The RTA Curriculum: Media Content, Media Context, and Liberal Studies

The RTA School of Media offers a well-rounded curriculum that is grounded in theory and practice. Active learning is a huge part of the RTA experience, as students spend a lot of time learning by doing.

Our curriculum takes a balanced, three-pronged approach:

RTA Curriculum: Media Content, Media Context, Liberal Studies

The RTA Curriculum

1. Media Content

Included in this category are audio, video, cross-platform, script writing, design, and development.

RTA students produce content such as:

  • TV shows
  • Alternate Reality Games (ARGs)
  • Webisodes
  • Documentaries
  • Advertising
  • Live Radio
  • Podcasts
  • Animated Children’s shows
  • Scripts
  • Newscasts & Reports
  • Websites
  • Comedy
  • Games
  • Mobile Applications
  • Soundtracks
  • Graphic Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Sports Broadcasting
  • Current Affairs Programs
  • Music Videos
  • Short films
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Live Event Media
  • Interactive installations


2. Media Context

Included in this category are media studies, business, media theory, history, and research.
RTA students take courses in areas such as:

  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • History
  • Production Management
  • Music Licensing
  • Communications Theory
  • Audience Research
  • Decoding Media
  • Media Aesthetics
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Funding
  • Ethics in Media
  • News Theory
  • Genre Studies
  • Media Regulation & Policy
  • Law


3. Liberal Studies

Part of our curricular philosophy is a strong belief that a well rounded understanding of the world we live in is an indispensable part of a media education. To that end, RTA students take a portion of courses from other departments at the university to add breadth to their knowledge.
Students may select Liberal Studies courses from areas such as English, Geography, History, Women’s Studies, Caribbean Studies, Language, Music, Philosophy, Economics, Politics, Science, Sociology, Psychology, etc.


RTA Curriculum, Year by Year

For information about each course, please visit the Courses page.

RTA Curriculum First Year


RTA Curriculum Second Year


RTA Curriculum Third Year

RTA Curriculum Fourth Year


Table I Courses


Table II Courses

Please note that not all Table Courses listed here are offered in any given semester.