A Message in Honour of Black History Month

At the start of this February, I write to acknowledge and to celebrate Black History Month, a particularly important time for learning, reflection and action this year. Over the past year, calls to address anti-Black racism and to confront oppression have resonated throughout institutions and industries, invoking many necessary and overdue conversations in these areas […]

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 […]