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RYERSON UNIVERSITY, TORONTO, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Toronto, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1948Established Year
  36347Enrollment

Master of Fine Arts [M.F.A] (Documentary Media)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus

Offered by     Yeates School of Graduate Studies, Ryerson University

$ 17,986 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Media at Ryerson University is offered as a 2-year teaching program.
  • This course is offered on a full-time (2-year) and part-time (4-years) basis.
  • This program is Thesis based and Course-based and it has a co-op work option.
  • In order to be eligible to participate in a full-time Co-op Work Term, students must meet the GPA requirements.
  • The student to faculty ratio is 19:1 which bridges the gap between faculty and students.
  • Some of the main courses that students will study in this program are:
    • Documentary Studies
    • Documentary Research Methods
    • Fundamentals of Media
    • Master’s Project Development
    The program focus on innovative, quality learning with an emphasis on practical knowledge that empowers students to reach their career goals.
  • The Faculty of the department has 6 research and innovation clusters and provides 85% of the employment rate within 6 months of graduation.
  • The Ryerson University is ranked 1st  in Ontario and 4th nationally for research growth.
  • Career positions may include:
    • Interpreter/Translator
    • Film/Video Editor
    • Technical Writer
    • Video Producer
    • Public Relations Specialist
    • Blogger, etc with an average salary of 66,475 USD per year.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 35,972 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Oct 15)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
Offered by Yeates School of Graduate Studies, Ryerson University
Program Urlhttps://www.ryerson.ca/graduate/programs/documentary-media/

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Completion of a four-year undergraduate (or equivalent) degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum GPA or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last two years of study

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution
  • Or, completed B.F.A (General) degree with 60% from a recognized institution.

English Language proficiency:

  • Applicants from India, China, Vietnam, Philippines, and Pakistan should note that IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program.
  • Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.
  • Not all students will qualify for EAP-3106 in place of the required IELTS or TOEFL test scores.

Submission of GRE scores is not compulsory for the program, however, it is recommended to submit the scores (minimum 300) for a better chance of admission.

The above requirements are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will consider all evidence in the file and decide. To know more about the requirem….Read More


Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • OUAC Application Form: Students have to fill and submit the online application form.
  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two academic or professional references: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Other bachelor's Degrees: Foundation courses will be required, exemptions are based on courses taken during an undergraduate degree.
  • Two Letter of Recommendation: Reference letters are a key component of the application package depending on the program student are applying for research and/or professional abilities.
  • Electronic Official transcripts: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
  • Statement of Interest: Students have to fill their interesting research work area in the application form.
  • Interview: After the submission of your application, you will be contacted to complete an online video interview.


Application Deadline

Fall
Oct 15


Scores Required

7.0 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

93 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

63 / 90

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$17986$17986

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing and food (on campus)$ 12,975
Housing and food (off campus)$ 14,400

Ranking

Times Higher Education 2020

Ranked #401/ 401

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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • International students enrolled at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) for programs that are more than six months in length are required to obtain a Study Visa. 
  • If students are traveling outside Canada will need either an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) or a Valid Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to re-enter Canada.
  • The Visa cost is 112 USD and valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Letter of Acceptance from the University
    • Proof of Financial Support
    • Medical Exam Certificate
    • Biometric (fingerprints and photo)
    • Valid Passport
    • Photograph

Work Study

Students with a valid Study Visa, enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus and off-campus.

On-Campus: 

  • Students can work up to 15hours/week for 14 weeks in fall, 15hours/week for 13 weeks in winter and 35hours/week for 14 weeks in summer. 
  • Students get a minimum of $14/hour to $17/hour and no overtime is allowed.

Off-Campus: Students may work up to 20 hours per week off-campus during a regular academic session.

Co-op work visa: The co-op work visa allows international students to work full-time during academic sessions and will be issued for the same length as the student Study Visa.

Full-time international students may work on or off-campus without a Work Visa if they meet all of the following conditions:

  • Possess a valid study Visa
  • Have already started to study in their program
  • Have a Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • Have conditions on their study permit that confirms on and off-campus work eligibility
  • Are enrolled in a program that is more than 6-months in duration and leads to a degree or diploma

Career and Placement after Course

Career Opportunities after completing this program are:

  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Film/Video Editor
  • Technical Writer
  • Video Producer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Blogger



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