How to Apply

Application

Click “Apply Online to York” to be brought to the application.  There is  an online application, which takes about 30 minutes to complete in total.

Admission Requirements

All applicants are expected to provide a portfolio, a Statement of Interest letter, a curriculum vitae, and two recommendations.

Master of Arts

Honours degree or equivalent from a recognized university in Digital Media or related Bachelor’s program, such as an art program that focuses on technology, with at least a B average in the final two years of study

Applicants must show that they have experience in both programming and the arts, and in particular a cross-disciplinary approach. Experience creating art or creative works (including games) using programming languages is required. Those whose formal background in programming is incomplete will be required to take appropriate supplemental undergraduate course(s) in addition to required courses.

Master of Science

Honours degree or equivalent from a recognized university in Digital Media or related Bachelor’s program, such as computer science, with at least a B average in the final two years of study

Applicants must show that they have experience in the arts, and in particular a cross-disciplinary approach. Those whose formal background in the arts is incomplete will be required to take appropriate supplemental undergraduate course(s) in addition to required courses.

Doctor of Philosophy (2019)

Applicants must have a masters degree or equivalent from a recognized university in a digital media or related program, such as computer science, or an art program that focuses on technology, with at least a B+ average.

Applicants are expected to provide a portfolio, a Statement of Interest letter, a qualifying research paper or similar significant contribution to the field, and two letters of recommendation.

Applicants must show that they have experience in both computer science and the arts, and in particular a cross-disciplinary approach. 

All Applicants

For students who have not graduated from a university where the language of instruction is English, there is no formal language requirement but the supervisory committee will require a student to demonstrate an acceptable competence in a language which is considered necessary for purposes of doing their research.