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Applications for Admission in Fall

You can start your application in the Graduate admission website:
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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 following page on the Graduate Admissions website: Prepare Your Application, opens in new window

**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 full.

MA in Media Production

(1 Year)

Application to Media Production MA

The ideal student for this program will have a strong undergraduate media education, a demonstrated knowledge of the production tools of some form of media production as well as media production or business/management experience. The program may also accept highly motivated individuals from other fields of study with a desire to develop intensive knowledge in our disciplines.

  • Four year undergraduate Bachelor's degree (or equivalent), preferably in a media related field
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 / 4.33 (B), or equivalent, in the final half of the program
  • Official transcripts for all relevant post-secondary education

All applicants (including those who have completed a degree internationally or at a French-speaking institution) will be required to provide certification of English language proficiency through one of the accepted examinations listed in the YSGS admissions website, unless:

  • they have completed two or more years of full-time postsecondary education at a Canadian university.
  • they have completed two or more years of full-time postsecondary education  at a university at which English was the primary language of instruction.
  • they have completed a graduate degree at a university where English was the primary language of instruction.

For exemption from this requirement, applicants are required to provide an official statement from their institution's Registrar's office confirming the use of English as the Medium of Instruction for the duration of their study. This letter will be required to be submitted through the applicant portal once you have applied and have been asked to submit your documents. This applies to all internationally educated applicants, including those that are currently studying within North America.

Please note, meeting the minimum English proficiency requirements does not guarantee admission. Programs may set additional requirements to these minimum standards.

Please answer the following questions in your written statement (max 500 words):

  1. Media is in flux. Where do you see the greatest/most exciting new opportunities? What is ripe for change? In which area of media theory and practice are you hoping to become a creator-scholar?
  2. Outline the media production project or major research paper you would like to do in the Master of Arts in Media Production program, and why you would like to produce it.
  3. Explain how your project is innovative and/or why it would deepen and build on your current body of work. Describe how it will demonstrate excellence in media production. Describe how it will inform current academic research in your area of interest and contribute to the body of knowledge within the media industry and the academic research of our discipline. Please include references to back up your explanation.
  4. Name three faculty members who you feel would be appropriate as your Supervisor. If a faculty member has already agreed to act as your Supervisor for your research and/or creative work please indicate that, and this will be taken into account in the application process. A list of recent projects and their Supervisors can be found in the Project Abstracts page.  Some of their bios can be found in the RTA faculty page, opens in new window. You can also reach out to any member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies who you think would be a good fit. The full list of YSGS members can be found in the YSGS Faculty section, opens in new window, see "Membership List".
  5. Please describe the skills you currently possess and what skills you would need to add or build in order to complete your proposed project.

This should note your career achievements, including any prior production and/or media management experience.

Two Letters of Recommendation are required for each application. Preferably, the two recommendations should be from academic referees (e.g. former professors or research supervisors). However, one recommendation may be substituted from a current or previous employer.

This can be in written or audio/video/multimedia form and may include up to three (3) pieces. The committee will read your written work, examine several minutes of your video or audio submission, navigate your web design, or otherwise inspect your portfolio as appropriate. For larger production material, we encourage you to provide edited excerpts.

Along with your media submission, please enclose a statement describing the process underlying the development of the submission itself. If your work has been professionally critiqued or presented publicly, please note this as well and include reviews.

Applicants are encouraged to use online posting sites, such as YouTube or Vimeo for audio/video files.

Important Note: The admissions online portal will only accept one (pdf) portfolio file. Please provide the URL for your portfolio content, along with the statement about your work, in the pdf document.

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, it is not dependent on the number of courses taken per term. 

As per the 2021 fee schedule, tuition fees reported for the program are as follows:

  • Domestic: $10,439.03
  • International: $24,834.91

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 Ryerson’s policies concerning access, equity and research integrity, and the criteria established by The Media Production Graduate Program Committee. The Committee will oversee the evaluation of candidates and selection of award winners.

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

  • Ontario Graduate Fellowship (OGF): valued at $12,000.
  • Ryerson Graduate Fellowship (RGF): starting at $2000, maximum value of $12,000.
  • Ryerson Graduate Development Award (RGDA): maximum value of $10,000.

Scholarships and Awards

The Yeates School of Graduate Studies (YSGS) website, opens in new window contains a comprehensive list of Scholarships and Awards, Additional Support, and External Funding Programs that will help you fund your education at Ryerson.

 

A two credential pathway is an ideal profile for career paths of creative executives.

 

Media Production MBA Pathway

(2 Years)

Application to Media Production MA (1st year)

Students interested in the Media Production MBA pathway, must apply to the Media Production MA program first. 

Students who have been admitted to the Media Production MA can apply for admission to the Media Production MBA Pathway starting in the Fall term of their first year, for admission in the Spring term.

Two years of work experience, GMAT and online interview will be required for admission into the Media Production MBA Pathway. 

