Media & Design Innovation PhD – a creative practice program at Ryerson University

Pepper, the humanoid robot, poses for a picture in FCAD’s The Catalyst research space at Ryerson University

Create original work through research-led innovation in the Media & Design Innovation PhD – Ryerson University’s new practice-based doctoral program.

Uniquely positioned within the Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD), students have unparalleled access to state-of-the-art technology labs, incubators, research centres, and global hubs – a creative ecosystem like no other.

Placing creativity at the heart of learning, the program is designed specifically for innovative makers and scholar-practitioners.

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Research through Practice
Raise research questions and explore solutions through the creative process. Research areas within the program are diverse and may include:

  • Experimental modes of storytelling and user interaction
  • Digital fashion design and fabrication
  • Curation and contemporary exhibition practices
  • Innovation in music production and distribution
  • Creative technology development and prototyping
  • New models of journalistic dissemination
  • Numerous other areas of creative media practice

Rethink creativity and scholarship through this exciting new program at FCAD – Ryerson’s home of creativity.
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the program is supported by researchers, artists and scholars committed to reimagining media, design and the creative industries.

Apply Now!
Apply today through the program website. For more information or questions, contact Dr. Blake Fitzpatrick, Graduate Program Director.

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