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This information is updated based on the 2023-2024 CI curriculum. Find more information on the Undergraduate Calendar (opens in new window) .

Creative Content Modules

A module is defined as a sequence of five courses consisting of varying combinations of required and elective courses in a discrete subject area. As a Creative Industries student you’ll select one module at the start of 1st year and a second at the start of 2nd year. You’ll complete both modules at a rate of one course per semester. Delivered by the eight professional schools within The Creative School and one from the Ted Rogers School of Management, each module will cover the basic historical, theoretical and production aspects of a creative field while also examining how that field functions as a business. These modules will give you the opportunity to meet and participate in courses together with students specializing in each creative field. You’ll have thirteen modules to choose from, as provided below.

For details of the courses and tables below, see the course calendar (opens in new window) .

School of Fashion

  • The Fashion Industry: Markets, Aesthetics & Creativity

School of Professional Communication

  • Professional Communication

School of Image Arts

  • The Art & Business of Film
  • Visual Culture
  • Curatorial Practices

School of Journalism

  • The Business and Practice of News

School of Graphic Communications Management

  • Concept to Reality: Publishing and Printing

RTA: School of Media

  • The Music Industry
  • Storytelling in Media
  • Media Business

School of Performance

  • Acting/Dance Studies

School of Interior Design

  • Interior Design: Humanscale for Creative Thinkers

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • Events and Live Entertainment

Note: Modules are offered subject to minimum student enrolment and are normally confirmed in July of each year. Though every effort is made to offer all students the modules of their choice, space in specific modules may be limited if demand exceeds capacity.


These elective courses, required of all Toronto Metropolitan University students, are intended to broaden your education beyond your specific program of study. You will take one elective each term in your first three years. Typically students choose from a wide variety of courses offered in such areas as English, Philosophy, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Economics.

For details of the courses and tables below, see the course calendar (opens in new window) .

Creative Industries Electives (Core Elective Table I)

A minimum of 2 courses are to be selected from the following list in years 3 and/or 4:

  • CRI 410: Beggars, Choosers: C.I. Advocacy
  • CRI 420: Book Publishing and Marketing
  • CRI 430: Canadian Media and Entertainment Industries
  • CRI 450: Appreciating Creativity in Practice
  • CRI 480: Visual Culture Industries
  • CRI 510: Art and Business of Gaming
  • CRI 520: Design Management
  • CRI 530: Talent Management
  • CRI 540: Marketing the Creative Industries
  • CRI 560: Topics in Creative Industries
  • CRI 570: Creative Industries: International Lab
  • CRI 590: Storytelling Indigenous People
  • CRI 620: Concert and Festival Management
  • CRI 630: Advertising Theory and Practice
  • CRI 670: Music and Brands
  • CRI 680: Celebrity
  • CRI 720: Media Regulation and Communication Policy
  • CRI 730: Strategic Leadership in the Creative Industries
  • CRI 740: The Creative Negotiation
  • CRI 750: Emerging Technologies in Cyberspace
  • CRI 760: Diversity in Creative Industries
  • CRI 770: Trendwatching
  • CRI 780: Your Creative Self
  • CRI 820: Global Licensing and Distribution Agreements
  • CRI 830: Youth Cultural Production
  • CRI 840: Management of Soft Innovation
  • CRI 850: Directed Reading Course
  • CRI 860: The Big Night
  • EID 100: Digital Skills and Innovation
  • FCD 222: Coding for Creatives (FCAD Elective)
  • FCD 240: History of Art and Design: Global Survey
  • FCD 551: Digital Media and Network Cultures (FCAD Elective)
  • FCD 580: Project in Creative Technology
  • FCD 815: Design Solutions Supercourse I
  • FCD 816: Global Campus Studio Supercourse I
  • FCD 825: Design Solutions Supercourse II
  • FCD 826: Global Campus Studio Supercourse II
  • FCD 962: Interaction Design (FCAD Elective)
  • THF 470: Black Creative Practices

University Open Electives

Select from any discipline in 3rd and 4th years will enable you to explore areas of personal interest or to gain additional depth in areas that you think are valuable to your chosen career path. You may also elect to devote these electives to the completion of a minor.

For a complete listing of the Open Electives please consult the Open Elective Table (opens in new window)  of the calendar.


While pursuing your Creative Industries degree you may wish to combine it with a minor that enhances your career preparations. A minor is a grouping of six courses that will uniquely complement your degree by adding knowledge and skills in a related field.  These are among the minors available to students who wish to devote some of their open and breadth electives toward this goal:

  • Accounting
  • eBusiness
  • Economics
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Global Management
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Politics
  • Public Administration
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

For a full list of Minors and the current Minor Policy please see the Minors Policy/Minors page in the current Academic Calendar (opens in new window) .

Course Outlines

Course descriptions are available in the Toronto Metropolitan University Academic Calendar (opens in new window) 

Detailed outlines will be available shortly after the start of term.