York University

School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD)

Area of Study

  • Art History
  • Design & Visual Arts
  • Filmmaking
  • Fine Arts
  • Game Devel.
  • Graphic Design
  • Music Production
  • Performing Arts
  • Web Design & New Media


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Create in Canada's arts hub with all the support of an intimate student-focused community and the resources of one of the country's top research institutions. Through collaborative cross-faculty courses in state-of-the-art facilities, you'll meet passionate peers and professors prepared to push you beyond your artistic borders.

Whether you're preparing for a career in graphic design, UX research, illustration, or something yet to be uncovered, we tailor the AMPD experience to your unique creative journey. Because at AMPD, your imagination is creativity's only limit.



With AMPD Design, students explore and expand the boundaries of design. By managing and communicating complex bodies of information, students create meaningful human experiences in our increasingly visual world. Students learn to recognize complex problems as comprising systems of social, cultural and technological networks.


Digital Media

Have an idea for a game-changing app? Intrigued by "smart" clothing? Want to explore the use of robotics in art and performance? Digital media shapes everyday life, rapidly transforming modes of communicating, working and living. Seize the chance to unite your artistic self with your inner techie and expand your creative horizons with AMPD Digital Media.


Integrative Arts

Combine art and technology to create meaningful social change with AMPD Integrative Arts. Students code, craft and collaborate across AMPD programs to develop a dynamic degree ready to take on tomorrow's unique tech, business and creative challenges. 


Visual Arts & Art History

AMPD Visual Arts pairs intensive studio training and art theory to offer students a curriculum grounded in artwork production and coloured by comparative cultural analysis. The comprehensive program provides students foundational classes in all artistic media (painting, sculpture, print media, drawing, photography and interdisciplinary art) while still allowing specialization.





Creativity is your Commodity



Upcoming Events

  • Information Session - Attend virtually.
  • Design - November 30 at 7 PM EST
  • Integrative Arts & Digital Media - December 2 at 7 PM EST
  • Visual Arts & Art History - December 14 at 7 PM EST


Program Length

4 Years


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Past winners of the Applied Arts Student Awards

  • 2019 Student Awards Rachel Joohyun Lee
    Student Awards

    Rachel Joohyun Lee
  • 2019 Student Awards Jesse Brown
    Student Awards

    Jesse Brown
  • 2019 Student Awards Nicole Kwon
    Student Awards

    Nicole Kwon
  • 2019 Student Awards Mruna Mistry
    Student Awards

    Mruna Mistry