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Design your creative future here

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Creativity is your commodity.

More content is being created now than ever, opening up opportunities for creatives.

Forbes Magazine has said that creativity is the skill of the future, and it’s highly valued in our modern economy.

Creativity is your commodity.

More content is being created now than ever, opening up opportunities for creatives.

Forbes Magazine has said that creativity is the skill of the future, and it’s highly valued in our modern economy.

The world needs creative thinkers.

We want you to hone your creativity so you can enter any industry and solve complex problems as a unique, innovative thought leader.

Creativity is highly valued in leadership.

Students at York are trained to approach their craft with a critical eyes and acute ears. Our musicians experiment in various genres from around the world, our filmmakers test out new immersive and interactive methods of storytelling, and Digital Media students assist research projects and play with the most innovative technology in the arts today.

Why York

5 ways we prepare you for success.

01
Build your dream career. We’re here to help with academic advising.

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

Design Students
Digital Meida Dance
02
Interdisciplinary learning in the arts.

At York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, we encourage you to holistically explore the spiderweb of art. Take lessons in acting or music composition while pursuing a degree in film. 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 and solve complex problems as a unique, innovative thought leader.

Design Fab Lab
03

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.

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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.

Image: Design Fabrication Lab

Sound Stage

Dance Stage

Foley Recording Studio

L. L. Odette Centre for Sculpture

Dance Studio Spaces

Design Photography Studio

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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04
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.

Dance Students
Digital Media Maker Day
05
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 principal 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 because the next generation of arts leaders is seated right beside you.

Create your future here.