About Us


Message from the Chair

Welcome! It’s now over 40 years since our department was established and while the only constant in our history has been change – new students and faculty, new media and technology, and new programs of study – our commitment to developing a nurturing, challenging and rewarding learning experience remains our top priority.

Each year we welcome over 150 new undergraduate and graduate students in a wide range of programs. At York, you will find faculty that are not only internationally esteemed artists and scholars but caring and committed teachers and mentors who provide intensive training for those who aspire to be filmmakers, film and television writers, and cinema and media scholars. Grounded in the studio tradition of the fine arts and inspired by the many exciting possibilities in contemporary moving image arts and industries our program highlights innovative and inspiring research and practice. We are housed in the Centre for Film and Theatre, a professional grade performing and media arts facility that enables students to fully prepare for careers in film, television and media.

We’ve planned an exciting year - check out our events! I hope you like the website and we look forward to hearing from you.

John McCullough
Chair, Department of Film