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About York University

York University is located in the heart of Metropolitan Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The University offers its community of 55,000 students a modern, academic educational experience at the undergraduate and graduate level. York has 11 faculties and 28 research centres that prepare students for the future by bringing fresh insights and solutions to world challenges.

About Faculty of Fine Arts

York University’s Faculty of Fine Arts is the largest, most comprehensive program in Canada. There are more than 3,450 undergraduate and graduate students and 260 working faculty at the leading-edge of fine arts practice. Students work with leading artists and scholars who are active in their professional world, bringing real-world experience into the classroom. Fine Arts students at York study, create, rehearse, produce, preform and conduct research in state of the art facilities. Students have the opportunity to showcase their work. York’s location offers students the experience of the rich, diverse arts scene in Canada’s culture.



  • Dance
  • Design
  • Digital Media
  • Film
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Visual Art & Art History


International Exchange

Fine Arts students at York have the opportunity to earn part of the degree credits abroad through an international exchange. Their partner institutions include: Monash University, Melbourne/Australia; Minzu University of China, Beijing; University of Chichester, University of Leeds, and Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar and Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Science, Germany; and the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem/Israel.



  • Art History
    • MA in Art History
    • PhD in Art History and Visual Culture

  • Dance
    • MFA in Dance
    • MA in Dance
    • PhD in Dance Studies

  • Design
    • MDes

  • Film
    • MFA in Film
    • MA in Cinema and Media Studies
    • PhD in Cinema and Media Studies

  • Music
    • MA in Music
    • PhD in Music

  • Theatre
    • MFA in Theatre
    • MA in Theatre Studies
    • PhD in Theatre Studies

  • Visual Arts
    • MFA in Visual Arts
    • PhD in Visual Arts