  • Four year undergraduate Bachelor's degree (or equivalent), preferably in a media related field
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 / 4.33 (B), or equivalent, in the final half of the program
  • Official transcripts for all relevant post-secondary education

All applicants (including those who have completed a degree internationally or at a French-speaking institution) will be required to provide certification of English language proficiency through one of the accepted examinations listed in the YSGS admissions website unless:

  • they have completed two or more years of full-time postsecondary education at a Canadian university.
  • they have completed two or more years of full-time postsecondary education  at a university at which English was the primary language of instruction.
  • they have completed a graduate degree at a university where English was the primary language of instruction.

For exemption from this requirement, applicants are required to provide an official statement from their institution's Registrar's office confirming the use of English as the Medium of Instruction for the duration of their study. This letter will be required to be submitted through the applicant portal once you have applied and have been asked to submit your documents. This applies to all internationally educated applicants, including those that are currently studying within North America.

Please note, meeting the minimum English proficiency requirements does not guarantee admission. Programs may set additional requirements to these minimum standards.

Students interested in the MBA pathway of study must include their preference within their statement of interest.

Please answer the following questions in your written statement (max 500 words):

  1. Media is in flux. Where do you see the greatest/most exciting new opportunities? What is ripe for change? In which area of media theory and practice are you hoping to become a creator-scholar?
  2. Outline the media production project or major research paper you would like to do in the Master of Arts in Media Production program, and why you would like to produce it.
  3. Explain how your project is innovative and/or why it would deepen and build on your current body of work. Describe how it will demonstrate excellence in media production. Describe how it will inform current academic research in your area of interest and contribute to the body of knowledge within the media industry and the academic research of our discipline. Please include references to back up your explanation.
  4. Name three faculty members who you feel would be appropriate as your Supervisor. If a faculty member has already agreed to act as your Supervisor for your research and/or creative work please indicate that, and this will be taken into account in the application process. A list of recent projects and their Supervisors can be found in the Project Abstracts page.  Some of their bios can be found in the RTA faculty page, opens in new window. You can also reach out to any member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies who you think would be a good fit. The full list of YSGS members can be found in the YSGS Faculty section, opens in new window, see "Membership List".
  5. Please describe the skills you currently possess and what skills you would need to add or build in order to complete your proposed project.

This should note your career achievements, including any prior production and/or media management experience.

Two Letters of Recommendation are required for each application. Preferably, the two recommendations should be from academic referees (e.g. former professors or research supervisors). However, one recommendation may be substituted from a current or previous employer.

This can be in written or audio/video/multimedia form and may include up to three (3) pieces. The committee will read your written work, examine several minutes of your video or audio submission, navigate your web design, or otherwise inspect your portfolio as appropriate. For larger production material, we encourage you to provide edited excerpts.

Along with your media submission, please enclose a statement describing the process underlying the development of the submission itself. If your work has been professionally critiqued or presented publicly, please note this as well and include reviews.

Applicants are encouraged to use online posting sites, such as YouTube or Vimeo for audio/video files.

Important Note: The admissions online portal will only accept one (pdf) portfolio file. Please provide the URL for your portfolio content, along with the statement about your work, in the pdf document.

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, it is not dependent on the number of courses taken per term. 

As per the 2021 fee schedule, tuition fees reported for the program are as follows:

  • Domestic: $10,439.03
  • International: $24,834.91

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 Ryerson’s policies concerning access, equity and research integrity, and the criteria established by The Media Production Graduate Program Committee. The Committee will oversee the evaluation of candidates and selection of award winners.

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

  • Ontario Graduate Fellowship (OGF): valued at $12,000.
  • Ryerson Graduate Fellowship (RGF): starting at $2000, maximum value of $12,000.
  • Ryerson Graduate Development Award (RGDA): maximum value of $10,000.

Scholarships and Awards

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

Application to the MBA (2nd year)

Students pursuing the MA in Media Production starting in the Fall would apply to the Ted Rogers MBA program the following Spring intake. The applicant portal for the Spring 2022 intake will open in early November 2021. Visit the MBA website for upcoming application deadlines

Applicants should use their existing OUAC username and password, external link to apply to the program. When applying to the MBA program, applicants can select the Media Production MBA Pathway under the specialization field to indicate their interest in this option.

In approximately 500 words, outline your reasons for pursuing an MBA, your career objectives, and how your previous studies and experience have prepared you for the program.

For the MBA Pathway application the admissions committee will use the same letters of recommendation you submitted for the Media Production MA application. 

When completing your application in the OUAC website, under references, please input the contact information of the Program Directors of the MBA and MA in Media Production programs:

Donna Smith, Graduate Program Director, Ted Rogers MBA Program drsmith@ryerson.ca  

James Nadler, Graduate Program Director, MA in Media Production jnadler@ryerson.ca

Your highest valid GMAT, external link, opens in new window score will be used for consideration. An official GMAT score should be submitted using GMAT code 3QP-56-33. A GRE, external link, opens in new window score can also be considered in place of a GMAT score. GRE reports can be submitted using GRE code 1991.

A copy of a GMAT or GRE score report should also be uploaded to your application.

