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Creative Industries - BA

Is it for you?

Creative Industries prepares students for management, leadership and entrepreneurship roles in communication, design, media, entertainment, arts and culture. 

In this interdisciplinary program, you'll learn the fundamentals of creative industry operations — from how to develop creative ideas to business models, to marketing, finance, distribution, legal agreements, technology, design thinking and more. 

You’ll develop a diverse skill set that allows you to move in a variety of directions after graduation and provides you with hands-on experience in the creative fields, including:

  • Media
  • Design
  • Advertising
  • Live entertainment
  • Fashion
  • Heritage and culture
  • Visual arts

Program info

The Creative School

Program format(s): 
Full time: 4 Year

Bachelor of Arts

Grade range: 
Low 80s1


Experiential learning: 
Mandatory internship

Academic requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher prerequisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • A minimum grade of 70% or higher will be required in Grade 12 U English/anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available on the admission requirements page.

Optional statement

Acceptance to the Creative Industries program is competitive. Each year a number of spaces in the program are reserved for applicants who submit optional statements. The statement is evaluated by a program admissions committee.

When writing your 250 word statement, tell us what makes you a great candidate for the Creative Industries program, beyond your grades. We value diverse identities and experiences. We would love to hear about your creative activities, entrepreneurial experience or community involvement.

You will receive an Acknowledgment email after you submit an application that will allow access to your ChooseTMU Applicant Portal. You can upload your statement via your Applicant Portal.

Tuition and fees range 2024-2025

For detailed fees information, visit tuition and fees by program.

Full-time format:

Ontario students: $7,305 - $7,798
Out-of-province students: $8,481 - $8,995
International students: $35,102 - $35,521

First-year courses

Here is a preview of first-year courses based on the available undergraduate calendar information.

1st Semester


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

One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

One course from Table II (Creative-Content Modules)

2nd Semester


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

One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

One course from Table II (Creative-Content Modules)

Your future

  • Startup development
  • Project management
  • Leadership
  • Event management
  • Marketing associate
  • Producer
  • Agent
  • Account manager

Graduate studies including:

  • Digital Media
  • Media Production
  • Professional Communication
  • Fashion
  • Journalism

Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.

Student spotlight

Over 200 participants across various creative industries participate in annual Industry Connect event

Over 200 participants were invited by Creative Industries to explore networking opportunities with alumni and industry professionals. Talent management, music, public relations, marketing and film were just a handful of the industries represented during the event. Some of the companies in attendance included Bell Media, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment Canada and Warner Music Canada. 

Read more: Sold-out Industry Connect Event boasted impressive guest list comprised of industry professionals, alumni and students

A group of students and professionals network during the Creative Industries' Industry Connect event.

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  1. Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2024 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. TMU reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.


While every effort is made to ensure accuracy on this site, in the event of a discrepancy, TMU's current Undergraduate Calendar is the official reference.