The RTA School of Media is a program at Ryerson University located in the Rogers Communications Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Masters of Arts degrees. It was previously named Radio and Television Arts and commonly referred to as "RTA".
As of Fall 2013, it offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in New Media. There is an option to do a Minor in English.
The Bachelor of Arts program accepts 165 students a year out of 2,200+ applicants. It is the only 4-year broadcasting degree program in Canada and is reputed as one of the best programs for an education in broadcasting in North America.
Students gain knowledge of the many aspects of the production of media, including technical, business and creative.
Many of North America's top names in radio and television are graduates of the program.. In 2012, some of the school's most successful alumni were honoured on the RTA Wall of Fame, including Valerie Pringle, Dave Devall, Terry O'Reilly, and Arthur Smith.
After the first year of study, students can choose which stream of production they wish to take. Students can choose between audio production, digital media, electronic field production (EFP) and multi-camera/studio production. Everything then culminates in a final project called Practicum during the students' fourth year of study. Practicum has students establish production groups, in which they create highly advanced projects through all stages of development, ranging from the initial pitch to post-production.