The Inaugural York University Game Jam addresses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

On November 4 to 6, the first-ever York University Game Jam offered students the opportunity to conceptualize, design, and build a functioning game as a team.  Participants created a game from beginning to end in a prescribed time. The tight time period encouraged creative thinking, making small but innovative and experimental games. This year’s YU …

AMPD to launch inaugural Queer Summer Institute

Inspired by radical new poetic methods of digital and intermedial performance storytelling, transgressive visual techniques emerging from new media platforms, and new activisms engaging with theories of homonationalism, pinkwashing and the global queer (un)commons, the TQU courses offer students insight and participation in the debates, voices, ideas and images of the current queer/trans digital moment.

Message to the AMPD community

A Message from the Dean To the community of AMPD: A rainbow flag at half-mast: perhaps no image better captures the painful mood of this June. The revelation of the 215 Indigenous children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C. has been a tragic reminder of the …

AMPD Celebrates Pride

The School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design has a rich 2SLGBTQIA community. We pride ourselves as a place where students can find their community; where they can express themselves fully, and be loved by their friends, peers and mentors for it. The 2020-21 school year was a reflection of this, our time spent …

Fall 2021 Gradual Reopening

Gradual Return to Campus We are preparing for all York U AMPD learners to have on-campus, in-person access in the fall and to be fully back in person as early as January 2022. Watch this message from our dean, Sarah Bay-Cheng, to hear about our plans for the fall and winter terms in AMPD.