Ryerson Documentary Media
The Ryerson University Master of Fine Arts program in Documentary Media is unique in Canada and one of a very limited number of such programs offered worldwide.
The focus of the MFA program is on producing documentary-based, innovative work in film, photography, and new media. The core concept is documentary – the interdisciplinary nature of the program allows students to explore a variety of available options in terms of production and distribution, culminating in a single professional work, be it a film, book, exhibition, or online exploration of a subject.
All media production today is being redefined by new relationships to digital technology—and this is as true of documentary media as it is of anything else. Both film and photography have long-established connections to non-fiction narrative. The program strives to maintain a connection to tradition while encouraging innovative approaches to the making of documentaries such as non-linear narrative and experimentation. The MFA program is ideally situated to explore the relationship between existing documentary media forms and new, interactive and hybrid digital forms of storing and presenting visual information.
The Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Media is a full-time, two-year program that provides students with a solid basis for completing documentary work at a professional level.