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Applications for Admission in Fall

You can start your application in the Graduate Admissions website. (opens in new window) 

You can check if the program is still accepting applications in the application deadlines page (opens in new window) .

Further information about deadline dates, English language proficiency and the online application can be found on the Graduate Admissions website (opens in new window) .  

To review a listing of all required documents, please refer to the Prepare Your Application page (opens in new window)  on the Graduate Admissions website. 

*Note: Generally decisions will be made by programs starting in January. Offers of admission begin mid-to-late-March and continue throughout the spring and summer until the program is filled.

Information Sessions

Next Information Session

When: May 9 at 5:30pm

Where: virtual on Zoom

Admissions Q&A - Graduate Studies at The Creative School

Admissions Q&A session

Do you have questions about applying to one of The Creative School graduate programs? Join our graduate program administration team to get answers.

Join us at the next session:

  • May 22 at 4 pm 
  • June 5 at 12 pm (noon)
  • June 27 at 2 pm
  • July 17 at 12 pm (noon)

Admission Requirements

  • Four-year (honours) Bachelor's degree, or equivalent
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 / 4.33 (B), or equivalent, in the final half of the program

If you have not completed two or more years, full-time, at a Canadian university, you will be required to provide certification of English language proficiency:

  • through one of the accepted examinations listed on the YSGPS admissions website (opens in new window) . Scores are valid for two years from the test date.
  • If you have completed two or more years at a university at which English was the primary language of instruction,  or have completed a graduate degree at a university where English was the primary language of instruction, applicants are required to provide an official statement from their institutions Registrar's office confirming the use of English as the Medium of Instruction for the duration of their study.

It is important to understand that meeting the minimum English proficiency requirements does not guarantee admission. 

You are required to submit a brief 500-word statement of interest demonstrating your capacity to succeed in the program.

The statement should describe:

  • Your motivations for pursuing graduate studies.
  • Your previous academic preparation.
  • Relevant work experience.
  • Future career plans.
  • Potential project proposal, should you have an early idea.

Please submit an updated résumé and highlight how your previous studies and experiences have prepared you for graduate studies at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Two Letters of Recommendation are required for each application. The two recommendations should be from academic referees – former professors or research supervisors familiar with the applicant’s abilities.

One recommendation may be substituted with a professional letter from a previous employer.

Referees names and contact information are entered during the online application process. They will be contacted directly via email by the Graduate Admissions Office for the recommendation.

It is your responsibility to make sure your Referees know to look for an email from Toronto Metropolitan University, where they will be able to submit your letter of recommendation.

Admissions Deadline

Domestic Applications - OPEN

You should submit your application, including all supporting documents, via the online portal by the First Consideration Deadline:

January 19, 2024.

Applications will be accepted until the program has filled all available spots in the program and the waitlist.

International Application - CLOSED

You should submit your application, including all supporting documents, via the online portal by the Preferred Deadline :

December 10, 2023

Applications will be accepted until the First Consideration Deadline: January 19, 2024, at which point the program will review applications received and may close admissions.

Admissions Timeline

Generally, the program will begin reviewing applications after the first consideration deadline in January. Offers of admission will begin mid-to-late-March and continue throughout the spring and summer until the program is full.

Financing Your Studies

Fees for both international and domestic students will be posted on the fees section of the Registrar's Office website (see link below). 

Tuition is calculated by year for each program, and it is not dependent on the number of courses taken per term. 

As per the 2023 fee schedule, tuition fees reported for the program are as follows:

  • Domestic: $10,814.11-$12,064.13
  • International: $33,889.99

Tuition is a yearly charge, which is broken into three payments, each due at the beginning of each term (September, January and May).

The allocation of scholarships will be on a competitive basis and will be consistent with TMU’s policies concerning access, equity and research integrity and the criteria established by Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management (F+PPCM) Graduate Program Committee. The Committee will oversee the evaluation of candidates and the selection of award winners.

You will be automatically considered for the following scholarships based on your admissions application:

  • Toronto Met Graduate Scholarship (TMGS): valued at $15,000.
  • Toronto Met Graduate Fellowship (TMGF): maximum value of $12,000.
  • Toronto Met Graduate Development Award (TMGDA): maximum value of $10,000.

Scholarships and Awards

The Yeates School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (YSGPS) website contains a comprehensive list of Scholarships and Awards, Additional Support, and External Funding Programs that will help you fund your education at Toronto Metropolitan University.

For questions about financial assistance, such as the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), please consult the Student Financial Assistance office website.

Additional Funding Options

Career Boost, Graduate Assitant, Research Assistant, Lab Monitor and Exam Invigilator opportunities are available to current students. Visit the TMU Careers website to apply. 

Zone Learning

Zone Learning is a new model of experiential learning built to prepare students for the 21st-century workplace. Offered only at Toronto Metropolitan University, it lets students apply their degree coursework to the development of startups, causes, companies, projects or ventures.

Admissions Awards 

No application required, awarded based on your admissions application.

