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Documentary Media

Ryerson University

24 months
23980 CAD/year
10290 CAD/year
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Bridging the traditions of documentary practice with emerging approaches to non-fiction storytelling, this interdisciplinary Documentary Media program at the Ryerson Universitybrings together students to explore documentary forms and strategies in the making of new documentary work.


Working alongside artists, scholars and media professionals, students engage with the histories and theories of documentary, while working with the tools needed to complete their own major creative projects.

The Documentary Media program at the Ryerson University graduates may be found in diverse occupations including film and television production companies, arts administration, and freelance careers as filmmakers, photographers and new media producers. Other graduates have pursued studies at the PhD level and careers in education.

Program Resources

  • 24/7 access to graduate labs/equipment
  • Extensive camera, sound and studio resources
  • Digital editing, printing and scanning facilities
  • Analogue resources

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Media 
  • Master's Project Development
  • Master's Project Production 
  • Master Class Seminar
  • One Advanced Theory elective
  • One Communication & Design elective

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


18 alternative credits

18 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of a four-year undergraduate (or equivalent) degree from an accredited institution
  • Statement of interest
  • Resumé/CV
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio
  • English language proficiency requirement

Tuition Fee

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    23980 CAD/year
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  • National

    10290 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10290 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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