Do you dream of inventing and building immersive environments, thoughtful provoking games and interactive experiences at the convergence of art and computer science? The Digital Media program in York’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) is an innovative interdisciplinary program, offered in collaboration with York’s Lassonde School of Engineering, will challenge you to hone your creative, programming and analytical skills.

Experiment and develop a computational basis for the creation of digital media imagery and sound, including animation and the simulation of 3D environments. Explore the theoretical aspects and socio-cultural effects of digital media to gain a comprehensive understanding of the field. Bring your projects to life using AMPD’s specialized facilities for digital media creation including multipurpose classrooms, performance spaces, labs and galleries. At AMPD, you will explore the potentials of emerging technologies, innovate and make impact in the creative industries.


Collaborate with students and faculty in engineering, science and across every arts discipline to transform the way theatre, film, visual art, dance and music are produced and experienced. Connect with the creative industry through Sensorium, York’s Centre for Digital Arts & Technology, where you will find a vital source of like-minded innovators, new ideas and experimentation in everything from 3D cinema, to virtual and immersive environments.


After delving into hands-on digital art-making alongside courses in math, computer science, and science and technology studies, you can choose to specialize in Digital Media ArtsDigital Media Game Arts or Digital Media Development. You will have the option of applying for a paid internship in your third year. You’ll learn to use programming to create experiences that integrate digital media into mobile apps, games, immersive and 3D environments, interactive performances and more.


AMPD’s ground-breaking achievements in 3D and interactive cinema, mobile media, bioinformatics, sustainable theatre technologies and advanced digital imaging make it the go-to place for prospective employers and industry partners. Check out Maker Days, and the annual digital media exhibition which is a great opportunity to collaborate with other creators, extend your experience and showcase your work.