About RTA

The RTA School of Media at Ryerson University is Canada’s preeminent school of media content creation, innovation and broadcasting.  Established sixty years ago at the School of Radio and Television Arts, RTA provides students with an intense and rewarding education in all aspects of media production, art and scholarship.

At RTA, students find tremendous opportunities for personal and artistic expression. They explore the business of production and broadcasting. Using critical theory, they delve into new frontiers of interactivity, social media and digital technology. Our students today become the leading media producers, artists, storytellers and thinkers of tomorrow.

Ryerson University is located in the heart of Toronto at the center of Canada’s fine art community and media industry.

The RTA community is made up of full time faculty who are an exciting mix of award winning media writers, producers, artists, scholars and researchers. The school also draws on a rich team of advisors and part time faculty members from the industry and the fine arts.  These include broadcast executives, screenwriters, cinematographers, editors, mobile developers and policy strategists.

Whatever your career goals, as a graduate you will join the ranks of a long and distinguished list of broadcast media professionals who have built RTA’s reputation as one of the finest broadcasting schools in North America.

Hundreds of RTA graduates are employed throughout the broadcasting, advertising, public relations, multimedia, education and communications industries. They include CEOs, producers, directors, script writers, radio and talk show hosts, news anchors and reporters, production personnel such as camera operators, audio recordists and audio engineers, and marketing specialists.

RTA is housed in the Rogers Communications Centre – an exceptional and unique learning environment dedicated to the study and research of media. There’s a comprehensive, continuously updated array of facilities and equipment including high-definition cameras and editing equipment, fully equipped television studios, computer labs with the latest image-manipulation and creation software, multi-track audio production and post-production studios, fully equipped radio production control rooms, 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound mixing studios, portable on-location production packages complete with professional lighting and audio equipment and facilities for broadband Internet multicasts.

The RTA School of Media is part of Ryerson University’s Faculty of Communication and Design (hyperlink: ryerson.ca/fcad). FCAD is also home to these prestigious schools and programs:

This dynamic environment allows RTA students to collaborate with scholars and students from complementary disciplines in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts or Fine Arts.


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