Cinema & Media Arts News

Jade dancing on stage
September 25, 2019

AMPD Scholarships – how to succeed and why to apply

Do you want some money you don’t have to pay back? In 2018-19 AMPD students received over 2.2 million dollars in scholarships, awards and bursaries, set up by York’s incredible community of generous supporters! The vast majority of eligible students who apply receive an award.


Sarah Bay-Cheng
September 24, 2019

Welcome from the Dean

The history and foundation of the AMPD community is what propels us forward, emboldening us to pose new questions, devise new methods, and test new limits. This spirit of experimentation and improvisation found throughout our faculty is the difference between keeping up with today and leading the way into tomorrow.


September 16, 2019

Nine faculty members join AMPD

Nine new faculty members will join the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD): Shital Desai, Tammer El-Sheikh, Jennifer Jimenez, Susan Lee, Aaron Kelly, Gavin McDonald, Yifat Shaik, Ingrid Veninger and Holly Ward.

“Welcoming new colleagues is always a pleasure, and these new faculty members bring exciting new dimensions to programs throughout AMPD,” said Sarah Bay-Cheng, dean of AMPD. “Their diverse talents, experience, and dedication to teaching will support our students to develop their own visions and skills as they prepare them to transform our world.”


September 5, 2019

Dance prof behind a new pan-University capstone course focused on solving real-world challenges

A new, full-year capstone course is being pilot tested this fall at York University. C4: The Cross-Campus Capstone Classroom brings together third- and fourth-year students from different faculties into multidisciplinary teams focused on solving pressing, real-world challenges posed by organizations operating in both the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds. C4 partners include the Yonge Street Mission, the Al and Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre, Glendon’s Globally Networked Learning Project, and Panoplo Inc.— among many others.


Madeleine Sims-Fewer BFA 08 and Dusty Mancinelli BFA 07
July 18, 2019

York U partners on multiple Telefilm Talent to Watch films

Six York U alumni teams got the green light for funding up to $125,000 for their first feature films through Telefilm Canada’s 2019 Talent to Watch program. Now in its second year, the juried program supports the production, digital distribution and promotion of a first feature-length film or other format of narrative-based audiovisual content made specifically for online distribution. York was credited as the partner on half the alumni projects – more than any other organization or educational institution.


Taien Ng-Chan receives a City of Hamilton Art Award
June 17, 2019

Media Arts Prof Taien Ng-Chan receives City of Hamilton Arts Awards

Taien Ng-Chan makes maps, videos, websites, podcasts and radio plays, artist book-works, and social events. She has written and produced for stage, screen, and CBC radio; her media works have been shown across Canada and internationally. She is a founding member of the artist-research collective Hamilton Perambulatory Unit.