Please note: Ted Rogers undergraduate alumni are eligible to apply without submitting a GMAT score, given they meet all other admission requirements. Read more details in the news story Ted Rogers MBA increases accessibility for undergraduate alumni 

After submitting your application, you will be contacted to complete an online video interview. Please expect communication from the Ted Rogers MBA team through Kira Talent, the platform used by the program to host online video interviews

Program

Credits

Domestic Tuition Fees

International Tuition Fees

MBA (full-time and part-time fees)

13 Credits
(11 Courses)

$21,137.35*

$47,391.66*

Foundation Courses (full-time and part-time fees)

Up to 5 credits
(5 courses) 

$1,826.88*/course

$4,213.63*/course

*Plus ancillary fees for the program. These ancillary fees include Career Services, Students' Union, University Services, etc. You can find a breakdown of fees by going to the Graduate Fees page and viewing the program table by study status and program level.

Graduate tuition fees are paid on a semester basis and are based on the number of course credits taken per semester. MBA students pay for 11 course credits for the full core program which includes the 7 core course credits, 6 half course credit electives and capstone project. Any required Foundation courses are an additional fee per course.

Please note: In the Graduate Tuition and Fees tables, 1 course credit is equivalent to 1 unit. Graduate fees are set annually in the Summer and are subject to change.

Please visit the Graduate Fees page for full details by program & academic level.

We recognize that pursuing an MBA is a significant financial investment and want to help ensure you are able to focus on your studies and research while pursuing your Ted Rogers MBA.

There are a number of funding packages – internal and external – available to Ted Rogers MBA students.

All applications are reviewed for entrance funding during the application process. 

Ted Rogers School Entrance Scholarship & Awards

Thanks to a $15 million donation from Ted and Loretta Rogers, each year the Ted Rogers School of Management issues a total of 24 Graduate Entrance Scholarships and Awards worth up to $20,000 each.

Ted Rogers School Graduate Entrance Scholarship

The criteria for a Ted Rogers Graduate Entrance Scholarship is based solely on demonstrated academic excellence. This scholarship is open to full-time and part-time domestic applicants and full-time international applicants. Please indicate your interest in being considered for this scholarship when applying to the program on your application form. Scholarships are worth up to $20,000 each for full-time and up to $5,000 each for part-time candidates.

 Ted Rogers School Graduate Entrance Award

The criteria for a Ted Rogers Graduate Entrance Award include academic excellence, extracurricular/community involvement, and financial need. Successful applicants (domestic students only) to the program will receive an application from the administrator before the start of the studies.

 Indigenous Graduate Student Awards

The Indigenous Graduate Student Awards are a suite of awards and bursaries established by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies (YSGS) to support Indigenous students in pursuing graduate education at Toronto Metropolitan University.  

Ted Rogers MBA Black Graduate Leadership Awards

The Ted Rogers MBA Black Graduate Leadership award has been developed to support domestic full-time or flex full-time Black graduate students pursuing their studies at the Ted Rogers School of Management.

These awards recognize demonstrated leadership and community involvement, and alleviate some of the financial burden associated with graduate education.

Application Deadline:

First Consideration - February 18, 2022

Applications for this award will be reviewed on an ongoing basis past the first consideration deadline based on funding availability.   

Value and Duration:

The expendable funds will provide up to three (3) $10,000 awards annually commencing in the 2022-2023 academic year. Funding for the award will be made available to eligible students in the Fall/Winter terms.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Candidates who are Canadian citizens, landed immigrants/permanent residents or protected persons who have been issued a Protected Persons Status Document (PPSD) and have been accepted to the Ted Rogers MBA Full-Time or Flex Full-Time MBA Program.
  • Candidates who self-identify as Black.

Weighted Criteria:

  • Provide a 500-word statement outlining leadership and community involvement
  • Complete a budget form demonstrating financial need
  • Sign-off on declaration

How to apply:

  1. Once a student has been accepted into the MBA program, they need to complete the PDF fileTed Rogers MBA Black Graduate Leadership Awards form which includes their 500-word statement, budget form and declaration.
  2. Students would then scan and send this form to mba@ryerson.ca using the subject line “Ted Rogers MBA Black Graduate Leadership Award” by the February 18, 2022 first consideration date. Award applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis past the first consideration deadline based on funding availability.

Any questions about this award can be directed to mba@ryerson.ca.

Students must meet all MBA admission requirements to be considered for the MBA program. Documentation such as unofficial transcripts and a resume won’t need to be uploaded to the applicant portal.  

For details on how to apply, visit the MBA admissions process page.

 

A dual approach unlike any other Canadian institutional program.

 

Financing your Studies

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

Research Assistants

As a Research Assistant (RA), students assist principal investigators in conducting research activities not related to the students' studies.

Graduate (Teaching) Assistants

GAs are graduate students who are employed to assist with teaching or related duties. Full-time graduate students can be employed for a maximum of 10 hours per week as GAs.

Visit the Careers and Opportunities website for postings.

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