  • Toronto Metropolitan Graduate Fellowship (TMGF)
    Value ranges from $2,000 to $6,000.
  • Toronto Metropolitan Graduate Development Award (TMGDA)
    Value ranges from $2,000 to $6,000.
  • Ontario Graduate Fellowship (OGF)  
    Value is $12,000 for one year.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) / Toronto Met Graduate Scholarship (TMGS)

  • $15,000 award for one year.
  • Eligible applicants will be notified by the program to submit an application around February/March. 
  • For students with an A- in each of the last two years of completed study.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC CGS-M)

  • $17,500 award for one year.
  • For Domestic applicants with an A- avg. in each of the last two years of completed study.
  • Application deadline is Dec 1; award is granted for the following Fall term.

F+PPCM Scholarship for BIPOC Students

new BIPOC scholarship for F+PPCM students

The Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management (F+PPCM) Scholarship for BIPOC Students aims to counterbalance the social, cultural and economic difficulties BIPOC students encounter when they undertake graduate studies. Designated for a BIPOC student applying to the F+PPCM program at Toronto Metropolitan University, the scholarship will support academic excellence and demonstrated financial need.

The scholarship’s value for 2024-2025 is $12,000 and is attached to a special mentorship program. It is open to both domestic and international students.

If you have any questions about the award or the application process, please contact us at

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • Be applying to the Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management Program at Toronto Metropolitan University as a full-time Graduate student.
  • Self-identify as BIPOC: including Black (including those that identify as Afro-Caribbean or African-Canadian), and/or An Aboriginal person in Canada (including First Nations [status or non-status], Metis, or Inuit and/or a Racialized person.
  • Demonstrate financial need, as determined by the submission of a Student Budget Form.
  • Have clear academic standing.

The award will be administered by the Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management (F+PPCM) program. The selection committee will be composed of at least three representatives. They will review the application information and prepare a ranked list of qualified Award recipients. They will make the final selection of the recipient based on the weighted criteria.  If in the opinion of the selection committee no candidates meet the outlined criteria, the award shall not be given to any applicant that year.

Interested applicants should submit their application documents via the google form below. 

*Your application documents must be uploaded in PDF format.

*UPDATED* Application Period:

June 12, 2024 to July 3, 2024

Want to support F+PPCM students? We encourage anyone wishing to make a donation to do so via the online link below.

Thank you!


Scholarship Recipients

My name is Iman Bundu. I'm a student and aspiring cultural worker. The seeds of my interest in film began in earnest, through free trials for pay-per-view movie channels. They only continued to grow when I began university and recognized film as a viable object of study, completing my undergrad in Cinema Studies and Critical Equity and Solidarity Studies at the University of Toronto.

Throughout the course of my time there, my interests were equally, if not more, informed by developments happening in the film world at large. I supplemented my education by attending talks, workshops and screenings. This led to a newfound awareness of advancements in film restoration, as previously lost or underseen works, became more widely available. The advancements intersected with newfound calls for on screen representation by marginalized groups, a necessary endeavour but one which in the mainstream, tends toward one dimensional portraits in blockbusters to satiate viewers and quiet critiques. 

Suffice to say, this has informed my own passion to illuminate film histories across the globe, to challenge ahistorical understandings of the medium as well as trouble some of the more deeply embedded myths of who connotes a pioneer. A multidisciplinary approach has always steered my academic pursuits and serves as the basis for my goals. It's a distinct honour and privilege to have been awarded this scholarship, for a program which feels uniquely attuned to my interests. It will allow me to study at renowned institutions worldwide to gain first hand experiential knowledge and open up the possibility of exploring other threads of interest I may come across in my studies.

Iman Bundu

Iman Bundu

Marzieh Benyasin portrait

Marzieh Benyasin

As a person who has been working on many Iranian news agencies and newspapers as a head-Journalist, a senior editor, and a photographer, I had to start nearly from scratch by attending a series of courses ranging from the history of art and postmodernism to feminism. I came across the Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management program at Ryerson University during my research. I have become highly interested in areas of practice and study offered and worked on at Ryerson. Being exposed to diverse traditions and studying in a more critical and creative environment will enhance my visual/critical thinking ability.

My name is Marzieh (Baran) Benyasin. I was born in Ahvaz, Iran, in 1991. I am an Iranian-Arab photographer, art journalist, and translator. I completed my undergraduate studies in Professional Photojournalism at the School of Media Studies in Tehran, Iran. My early research focused on middle eastern performance art, cinema, fine arts, women, and ethnic minorities -Iranian Arabs- for almost ten years.

In a program structured around creative approaches toward best practices of collection management, historiography, and industry standards, I believe this is where I will succeed and produce work to help elevate my professional reputation.

My final project plan would be to connect with the Pahlavi royal family and offer a thorough assessment of their photo collections and help them preserve their legacies by implementing an updated methodology that I will learn through the program. For that, the program will fund my project and let me use the facilities to achieve the goal. Also, when I won the “F+PPCM scholarship”, I felt confident that I could plan for my future projects. Solving my financial worries as an international student, enriching my library, and completing my photo collections in line with my final project are some of the positive effects this scholarship can have on my future. This fund was given to me by the university, which proved to be a supporter to me at the beginning, and I am proud of that, and I tried that I can use this fund to be successful in my future career.

Studying at Yeates School of Graduate Studies will be a dream come true for me, and now that I have the privilege of being admitted to this program, I will use all my strengths and make all my efforts to excel at Ryerson University. 


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