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    York University – School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    York University – School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design


    • Listing Type: Colleges & Universities
    • Top Majors: Art and Design, Music, Theater, Dance, Film and Television
    • Type: Public
    • Degrees Awarded: 4 Year + Graduate
    • Campus Setting: Urban
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Loans, Other, Work Study
    • Country: Canada
    • Delivery: Day
    • Religious Affiliation: None
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    We are one of North America's premier centres for education in the arts. Dedicated to excellence, experimentation and leadership, our School offers you an exceptional environment centred on developing your unique talents to build a visionary career. 

    At the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) learning by doing is the hallmark of our programs. We offer intensive professional training and in-depth academic studies across the arts: dance, design, digital media, film, music, theatre and visual arts. While integrating established practices, our programs push the boundaries between artistic media, explore emerging technologies and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration. 

    A vibrant, diverse community of more than 3400 undergraduate and graduate students and 240 full-time and part-time faculty members who share your passion for arts innovation, our School has been the springboard for a generation of outstanding creative talent. Our graduates are working in all areas of the creative economy, making their mark and making a difference — locally, nationally and internationally. 

    Our School offers superb facilities, advanced technologies and extensive resources for learning, creation, production and presentation. From state-of-the-art digital labs to dedicated studios for the full spectrum of arts media, you’ll find the tools and spaces you need to develop your creative projects.

    Flagship presentation facilities include the Tribute Communities Recital Hall with an integrated recording studio, the Gales Gallery, the Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre with its proscenium stage and orchestra pit, and the Price Family Cinema with its 40-ft. screen and cinema-quality digital projection.

    Outstanding scholarly resources include the Joan Goldfarb Visual Arts Study Centre, and York University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections including the Sound and Moving Image Library.

    Aside from the exceptional facilities and resources available at AMPD, being part of York University gives you access to the rich academic, administrative and social resources of one of Canada’s leading and largest universities including international student services, student housing, academic advising, peer-mentoring, career counseling, sports and recreational services, and much more! 

    Unleash your potential and define the future of creativity with us at York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design.