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Studying at AMPD

The York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) is one of the most comprehensive schools of arts, design and culture in Canada.

30+

Degree programs

3,000+

Diverse and socially engaged students

300,000+

Square feet of premier facilities

20,000+

Industry leading alumni worldwide

Top 120

in the World for Performing Arts by QS University World Rankings

$3.1 M

Worth of scholarships, bursaries, and awards available to AMPD students

Pursue Your Passion. Find Your Program

Student working in a studio

Cinema & Media Arts - (BA)
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Students setting up lights

Cinema & Media Arts - Media Arts (BFA)
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Student using camera

Cinema & Media Arts - Production (BFA)
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Student discussing movie script

Cinema & Media Arts - Screenwriting (BFA)
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Creative technologies

Creative Technologies (BFA) *
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Students performing

Dance (BFA)
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Student sharing portfolio

Design (BDes)
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Digital media

Digital Media (BA)
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Integrative arts

Integrative Arts (BFA)
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Music

Music (BFA)
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Students on stage

Theatre (BA | BFA)
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Visual art history

Visual Arts - History (BA)
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visual art studio

Visual Arts - Studio (BFA)
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Cinema & Media Studies (MA)
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Cinema & Media Studies (PhD)
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Design (MDes/MA)
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Film (MFA)
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Music (MA)
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Music (PhD)
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Theatre, Dance, and Performance (MA)
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Theatre, Dance, and Performance (PhD)
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Visual Art (MFA)
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Art History & Visual Culture (MA)
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Digital Media Graduate

Digital Media (MA) (MSc) (PhD) 
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* Available exclusively at our Markham Campus

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APPLY

Apply for undergraduate programs through OUAC or the York University. For more details on how to apply for graduate programs, visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies website.

COMPLETE YOUR SUPPLEMENTARY APPLICATION

In addition to submitting an application, some programs require a supplementary application to be considered for admission.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Application deadline for guaranteed consideration.

ApplicantApplication DeadlineSupplementary Application Deadline
Ontario High School StudentsJanuary 15, 2025February 5, 2025
All Other ApplicantsFebruary 5, 2025February 5, 2025

Essential Resources

Scholarship, Awards & Bursaries

From entrance scholarships and awards for current students to on-campus employment within the Faculty, there are lots of opportunities to finance your studies at York. Explore the 200+ scholarships available to AMPD students.

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On Campus Housing

Get all the details you need about your new home away from home, including meal plans, food services, maintenance requests and important deadlines.

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International Students

York University offers a wide variety of social and academic services and programs to support international students. York International helps international students with orientation, housing, immigration, employment, academic student services, and counseling advice.

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Get Involved

Connect with like-minded individuals and build your AMPD community through our 20+ AMPD-specific clubs. Additionally, you’ll have access to over 100 more clubs at York University. Don’t see something you like? You can start your own club and make it happen.

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What Our Students Say

Learn more about why our students love AMPD.

Tour AMPD

See for yourself why AMPD is right for you. Book a program-specific tour to explore the spaces where you will be creating, innovating, and building community.

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Jenny Samuels
Music

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Atoosa Moshashee
Digital Media

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Mark Appleton
Design

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John Francis,
Cinema

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Why the School of AMPD

5 ways we prepare you for success.

Stay on track with tailored academic advising.

Academic advising encompasses degree-related support tailored to your AMPD journey with specialized academic advisors offering guidance ranging from degree progress and program changes to academic growth. At AMPD, You'll never feel rushed with the most extensive advising appointments on campus at 45 minutes each.

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Interdisciplinary learning in the arts.

At AMPD, you're encouraged to explore across styles, artforms and industries. Take lessons in acting or music composition while pursuing a film degree. Minor in gender studies or philosophy while majoring in design. Collaborate with visual artists on your virtual reality video game.

You'll be prepared to enter any industry as solve complex problem solver who understands the unique intersections of industry and art.

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Space to create, whenever the feeling strikes.

Clustered in a 457-acre campus, a short subway ride from the heart of Canada's art community, enjoy an artist's refuge with space to leap farther, build higher, and imagine greater.

Make, move and mould without limits in:

  • Canada's largest sculpture studio
  • 35,000 sq ft of sprung floors
  • 4,000 sq ft sound stage
  • 2,000 sq ft of carpentry studio
  • 300+ seat theatres

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Industry experience starting day one.

What you create outside the classroom is just as important as what you learn inside it. Students who take on experiential education opportunities - placements, creative projects, and networking - start building their careers before graduation.

With a global reputation for success, an extensive network of alumni and an AMPD-dedicated experiential education coordinator, you'll build your network, polish your portfolio, and gain valuable job skills.

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Creative community, not competition.

AMPD's core is its community, a network of collaboration-minded contemporaries excited to create beyond their imagination. You'll be pushed by professors and classmates alike to create bigger and bolder. Still, you'll never be alone in your pursuit of authentic expression.

Creativity as a communal activity is a founding principle of AMPD - artists don't exist in vacuums, so neither should their work. At AMPD, you'll be encouraged to connect with peers inside and outside the classroom with the next generation of arts.

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