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Lead the next generation of film and image makers, artists, and creators. Master your craft and build your network in the changing disciplines of film, photography, and integrated digital media. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the School of Image Arts is an epicenter of visual culture. Our curriculum combines hands-on and academic training, giving you the tools you need to develop your own unique voice. Join our vibrant community of creatives driven by bold new ways of looking at the world.

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Program Snapshot

Our undergraduate and graduate programs are comprehensive, striking a dynamic balance of artistic, technical, and conceptual learning. We help you to create vital, cutting edge work for industries in flux.

Be prepared to become a lifelong learner and face the future with confidence. There are limitless ways to create images and tell stories today— at the School of Image Arts, there is something for everyone. 

Gain access to an amazing faculty of industry leaders, a vibrant community of students, and the latest equipment and creative facilities including photo studios, print labs, a soundstage, darkrooms, carpentry workshops, maker spaces, digital fabrication labs, editing suites, sound mixing studios, and more.

Amplify Your Voice

Be empowered to not only join your field of choice, but become a leading changemaker within it.  Image Arts is a space that empowers creatives to learn their craft, find their voice and have a sustained impact in their discipline. Students and graduates from our programs apply their expertise and skills to a wide variety of image and motion-based industries.

Celebrate 2SLGBTQIA+ Creativity
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The Creative School at Toronto Metropolitan University invites you to explore A Measure of Being, an exhibition celebrating 2SLGBTQIA+ creativity, from June 23th to July 9th, 2022.

Durga Rajah’s A Measure of Time: 3 seconds consists of a series of photographs that are unfixed and exposed to light for set periods of time. At exactly 2:45pm on April 21st Durga Rajah took down and fixed a photograph, encapsulating exactly one month of exposure.

Chris Donovan: The Cloud Factory, on until June 18 at The Image Centre
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A long-term photographic project, The Cloud Factory stems from Donovan’s frustrations over the lack of critical reporting around the fossil fuel industry in a city that is home to Canada’s largest oil refinery. 

Image Arts alumna Natalia Dolan and Anishinaabe artist Caroline Brown photographed the nature at the Toronto Islands to tie back to Taddle Creek, which ran through campus in the 1800s. 

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We collaborate with two public-facing galleries, The Image Centre and Ryerson Artspace, and runs two in-house gallery spaces, The Image Factory and Gallery 310.