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Creativity is your commodity.

More content is being created now than ever, opening up opportunities for creatives.

Forbes Magazine has said that creativity is the skill of the future, and it’s highly valued in our modern economy.

Creativity is your commodity.

More content is being created now than ever, opening up opportunities for creatives.

Forbes Magazine has said that creativity is the skill of the future, and it’s highly valued in our modern economy.

The world needs creative thinkers.

We want you to hone your creativity so you can enter any industry and solve complex problems as a unique, innovative thought leader.

Creativity is highly valued in leadership.

Students at York are trained to approach their craft with a critical eyes and acute ears. Our musicians experiment in various genres from around the world, our filmmakers test out new immersive and interactive methods of storytelling, and Digital Media students assist research projects and play with the most innovative technology in the arts today.

Why York

5 ways we prepare you for success.

01
Build your dream career. We’re here to help with academic advising.

Academic advising encompasses degree-related support tailored to AMPD with specialized academic advisors offering guidance on your creative journey from degree progress and program changes to intellectual growth. At AMPD, you’ll never feel rushed with the most extensive advising appointments on campus at 45 minutes each.

Design Students
Digital Meida Dance
02
Interdisciplinary learning in the arts.

At York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, we encourage you to holistically explore the spiderweb of art. Take lessons in acting or music composition while pursuing a degree in film. Minor in gender studies or philosophy while majoring in design. Collaborate with visual artists on your virtual reality video game.

You’ll be prepared to enter any industry and solve complex problems as a unique, innovative thought leader.

Design Fab Lab
03

Space to create, whenever the feeling strikes.

Clustered in a 457-acre campus, a short subway ride from the heart of Canada’s art community, enjoy an artist’s refuge with space to leap farther, build higher, and imagine greater.

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Space to create, whenever the feeling strikes.

Clustered in a 457-acre campus, a short subway ride from the heart of Canada’s art community, enjoy an artist’s refuge with space to leap farther, build higher, and imagine greater.

Image: Design Fabrication Lab

Sound Stage

Dance Stage

Foley Recording Studio

L. L. Odette Centre for Sculpture

Dance Studio Spaces

Design Photography Studio

Make, move and mould without limits in:

  • Canada’s largest sculpture studio
  • 35,000 sq ft of sprung floors
  • 4,000 sq ft sound stage
  • 2,000 sq ft of carpentry studio
  • 300+ seat theatres


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04
Industry experience starting day one.

What you create outside the classroom is just as important as what you learn inside it. Students who take on experiential education opportunities – placements, creative projects, and networking – start building their careers before graduation.

With a global reputation for success, an extensive network of alumni and an AMPD-dedicated experiential education coordinator, you’ll build your network, polish your portfolio, and gain valuable job skills.

Dance Students
Digital Media Maker Day
05
Creative community, not competition.

AMPD’s core is its community, a network of collaboration-minded contemporaries excited to create beyond their imagination. You’ll be pushed by professors and classmates alike to create bigger and bolder. Still, you’ll never be alone in your pursuit of authentic expression.

Creativity as a communal activity is a founding principal of AMPD – artists don’t exist in vacuums, so neither should their work. At AMPD, you’ll be encouraged to connect with peers inside and outside the classroom because the next generation of arts leaders is seated right beside you.

Create your future here.

Have Questions?

WE HAVE ANSWERS

Will there be in-person university sanctioned events?

Health and safety is always top priority at York University. The School is monitoring public health guidelines and will update students as the pandemic progresses. Please visit yorku.ca/bettertogether for the most up-to-date information.

Will Orientation Week 2022 be online?

Health and safety are top priorities at York University. The School is monitoring public health guidelines and will keep students updated on Orientation Week 2022 as the pandemic progresses. Please visit yorku.ca/bettertogether for the most up-to-date information.

When are supplementary evaluations due?

Supplemental evaluations are due February 4, 2022, for Ontario and non-Ontario high school students and international students.

Supplementary applications are due on July 15 2022  for university/college transfer students and mature students.

Visit futurestudents.yorku.ca/requirements/deadlines for all deadlines.

When are applications due?

For guaranteed consideration, the application deadline is:  January 13, 2022
Supplementary evaluation deadline is: February 4, 2022

We will be accepting applications until July 15 2022 or until seats are full.

Please visit futurestudents.yorku.ca/requirements/deadlines for a complete list of deadlines.

What on-campus common spaces are provided to AMPD students?

Yes, areas in Winters College, Accolade East, Centre for Film & Theatre and Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts host study and common spaces to connect with peers or independent study.

What is a “Supplementary Evaluation”?

Supplementary evaluation is an additional application process you must undergo after applying through the OUAC portal. The evaluation takes different forms and looks at an applicant’s creative abilities necessary for success.

Not all programs have supplementary evaluations.  To see if a program has a supplementary evaluation visit ampd.yorku.ca/apply.

What if I submit my supplementary evaluation but not my OUAC application?

Students will not be able to access the supplementary evaluation portal until York has received and processed their initial application.

What if I submit my OUAC application but not my supplementary evaluation?

If you do not submit all requirements of your application, you will eventually receive notice you were not admitted, or that your application is ineligible.

Is there a specific residence for AMPD students?

For more information on housing at York, visit www.yorku.ca/housing

If I don’t see a club I’m interested in can I create my own?

Yes, you can make a club through Student Community & Leadership Development and YU Connect. Visit yorku.ca/scld for more information.

I need support applying for a student visa, can York help me?

Yes, For all assistance about visas and permits, please get in touch with iadvisor@yorku.ca.

How far is the campus from downtown Toronto?

The York University subway station is located in the heart of campus and connects directly to downtown Toronto in a short 30min subway ride.

How does parking work on campus?

Please visit yorku.ca/parking for more information on parking on campus including lots, rates and passes.

How do I submit my supplementary evaluation?

To begin and submit your supplementary evaluation, please register at suppeval.ampd.yorku.ca.

How do I apply?

Applications can be made to the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC) www.ouac.on.ca.
Check out this page for more details: https://ampd.yorku.ca/apply/

How can AMPD help me virtually connect to other students?

AMPD and Winters College connect students through club events and mentorship programs taking place both in-person and online. Visit winters.ampd.yorku.ca for more information.

 

Can I switch programs within AMPD after I accept an admissions offer?

Upon successful admittance to AMPD, students may apply for a program change request to a different program at York. Students will need to complete the admission process for that program and are not guaranteed acceptance.

Are there specific clubs for AMPD students?

Yes, Winters College has clubs specifically for AMPD students while York University has clubs open to all students. View them here.