The School of Image Arts offers a challenging curriculum and is home to a vibrant arts community. Students and faculty are actively involved in film and photography practice and in research to analyze, curate and archive a wide variety of traditional and contemporary image-based media.
Function is an annual publication showcasing the work of students of film, photography and new media. The magazine also features interviews with internationally acclaimed artists and image-makers such as: Jamel Shabazz, Harmony Korine, David Rokeby, Floria Sigismondi, Andres Serrano, David Cronenberg, Lauren Greenfield, Larry Sultan, Miranda July, Chris Buck, The Starn Brothers, Bernard Faucon, Guerilla Girls, Eduardo Kac, Larry Towell, Jason Reitman, Mark Ruwedel and more.
Each spring every student regardless of program or year has an opportunity to show their work during a 3-day exhibition known as Max Ex. This popular event consists of film and video screenings, still photography, digital illustration and animation, and mixed media installations. The show is completely student-run and open to the public with a special opening night to kick it off. This is a great opportunity to learn the ropes of exhibiting your work, whether you are in your first year or your last.
Every year in early May, the 4th year Film students organize their own public film screening over a 3-day period. This popular event takes place at a theatre outside of campus. Advance tickets, including 3-day passes for the event are available at online and at the School beginning in April, right up to the day of the first screening.
Ryerson Artspace is a student and faculty run gallery programmed by Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts which focuses on providing a venue for contemporary Canadian film, new media, and photography. For over twenty years we have been providing a unique and professional setting for hundreds emerging artists to showcase their work. This gallery space is rich with a lengthy history and provides an unparalleled opportunity for Ryerson students and Alumni to gain recognition in the Toronto arts community.The space is run by student interns, co-op students and several volunteers.