Dean Sarah Bay-Cheng Praises AMPD Community on RED FM

Praising AMPD Alumni, Students & Faculty On Thursday December 10 our dean, Sarah Bay-Cheng, appeared as a guest on 88.9 RED FM to discuss the challenges facing art schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University has risen to the challenge. Most notably, she […]

UPDATE: Winter Planning in AMPD

    To the AMPD Community: 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. You’ve continued learning or teaching in courses that we might never have envisioned could be offered in online/remote […]

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 develop her first video game: Originally designed for Virtual Reality, it is playable here as a prototype for a […]

AMPD’s Commitment to Equity

Dear AMPD colleagues, students, alumni, faculty, staff and community partners: 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 […]

Investigating Storytelling and Memory – Averie Severs on ‘A Tough Day’

In A Tough Day, a father reflects on his dysfunctional upbringing and how that has shaped him today, while the filmmaker discovers a new side of her father through his memories. Averie Severs directed this personal documentary in her third year of York University’s Film Production program. It can now be viewed in the YorkFlix library. […]

AMPD Celebrates Pride

We are lucky to have a rich LGBT2SQ+ community here at the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design. Ask any Winters College student and they’ll tell you that a sense of community and belonging is one of this school’s greatest strengths. It is a place where students can be themselves and be loved […]

Action Plan Addressing Anti-Black Racism

The Department of Cinema and Media Arts The Action Plan is, by definition, an evolving work-in-progress, critically responding to the ideas, experiences and criticisms of faculty, students, alumni, and staff. Action Plan Addressing Anti-Black Racism and the Colonization of Indigenous Peoples in Canada 19/08/20 The Department of Cinema and Media Arts expresses our solidarity with […]

Congratulations Class of 2020

Another school year has come to an end, which means it is time to celebrate and send-off our graduating class as they prepare themselves for the next stage of their careers. These are truly extraordinary circumstances. In any other year, we would gather in the large Centre of Excellence at the Aviva Centre, surrounded by […]