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


Placing creativity at the heart of learning, the practice-based Media & Design Innovation PhD provides an opportunity for scholar-practitioners to create original work across a variety of disciplines through research-led innovation.

Uniquely positioned within Ryerson’s, 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.

The Media & Design Innovation PhD program is accepting applications for September 2021.

The application deadline is January 18, 2021.

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


Located in downtown Toronto at Ryerson University, the program is supported by a faculty of researchers, artists and scholars committed to reimagining media, design and the creative industries.

Rethink creativity and scholarship through this exciting new program at FCAD – Ryerson’s home of creativity.

Sign up for our upcoming information session – Wednesday November 18, 7 pm., ET.

Register through the program website at:

For more information contact:
Lissa Quaglia
Graduate Program Administrator