History

RTA in Time

1948 Ryerson Institute of Technology is founded.

1949 Ryerson establishes its first radio station where radio and television arts students begin training in management and operations.

1953 Ryerson adds television facilities and begins offering a diploma in radio and television arts (RTA).

1973 The faculty of radio and television arts launches its degree program.

1991 The 25 million dollar Rogers Communication Centre opens.

1993 Ryerson University gains full university status.

2006 RTA hosts one of the largest alumni gatherings to celebrate the official launch of its HD TV facilities.

2011 RTA officially changes its name to the RTA School of Media.

2012 Ryerson University acquires the Mattamy Athletic Centre, formerly known as Maple Leaf Gardens.

2013 RTA offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media and builds the brand new Transmedia Zone and Maker Space.

2014 RTA launches the first Bachelor of Arts in Sport Media in North America and constructs a million dollar production centre in the Mattamy Athletic Centre.