Years 1 Through 4

Year 1

The program begins with a foundation year that will introduce you to the Creative Industries as an economic sector, as a subject of interdisciplinary study, and as creative fields that are being radically transformed by new technologies. You’ll begin your first creative-content module, selecting from a menu of more than a dozen modules specially designed for Creative Industries students. Your business specialization begins this year, with two core courses instructed by the Ted Rogers School of Management. You’ll also undertake coursework in communication, intellectual property, and creative urban design. Rounding out your 1st year will be two breadth electives that you will select from the humanities, social sciences and other disciplines offered at Ryerson.

Year 1 Fall Year 1 Winter

BSM 100: The New Business: From Idea to Reality

CRI 100: Creative Industries Overview

PLX 111: Imagining the Creative City

Liberal Studies: One course from Table A
(Lower level Liberal).

Professional: One course from Table II
(Creative Content Module A).

BSM 200: The Growing Business: Breaking Even

CMN 210: Text, Image and Sound

CRI 200: IP Issues in the Digital Age

Liberal Studies: One course from Table A
(Lower level Liberal)

Professional: One course from Table II
(Creative Content Module A)

Years 2 & 3

During your 2nd and 3rd years you’ll explore potential career paths as you continue with your first creative-content module and begin a second module as well. For your business specialization you’ll choose from a number of electives in second year and conclude it with a capstone course in 3rd year. Core courses will focus on digital design, entrepreneurship, business communication and the creative process. You’ll conclude your required breadth electives in 3rd year while also enrolling in two Creative Industries electives and/or University open electives.

Year 2 Fall Year 2 Winter

CRI 300: Digital Design Studio

Professional: One course from Table II
(Creative Content Module A)

Professional: One course from Table II
(Creative Content Module B)

Professional: One course from Table III
(Business Module)

Liberal Studies: One course from Table A
(Lower level Liberal)

CRI 400: Entrepreneurship in Creative Industries

Professional: One course from Table II
(Creative Content Module A)

Professional: One course from Table II
(Creative Content Module B)

Professional: One course from Table III
(Business Module)

Liberal Studies: One course from Table B
(Upper level Liberal)

Year 3 Fall Year 3 Winter

CRI 600: The Creative Process

ACC 340: Financial Management

One course from Table I*
or Open Elective Table

Professional: One course from Table II
(Creative Content Module A)

Professional: One course from Table II
(Creative Content Module B)

Liberal Studies: One course from Table B
(Upper level Liberal)

CMN 313: Organizational Problem Solving         

BSM 600: The Mature Business

One course from Table I*
or Open Elective Table

Professional: One course from Table II
(Creative Content Module A)

Professional: One course from Table II
(Creative Content Module B)

Liberal Studies: One course from Table B
(Upper level Liberal)

Year 4

It all comes together in 4th year. Your final year is conceived as an integration year. During this year (or if you prefer in the summer prior to this year) you’ll undertake a work placement in a creative enterprise and then apply this experience to your culminating, capstone project. Small class core courses in collaboration, teamwork, human resources management, research methods and strategic management will complement your project work and prepare you for your next step: getting a job! You’ll complete your second creative-content module as well as four Creative Industries and/or University open electives.

Year 4 Fall Year 4 Winter

CRI 700: Human Resources Management in Creative Industries

CRI 710: Creative Industries Research Methodology

Professional: One course from Table II
(Creative Content Module B)

One courses (1) from Table I*
or Open Elective Table

One courses (1) from Table I*
or Open Elective Table

 

CRI 800: Managing Creative Enterprises

CRI 810: Studies in Creative Collaboration

Professional: One course from Table II
(Creative Content Module B)

One courses (1) from Table I*
or Open Elective Table

One courses (1) from Table I*
or Open Elective Table 

 

*IMPORTANT:  At least TWO Table I courses must be completed prior to graduation

 

You can download a copy of your studyplan here.  This should be used as a visual aid in conjunction with your advisement report to help you navigate your degree requirements. 

You can also access detailed information regarding 'Degree Requirements' on our website here