Cinema & Media Arts News

Students walk through the CIBC Red Lobby
March 4, 2021

Nominate a Student for the Dean’s Leadership Award!

The Dean’s Student Leadership Award recognizes undergraduate AMPD students, who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, service and commitment to improving community and experience for students across AMPD and beyond.


The words History, Futures, Conversations stacked on a diagonal
February 2, 2021

A Message in Honour of Black History Month

Along with education, art and design have been integral within Black histories, both in the US and in Canada. This message is just one part in an ongoing conversation among many throughout AMPD and beyond.


York University's subway station in the winter, covered with snow.
November 2, 2020

UPDATE: Winter Planning in AMPD

I hope this message finds you healthy and safe as we all continue to endure the challenges of COVID-19. If you’re reading this, you’ve already achieved more than many thought possible.


Shelby Della Payocyoc smiles before a blank white wall
October 29, 2020

The Evolution of a Media Artist

Shelby Della Payocyoc is a fourth-year student pursuing a major/minor in Media Arts and Environmental Studies. In the past few years, she has experimented with 360° filmmaking and delved into the realm of Computational Arts to work with Digital Media students and develop her first video game: Originally designed for Virtual Reality, it is playable here as a prototype for a desktop experience.

Now Payocyoc is applying her studies in environmentalism to an interactive web documentary revealing the forgotten histories within Tkaronto (Toronto), her hometown. We spoke with her about her evolution as a Media Artist.


AMPD's Commitment to Equity
September 1, 2020

AMPD’s Commitment to Equity

I hope this message finds you and your families and communities in good health and spirits during the current circumstances. I know that the conditions necessitated by COVID-19 have lasted much longer than expected and I am grateful for your continued resilience and widespread generosity shown by people throughout AMPD over the past six months.