Design News

November 3, 2023

AMPD Launched New Virtual Tour

Prospective students worldwide can now experience AMPD 24/7, 365. The School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) has unveiled a virtual tour resource to showcase its 300,000-square-feet worth of facilities, share student stories and highlight experiential education opportunities.

October 27, 2023

AMPD hosted National Portfolio Day for second year in a row

For the second year in a row, the York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) has been chosen to host the only Ontario event for National Portfolio Day (NPD), which provides artistic high-school students the chance to meet with art and design schools from around the world, receive feedback on their portfolios and get tips on preparing a successful university application.

January 24, 2023

Royal Canadian Mint selects alum Lily Kao to design minted Year of the Rabbit coin

The Royal Canadian Mint marked the lunar new year with AMPD alum Lily Kao's (BDes ‘14) a new 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin design in honour of the the Year of the Rabbit . The Rabbit Coin follows Kao's Tiger Coin, released last year in honour of the Year of the Tiger, and is the second instalment in a 12-year series contract.

September 10, 2022

Shital Desai pioneers accessible interaction design as York Research Chair

Eight researchers across York University will join the York Research Chairs (YRC) program – the University’s internal counterpart to the national Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program which recognizes outstanding researchers. Professor Shital Desai was named York Research Chair in Accessible Interaction Design.