exclusions. Please refer to the Certificate Registration section of the Curriculum Advising website, opens in new window for complete details.

3rd & 4th Semester

Last offered 2022-2023 for students admitted Fall 2021. Students admitted Fall 2022 and after see revised curriculum below.  

REQUIRED:

  • CRI 300 Digital Design Studio
  • CRI 400 Entrepreneurship in Creative Industries

CORE ELECTIVE: Four courses from Table II (Creative-Content Modules).

CORE ELECTIVE: Two courses from Table III (Business Module).

LIBERAL STUDIES: One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

LIBERAL STUDIES: One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

  

5th & 6th Semester

Revised curriculum begins 2022-2023 for students admitted Fall 2020. Last offered 2023-2024 for students admitted Fall 2021. Students admitted Fall 2022 and after see revised curriculum below.

REQUIRED:

  • CRI 460 Financial Management for Creatives
  • BSM 600 The Mature Business
  • CMN 313 Organizational Problem Solving and Report Writing
  • CRI 600 The Creative Process

CORE ELECTIVE/OPEN ELECTIVE: Two courses from Table I* or Two Open Electives.

CORE ELECTIVE: Four courses from Table II (Creative-Content Modules).

LIBERAL STUDIES: Two courses from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.


*At least two Table I courses must be taken before graduation. 

  

7th & 8th Semester

Last offered 2024-2025 for students admitted Fall 2021. Students admitted Fall 2022 and after see revised curriculum below.

REQUIRED:

  • CRI 700 Human Resources in Creative Industries
  • CRI 710 Creative Industries Research Methodology
  • CRI 810 Studies in Creative Collaboration
  • CRI 800 Managing Creative Enterprises

CORE ELECTIVE: Two courses from Table II (Creative-Content Modules).

CORE ELECTIVE/OPEN ELECTIVE: Four Open Electives or courses from Table I*

*At least two Table I courses must be taken before graduation. 

1st & 2nd Semester

Revised curriculum begins 2022-2023 for students admitted Fall 2022

1st Semester

REQUIRED:

  • BSM 100 The New Business: From Idea to Reality
  • CRI 100 Creative Industries Overview
  • PLX 111 Imagining the Creative City

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

CORE ELECTIVE:
One course from Table II (Creative-Content Modules)

2nd Semester

REQUIRED:

  • BSM 200 The Growing Business: Breaking Even
  • CMN 210 Text, Image and Sound
  • CRI 200 IP Issues in the Digital Age

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

CORE ELECTIVE:
One course from Table II (Creative-Content Modules)

  

3rd & 4th Semester

Revised curriculum begins 2023-2024 for students admitted Fall 2022.

REQUIRED:

CORE ELECTIVE: Two courses from Table II (Creative-Content Modules).

CORE ELECTIVE: Two courses from Table II (Creative-Content Modules).

LIBERAL STUDIES: One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

LIBERAL STUDIES: One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

  

5th & 6th Semester

Revised curriculum begins 2024-2025 for students admitted Fall 2022.

REQUIRED:

  • CRI 460 Financial Management for Creatives
  • CRI 700 HR in Creative Industries
  • CRI 710 C.I. Research Methodology
  • CMN 313 Organizational Problem Solving
  • BSM 600 The Mature Business

CORE ELECTIVE: Three courses from Table II (Creative-Content Modules).

OPEN ELECTIVE: One Open Elective

LIBERAL STUDIES: One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

  

7th & 8th Semester

Revised curriculum begins 2025-2026 for students admitted Fall 2022.  

REQUIRED:

  • CRI 500 Project Management
  • CRI 800 Managing Creative Enterprises
  • CRI 810 Studies in Creative Collaboration

CORE ELECTIVE: One course from Table II (Creative-Content Modules).

CORE ELECTIVE: Two courses from Table I

OPEN ELECTIVE: Three Open Electives

LIBERAL STUDIES: One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

 

A Program Advisory Council (PAC) is a group of volunteers that provides expert advice to a school or department on program related matters such as curriculum, program review, technology and trends in the industry, discipline or profession. For more information, see PDF fileSenate Policy #158 (Program Advisory Councils).

Tamara Horowitz
V.P. and Executive Producer
In-house Creative Agency

Michael Levine
Chairman
Westwood Creative Artists

Diane Mahoney
Managing Director
Bruce Mau Design
(PAC Chair)

Konrad Skorupa
Cultural Development Officer
Cultural Partnerships
City of Toronto - Economic Development and Culture

John Schoales
Senior Economic Policy Advisor - Creative Cluster Policy Unit
Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport

Jeffrey Remedios
President
Universal Music Canada

Ted Riley
Consultant Media Industries/
Advisor at the Cleantech
Practice at MaRS

Antoine Vimal du Monteil
Producer
Ubisoft Montreal

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