Cinema & Media Arts

Cinema & Media Arts

Visual language is the foremost universal language of our time.

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Cinema & Media Arts
Computational Arts

Computational Arts

Our global society is increasingly interconnected through digital technologies.

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Computational Arts
Department of Dance

Dance

Worldwide, dance is a powerful form of cultural and personal expression and connection.

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Dance
Design

Design

In our global knowledge economy, ideas flow fast and far, creating extraordinarily complex systems of human interaction and connection.

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Design
Department of Music

Music

In our increasingly complex and interconnected world, music is a transcendent force for bringing people and ideas together.

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Music
Department of Theatre

Theatre

Theatre is intrinsically collaborative – realized by the integrated creativity of talented individuals.

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Theatre
Visual Art & Art History

Visual Art & Art History

Artmaking is a defining expression of social, cultural, political, historical and personal experience.

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Visual Art & Art History
BA Honours Minor in AMPD

Interdisciplinary Minor

The Minor is a flexible program that students customize according to their goals and interests.

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Interdisciplinary Minor
Programs and Options

Programs & Options

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Programs & Options

Welcome to York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design.

University-bound students studying the arts are unique. They are preparing for exciting and dramatically growing career opportunities, as well as for those that have yet to be imagined. They must graduate with the artistic edge, practical training, critical thinking, and entrepreneurial spirit that will empower them to innovate, experiment, and pioneer new ideas and experiences, enabling them to advance their dreams, support the evolution of creative industries, and inspire the creation of ground breaking new art forms.
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– Norma Sue Fisher-Stitt, Interim Dean, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
Meet some of our recent grads

Luke Reece

Luke Reece

Luke is a graduate of York’s Theatre program, where he minored in Creative Writing and took courses in Devised Theatre and Playwriting along the way.

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Jessica Lowe

Jessica Lowe

Jessica Lowe, a 2015 graduate of York’s Dance program, is the co-founder of Nostos Collectives Dance Association.

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Fiona Yeung

Fiona Yeung

A 2015 graduate of the York University/Sheridan joint program in Design (YSDN), Fiona Yeung is now on the Material Design team at Google HQ California, where she works as a User Experience Designer.

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Maria De Sanctis

Maria De Sanctis

Maria De Sanctis, who describes her time at York as “incredible,” graduated from Film Production with a minor in Visual Arts in 2015.

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Nichie Enriquez

Nichie Enriquez

A 2015 graduate of the Digital Media program, Nichie Enriquez enjoyed courses such as ‘Interactive Performances’ and ‘Art and the Database’ during her time at York, as they allowed her to develop a new understand of and love for art.

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Natasha Roldan

Natasha Roldan

Natasha Roldán, a singer, songwriter, and composer inspired by Jazz and traditional Latin American and European music, graduated from York’s Music program in June of 2016.

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John Lowndes

John Lowndes

Since graduating in 2014 with a BFA from York’s Department of Visual Art & Art History, emerging photo media artist John Lowndes has had quite a year, including two prestigious awards and associated exhibitions.

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360 Map

Come and tour our state-of-the-art facilities and learn more about why we attract top students from all over the world. The School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) tour takes 45 minutes to one hour, and is guided by a current student. Please give at least 24 hours notice for all tour bookings.

Book Tour

2018 UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec 2, 2017 – National Portfolio Day VANCOUVER, BC (Visual Art and Design only)
January 15 – AMPD Winter Tours begin
January 27 – Theatre Audition Day
January 27 – Visual Art Portfolio Day
February 3 – Visual Art Portfolio Day
February 9, 16 and March 2 – Dance Audition Day
February 10 and 11 – Theatre Evaluation Day
February 17-23 (Reading Week) – Design Portfolio Review
March 3 and 4 – Theatre Audition Day
March 24 – Experience York Day
March 31 – Theatre Audition Day