You are now in the main content area

Graduate Studies at The Creative School

The Creative School - Graduate Studies

The Creative School is where you come to learn, transform and reimagine everything you thought was creative. Explore one of our uniquely distinct graduate programs in the fields of media, communication, and design.

Express yourself and realize your creative vision with guidance from industry experts. Located in the media capital of Canada, The Creative School’s graduate programs offer the latest tools and technology to help you lead the conversation on contemporary culture. 

Toronto is a vibrant and global city, and as one of the largest tech hubs in North America, provides ample resources and exposure to many cultural and communication-based industries where your creativity can flourish.

 

Explore our Graduate Programs

Documentary Media (MFA)

Through combined studies in documentary production and history, our curriculum prepares students to produce major research projects (MRP) that can take the form of narrative or non-narrative films, gallery-based installations, photobooks, and web or multi-platform documentaries.

Masters of Arts, Communication & Culture

Communication and Culture (ComCult) (MA),(PhD)

This unique partnership between Ryerson and York University combines expertise and opportunities for advanced study of media and cultural technologies, as well as communication politics in practice and theory. The two-year, full- or part-time MA program combines academic and professional work through independent research in theory-building, media practice or policy implications. 

Digital Media (MDM)

MDM is a transdisciplinary executive program that is uniquely designed to equip graduates with the skills and industry experience they will need to be thought leaders in the digital media world. As the digital economy continues to grow, the future will belong to professionals with the ability to create solid business models that are innovative, disruptive and sustainable through digital media.

Fashion (MA)

MA Fashion is an interdisciplinary program with students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, including fine arts, humanities, social sciences, design and business. This program does not require prior fashion industry knowledge.

F+PPCM (MA)

Our unique curriculum is developed and delivered by a range of specialists, from historians of photography and film to museum, library and archival professionals. Students gain advanced research skills by completing an original written or practical thesis.

Journalism (MJourn)

Gain essential skills to tell stories for audiences across all platforms with a sophisticated understanding of journalism's historic missions and present-day possibilities. For their major research projects, students will produce a substantial piece of journalism, demonstrating advanced research skills and mastery of the chosen medium.

Media & Design Innovation (PhD)

The PhD in Media & Design Innovation is a one-of-a-kind doctoral program for scholars and practitioners in media, design and creative disciplines. Placing creativity at the heart of learning, the program is designed specifically for innovative makers and scholar-practitioners. 

Media Production (MA)

The Master of Arts in Media Production focuses on the creation and analysis of media projects with an emphasis on aesthetics, research, technology, and financing structures that underpin excellence in media. Students explore the creative, theoretical, economic, and cultural structures that influence how media is produced and disseminated.

Professional Communication (MPC)

This vibrant program addresses the growing need for formally qualified specialists to plan, implement and oversee communications at organizational and global levels, whether in government, health care, corporations or not-for- profit organizations.

Scriptwriting & Story Design (MFA)

This uniquely interdisciplinary program nurtures emerging, storytelling voices in the art of script-based creative writing for stage, screen and cutting-edge media platforms. The final thesis project is a full script for a feature film, a stage play, television or other form of scripted media.

Join one of our graduate programs 

Welcome to a dynamic community of passionate scholars and creative thinkers

Your creativity will make an impact