|Degree Awarded:||Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)|
|Administered by:||RTA School of Media|
|Program Format:||Full-time, four-year program.|
New Media is a fine arts program that stands at the intersection of creativity and emerging technology. It provides a solid theoretical and practical grounding in the design and creative production of interactive and experiential artworks.
O.S.S.D. with six Grade 12 U/M courses including Grade 12 U English.
- ENG4U/EAE4U is the preferred English.
- The grade required in the subject prerequisite (normally in the 65-70 percent range) will be determined subject to competition.
- Final admission selection will be based on academic performance, proficiency in communication skills, and creative potential, as demonstrated by the applicant’s history and submissions. As part of the admission selection process, applicants must visit the Program page for details about the non-academic requirements.
- A non-academic assessment fee of $50 CDN (non-refundable and subject to change) is required and will be requested by Toronto Met as applicable.
- Subject to competition, candidates may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum.
Commensurate with the technological challenge it faces within an ever-evolving field, the program uses a variety of innovative teaching approaches to move students through an immersive, hands-on course of study.
Emphasizing creativity, New Media expands the idea of computing. It encourages risk taking and experimentation within a supportive, collaborative environment designed to address the emerging challenges of the communication age. To this end, students engage new technologies not only as a means of art production but as instruments of social, cultural, and artistic change.
The curriculum is unique both in its substance and in its structure, which emphasizes depth as well as breadth and flexibility. The remarkable learning environment offered by the Faculty of Communication and Design, combined with Toronto Met's proximity to Toronto's art community, as well as the media production, telecommunications, and cultural industries, provide unparalleled opportunities for developing not only the tools, but an understanding of the medium in a field that is continually in the process of self-invention.
The New Media BFA prepares fine art students to become creators of digital art, mobile media, interactive storytelling and virtual worlds.
Creative Practice Hours
To graduate from any of the RTA School of Media Undergraduate Programs, each student must complete a minimum of 60 hours of Creative Practice unpaid volunteer work in a qualifying RTA institution or project. This can be done at any time over the four years of the program. This will be considered one requirement of successful completion of RTA 711 or RTA 82A/B or RTA 431.
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.
Table A - Lower Level Restrictions
Table B - Upper Level Restrictions
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.
1st & 2nd Semester
Revised curriculum begins 2022-2023 for students admitted Fall 2022 and after.
3rd & 4th Semester
Last offered 2022-2023 to students admitted Fall 2021. Students admitted Fall 2022 and after see revised curriculum below.
3rd & 4th Semester
Revised curriculum begins 2023-2024 for students admitted Fall 2022 and after.
5th & 6th Semester
Last offered 2023-2024 to students admitted Fall 2021. Students admitted Fall 2022 and after see revised curriculum below.
5th & 6th Semester
Revised curriculum begins 2024-2025 for students admitted Fall 2022 and after.
7th & 8th Semester
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).
Chair: Nancy Chapelle
Executive Director, Bell Fund
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Formerly CEO of Cookie Jar Entertainment, Founder of Nelvana
Associate Arts Professor
New York University
Speaker, Author, Inclusion Consultant
Distinguished Visiting Professor
Toronto Metropolitan University
Senior VP, Production
President of Broadcasting
Rogers Media Inc.
The Hand Eye Society
Epitome Pictures Inc.
Vice President, Specialty Channels
Former CEO Alliance Atlantis Entertainment Group.
Chair and Co-Founder
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ontario Media Development Corporation
Canadian Ethic Media Association
Goodmans Entertainment Group