Student Groups


    Wanted: high energy, spirited RTA'ers who want to make the most of their years at Ryerson. Do you want to make RTA the four most memorable years of your life? Want to be involved with the Ryerson Students' Union? Want to be part of the best parties on campus? Then CURTAS is for you. The Course Union for Radio and Television Arts Students is comprised of representatives from all four years. Each rep has their own duties that contribute to making CURTAS benefit everyone in RTA. There is responsibility and commitment involved, but that doesn't mean we can't have fun, too!

  • Departmental Council

    Departmental Council is made up of students and faculty. One student representative from each year of the undergraduate program and one student rep from the graduate program are elected by their peers to sit on the Council. It is the responsibility of the student reps to solicit input and feedback from their peers and bring them to the attention of the Council. Many decisions are made by the Council concerning curriculum changes, evaluations and awards. Elections are held each year in September. Join us and be a part of RTA's program development legacy.

  • RIOT!

    RIOT!, RTA's student-driven sketch comedy troupe, will mark its 61st year of production in 2011. From auditions in October, to winter pub nights, to the weekend long laughter extravaganza that is RIOT! in March, this group of talented performers is always there to provide RTA with laughter. The show is entirely written, directed, performed, and produced by RTA students from different years of the program and features both video and stage sketches. RIOT! has become a prominent RTA tradition that is greatly anticipated within the program. The show is sure to leave audiences remarking, " What a hoot! What a laugh! What a RIOT!

  • RTA Productions

    This initiative has been created as an experiential learning opportunity for students to get paid production work that’s facilitated and supported by RTA staff. RTA Productions is a quality production unit servicing the wide-ranging needs of the University and other non-commercial entities. This group provides an opportunity to work on a professional set with high expectations and standards, all under the guidance of experts. Whether it’s putting together a digital media presentation for the President’s Office, doing a multi-camera shoot for a symposium, or making a promotional or instructional video, members of RTA Productions are hired to do different production jobs depending on their interests. Visit the RTA Productions page for more information.

  • RTA Public Service

    As members of the media, RTA is in a unique position to make a difference. As a student who joins RTA Public Service, you have the opportunity to volunteer your time and skills to help an individual or group that wouldn’t otherwise be able to access high-end production facilities. You and your fellow students volunteer your time and, in turn, RTA will volunteer any and all gear/facilities needed for the project. It’s an opportunity to give back – it’s good for you, it’s good for the school, but most of all, it’s good for those who are in need. In our inaugural year, we worked with the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada to create a music video, and also created an entire PSA campaign for the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians that now runs on multiple TV stations across the country. Visit the RTA Public Service page for more information.

  • RUTV

    Created in 2008 as a school project, RUtv has since grown to become Ryerson's premiere student-run television station. Whether it's the RUtv news team keeping you updated or the Real Meal and Deal crew taking you to restaurants across downtown, RUtv is your TV, the station that wants to give the power to you so that both students and third-parties alike can have an outlet for their work. Not just limited to RTA, RUtv is a cross campus initiative to find the best of what Ryerson has to offer. Since September 2010, RUtv content has broadcast on Rogers Cable Channel 10, and content is regularly played on screens across campus.

  • SpiritLive is Ryerson University's student-run, online radio station. Broadcasting live out of the third-floor studios, RTA students have the opportunity to produce innovative and creative programming in the newly built, state of the art studios. Equipped with the latest in digital broadcast technology, the studio provides programmers with an invaluable educational experience as well as an avenue to explore their individual voice. The station's open format encourages interesting juxtaposition of programs, and helps foster unlikely working relationships between DJs. Another benefit to having the station run by students, is that it presents every programmer with the possibility of obtaining a managerial position. SpiritLive is an inclusive organization that enables and promotes involvement of students from the entire Faculty of Communication and Design, thus providing a platform for a myriad of diverse and talented voices.

  • TARA Awards

    The 33rd Annual TARA Awards: This year RTA will be hosting the 33rd Annual TARA (Television and Radio Arts) Awards. The long running tradition in the program is an annual event of professional caliber, attended by over 300 students, faculty members and industry professionals in the media industry. It is a night to celebrate student achievement by showcasing the works of all four years, displaying a range of creative projects in radio, digital media, audio, film and studio. This year there will be 24 different categories, which are voted by RTA faculty. All students are welcome to submit their projects. Every year, the TARA's brings guest speakers to help host the event, to bridge the entertainment industry with the Ryerson's student population. Some of the industry professionals in the past have included, Much Music VJ's, radio hosts from The 102.1 the Edge and Flow 93.5 and television personalities like host of the National, CBC's Peter Mansbridge. The TARA's is one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the Ryerson community. This year they will be held on April 4th at a very special location that will soon be announced. The TARA Executive Committee will be recruiting volunteers, and award presenters in the upcoming weeks.