Cinema & Media Arts News

Photo courtesy of Lifeline Syria
December 16, 2015

AMPD for Syria initiative will welcome a refugee family to our community

The School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design is participating in the Lifeline Syria Challenge in response to the current refugee crisis resulting from war in Syria. In the team AMPD For Syria, staff, students and faculty are coming together to sponsor a family of four to resettle in GTA.


Matt Vander Woude's Rock and Popular Music Moodle Banner
December 15, 2015

Adapting eLearning for the Arts

From expanding options for working with images in Moodle to managing information flow for a fully online film course with 800 students, faculty members in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design have creative approaches to adapting eLearning for the arts.


December 11, 2015

Sensorium researcher receives Banting Fellowship

Post-doctoral researcher Mary Elizabeth (M.E.) Luka has been awarded a prestigious Banting Fellowship to conduct research within the Sensorium Centre for Digital Arts & Technology in the School of Arts, Media, Performance & Design.


October 15, 2015

York U puts Planet in Focus

Grad Vicki Lean headlines the 2015 Planet in Focus environmental film festival with her thesis production, the powerful documentary "After the Last River". York talent on the big screen and satellite events on campus continue a longstanding tradition of engagement in critical issues of our day.


October 7, 2015

Top York U student films hit the silver screen at CineSiege

Catch a rising new wave of film talent! Now in its 13th year, CineSiege — the annual juried showcase of York University’s Department of Cinema & Media Arts — presents a collection of shorts: riveting fiction, cutting-edge alternative works and provocative documentaries, selected by leading lights of the Canadian film and media scene.


Barbara Evans (middle) stands with the York student participants from Looking China.
October 1, 2015

York filmmakers document Looking [at] China

Eight rising filmmakers from York University’s Department of Cinema & Media Arts enjoyed an extraordinary experiential learning opportunity this summer. An invitational trip to China allowed them to extend their professional skills and deepen their international and intercultural experience with a new understanding of the most populous country on Earth.