The 3 Most Important Lessons I’ve Learned at University

Written by: Peter Widdrington

I’ve been around the block when it comes to universities, so I have a little more experience than the average student when it comes to different undergrads.  Thanks to this, I think I’ve learned a thing or two about the university experience and how to tailor it to my needs, plus figure out the way to get the most out of it.  Read More

Theatre Roundtable: A Conversation between Streams

Compiled by: Amy Kingston

with special guests:

Alex Colle – 5th year Devised Theatre
Maggie Cook – 4th year Conservatory
Amy Kingston – 2nd year Performance Creation & Research (formally known as theatre studies)
Ella Wiecksowski  4th year Production and Design

Looking back on my first year as a York University theatre student, I remember streaming being the biggest deal. It practically ran every conversation in the halls, classrooms and residences. I also remember the confusion and vague answers that always seemed to follow every question asked by any of my fellow peers. My goal with this blog post is to give a more personal insight to what it is like to be in each stream from the students who have experienced it first hand.

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Art Stuff for Dummies: BLOCK PRINTING

Written By: Liana

Have you ever been curious about trying a new art form, but don’t have much idea of where to start?  Look no further, because I’m here to teach you some “Art Stuff for Dummies”!  Every month I’ll be taking on a new art form that I’m interested in, and I’ll be working though the process of teaching myself how to do it, so that you can try it, too. This month I’m going to try block printing!

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10 Hang Out Spots On Campus

Written By: Tiana

School can be tough, and classes can be long. But what sometimes feels longer is the break in between classes! However, with the perfect hang out spot on campus, these breaks before, after, and between classes will pass by in a breeze, and might even become fun.

Haven’t found the perfect space to relax during your down time? Here are 10 of my favourite places for AMPD students to chill. Read More

What do I Do With my Dance Degree?!

Written By: Lucia Llano

Have you ever felt overwhelmed and insecure when people ask you about your professional goals and your performance career? Soothe your worries by reading the following insight on what York Dance graduate Victoria Gubiani is doing now and the possibilities that you have after graduating! Read More

Opera: Deconstructing Myths

Written By: Val Kostyuk

When you think of the Opera, your first thought may be an unpleasant one.  Opera tends to get a bad rap because of myths circling around it, scaring away potential audiences. Unlike the implications of these myths, it is truly a fascinating spectacle that is so worthwhile checking out. One might even say that Opera is the grandmother of the modern musical.  Let’s deconstruct a few of these myths, and hopefully convince you to see an Opera sooner rather than later! Read More

Art Stuff for Dummies: Inktober

Written By: Liana Shaw

Hi, I’m Liana! Every month I’ll be taking on a new art form that I’m interested in, and I’ll be working though the process of teaching myself how to do it. This month I’m participating in Inktober!

Inktober is something that artists participate in worldwide during the month of October. Creatives challenge themselves to make art everyday. People use different mediums, but the most popular form that I’ve seen on social media, and the one I will be doing this month, is drawing. I’m hoping to introduce a creative habit into my daily routine, and I’ve also always been impressed by people who can find time to write (and not just type) every day, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to explore! Read More

Nurturing Your Art by Supporting Others

Written by: Lucia Llano

As emerging artists, it is often that we find ourselves promoting our work and constantly seeking support for our art. However, how often do we see a theatre show, a dance performance or visit an art gallery? How often do we actually support our fellow art students?

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