AMPD News

April 26, 2023

Sculpture by York professor debuts at Keele and Finch

Designed by Brandon Vickerd, artist and professor of visual arts at York University, the 41-foot sculpture made out of Corten steel is titled “The Heights” and is meant to evoke how the history of a place informs its present and future.


April 20, 2023

York alumni win big at Canadian Screen Awards

During Canadian Screen Week (April 11 to 16), The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television handed out more than two dozens Canadian Screen Awards to York alumni – from the School of Arts, Media, Performance & Design and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies – recognizing their achievements in film, television and the digital sector.


April 14, 2023

AMPD faculty take home top honours at 2023 York University Research Awards

The York University Research Awards Celebration recognizes the outstanding achievements of York's esteemed faculty members - from all faculties and schools - and in areas including artificial intelligence, Black scholarship, documentary filmmaking, and neuroscience, among others. This year, York recognized 10 AMPD faculty members, Karen Burke, Taien Ng-Chan, Christina Petrowska Quilico, Shital Desai, Ali Kazimi, Marissa Largo, Brenda Longfellow, Sundar Viswanathan, Sharon H. Hayashi, Anna V. Hudson.


Actor in Elizabeth Rex onstage
April 5, 2023

AMPD ranked among top 100 in the world for Performing Arts

York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) is internationally recognized as an incubator for performing arts innovation. The first university in Canada to offer jazz and gospel as part of its Music degree program, York continues to advance and modernize its programming for a diverse student performers. More recently, the School’s Theatre and Dance programs collaborated with colleagues in Digital Media and Film, as well as professional partners, to incorporate digital technologies into its programs. The QS rankings demonstrates AMPD is a global example of how performance programs – such as dance, music and theatre – can connect to all forms of arts, media and design to create positive change.