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Media Production - BA

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Join the Media Production program, named one of the top 15 international media schools by The Hollywood Reporter, to master storytelling and audience experience for the various media platforms. Learn to produce content for video, television, podcast, radio, AR, VR, video games, transmedia, live virtual and multi-camera studio productions, and discover new techniques to produce media content for emerging technologies. Study production, audience engagement, and media business in order to understand the context of today’s dynamic media landscape and shape its future.  

Refine your skills through experiential opportunities like hosting SpiritLive Radio or Met-TV, which are broadcast from our state-of-the-art studios. Connect with professionals through networking events and industry internships and gain a global perspective of the entertainment industry through the Los Angeles boot camp. Our graduates include New Girl’s Hannah Simone and writer/producer Vera Santamaria, whose recent credits include BoJack Horseman, Orange Is the New Black, and Schitt’s Creek.

 Ranked in The 15 Top Global Film Schools (external link, opens in new window)  in 2023 by The Hollywood Reporter.

Program info

The Creative School

Program format(s): 
Full time: 4 Year

Bachelor of Arts

Grade range: 
Low 80s1


Experiential learning: 
Mandatory internship

Tuition and fees 

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

Full-time format 2023-2024:

Ontario students fees range: $7,232 - $7,738
Out-of-province students fees range: $8,060 - $8,582
International student fees range: $33,462 - $33,881

First-year courses

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

1st Semester


  • RTA 101 Introduction to Media Theory and Practice
  • RTA 102 Creative Process for Media Production
  • RTA 103 Intro to Digital Media
  • RTA 104 Introductory Audio Production

One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

2nd Semester


Your future

  • On-air host
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director 
  • Editor
  • Talent casting
  • Media management
  • Talent agent
  • Copywriter
  • Development officer
  • Media artist

Graduate studies in TMU’s programs in:

  • Digital Media
  • Media Production
  • Documentary Media 
  • Scriptwriting and Story Design

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


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 (ENG4U/EAE4U required).

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

Non-academic requirements 

This is a Grades-Plus program. In addition to meeting competitive academic requirements, you are required to submit the following non-academic requirements. Your ability to follow and adhere to the requirements is part of the assessment of your application. 

Fall 2024 non-academic requirement due date:
February 1, 2024 or 10 business days from your application submission date, whichever comes later.

Prepare a current resumé/curriculum vitae highlighting education, work experience, volunteer experience, and extracurricular activities. 

 Please save your resume as a .pdf file.

Please answer the following two questions in a thoughtful, reflective and compelling manner, strictly limiting your response for each to the word count specified. 

  1. Provide a personal statement as to why you have chosen Media Production and explain what you have done that demonstrates why you are a good candidate for this program. Please include your areas of interest and where you see yourself working after graduating from the Media Production program. (300 words)
  2. Choose your favourite media production (e.g. a television show, film, song/album, podcast, radio show, play, video game, or any other creative product) and describe what makes it compelling for you and how you might adapt it to another media platform. (500 words)

 Please ensure that your responses to the above questions are saved and submitted as one .pdf file.

Three reference forms are a requirement for admission consideration. Two of your reference forms must be completed and submitted by current or past academic references (e.g. guidance counsellors, teachers, professors). The other form may be submitted by a current or past supervisor or employer. Your references may not be family members or friends.

Submission instructions are found below.

The non-academic requirements assessment fee is $50 CDN and must be paid in order for your submission to be reviewed. Here’s how to pay:

  1. Access your ChooseTMU Applicant Portal account (instructions to access the portal can be found below under Submission Instructions).

  2. Click on the button to link to the eForms Centre.

    eForms Centre button highlighted in the applicant portal account
  3. Next, click on the eForms Center tile.

    eForms Center button highlighted in the bottom right corner of MyServiceHub.
  4. Then click on the Non-Academic Fee Form link.

    Non-academic Fee Form highlighted in the eForms Center page.

Applicants are required to submit all components of their non-academic requirements via the ChooseTMU Applicant Portal. Due to the volume of applications received and our system performance, we strongly encourage you to submit your documents well in advance of the noted deadlines.

Applicants unable to use the ChooseTMU Applicant Portal are required to contact the RTA School of Media at to discuss an alternate method of submission.

Here’s how to access your ChooseTMU Applicant Portal account:

  1. Get your TMU Student Number in the email acknowledgement of your application
  2. Activate your TMU Online Identity. Fill in the Activation Form on the Accounts website. When asked for your Student/Applicant ID, enter your nine-digit TMU Student Number. Keep a record of your user name and password
  3. 24 hours after activating your TMU Online Identity, visit the ChooseTMU Applicant Portal

Complete the following steps to submit your Reference Forms:

  1. Input your references’ contact information via the ChooseTMU Applicant Portal. Please ensure that all reference information is inputted accurately. If you wish to amend your reference information (e.g. change reference, change email address) please complete and submit the  (google form) Upload Help Form (external link, opens in new window) .
  2. Have your references complete the Reference Form. Your references will receive an email giving access to the Reference Form and instructions. If a reference has not received the email, please ask your reference to review their “trash” or “junk mail.” To request that the email be sent again, please complete and submit the  (google form) Upload Help Form (external link, opens in new window) .
  3. Confirm that your references have completed the Reference Form. A Reference Form is complete once its status on the ChooseTMU Applicant Portal indicates “Received.” It is your responsibility to ensure each reference completes their Reference Form by the noted deadline.

If you are applying for readmission or reinstatement, you are not required to submit non-academic requirements. You must inform the program department of your intentions.

 Email the RTA School of Media at by February 1, 2024, or 10 business days from your application submission date (whichever comes later).

Student spotlight

On air with Met-TV: The budding student-led television network at TMU

Met-TV, the student-run television network, serves as a one-stop shop, where they air and produce content for students, by students across a variety of genres. The network allows students to participate in all aspects of television production and showcase their talents to a broader audience.

Read more: Television network airs content produced for students, by students

Image courtesy of Met-TV

Students behind the scenes of "Off Brand Nonsense."

More ways to explore TMU


  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.