Design News

June 11, 2021

Message to the AMPD community

I am writing to you today to not offer another statement. I am writing to you today to offer my deepest condolences and acknowledge the pain of individuals and communities affected by these and other events.


a collection of 3D scanned objects
June 1, 2021

How We Remember Queer Objects

Jan Ly, a 4th year Design student, created passively, possibly, a downloadable .zip file that publishes a series of crowd-submitted queer objects to the user’s desktop. We spoke with Jan about his process, influences, and thoughts on queerness in design.


text reads happy pride month from AMPD in a rainbow gradient
June 1, 2021

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.


May 20, 2021

Fall 2021 Gradual Reopening

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.


April 12, 2021

YSDN 2021: a Design Grad Show

The York/Sheridan Program in Design 2021 graduates are a collective of 100+ dedicated, diverse, limit-pushing designers. “Therefore”, meaning “for that reason” or “because of that”, reflects the end of their time as YSDN students. Come together this April 20–21 to embrace and explore their individuality, connect, and celebrate their journey!