In my York University Gospel Choir class I am gaining experience in showmanship and understanding harmonies which are crucial for a professional vocalist. I auditioned and landed a solo part this year and it was amazing for my confidence.
My Dance degree prepares me as both a physically literate mover and a smart dancer who has knowledge in the social context and history of my field. I’m discovering my unique artistry and considering how to use my voice as a platform to create change in the world around me.
KALIL· FILM PRODUCTION
The many hours on film sets and in editing rooms, making friends, meeting collaborators and being exposed to new voices has helped us all mature artistically. Through class critiques and an almost familial academic support system, we could not have accomplished so much without each other.
KIM· DIGITAL MEDIA
My favourite courses involve building interactive installations and I want to make that sort of work into my career. These projects require a team working together with different skillsets from coding to physical computing and construction. Somehow the projects turn out even better than we originally plan.
In my acting class we’re studying the rehearsal process that professionals use, based on the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association guidelines. It’s helpful to learn real world expectations in a supportive environment that gives us space to make mistakes and learn from them.
My Wind Symphony course has taught me so much about rehearsal and performance etiquette. My dream is to teach, and I get to mentor younger students and learn how to run large rehearsals from watching our conductor.
ALYSHA· DANCE (+Education)
I went to a performing arts school and it’s my career goal to teach at one. I picked York because I could combine a dance and an education degree. In class I’m not just learning skills, I’m inspired by how my instructors teach. It is everything that I wanted.
BROOKE· THEATRE & PSYCHOLOGY
My double major in theatre studies and psychology gives me a theoretical side to bolster my creativity in playwrighting. I refer to Jungian archetypes all the time when I’m creating characters. I know it’s making me a better story teller.
CONNOR· ’18 FILM & VIDEO
“My dream is to become a cinematographer. Being able to do projects at York’s studio at
Cinespace has helped in achieving that goal. Right down the hall there are professional TV shows being shot and built, it brings this feeling of what it’s like to be working in the real world.”
VAIVA· VISUAL ART STUDIO
Studying visual art at York University, there is enough space and equipment to work at any scale or level of experimentation plus room to leave my work in progress. The studios themselves are super welcoming with flexible hours so I can work when I’m feeling the most productive and socialize there too.