Frequently Asked Questions

Question Answer
Am I on track to graduate? How do I make an Advising Appointment?Would you like help evaluating your degree progress report? The Office of Advising and Integrated Student Services (OAISS) is your destination for undergraduate advising with personalized guidance around your degree requirements as well as resources, workshops and information to support you throughout your degree. To book an advising or petition advising appointment, please visit OAISS at 322 CFA or call (416) 736-5135 between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Please make sure you speak directly with the receptionist to book your appointment. OAISS is unable to book appointment requests left in voicemail.
How are the Dance auditions structured?The York U Dance Auditions take place throughout a full morning and are normally made up a few different activities. There is a welcome reception for students and parents, a warmup session for the auditioning students, an observation class or demonstration (where prospective students can watch current students dance), the audition class (all the students auditioning that day participate in a class as a group for a number of faculty assessors), and then a Q&A session. Auditioning students do not need to prepare solos or anything in advance, they are simply asked to participate in the various activities and styles during the class.
How do I add a course that is restricted or reserved?Undergraduate students can request enrolment into a course that requires departmental permission by completing the MachForm at ampd.yorku.ca/permission  This form may be used up until  the last date to add a course without permission (refer to registrar.yorku.ca/enrol/dates under Add/Drop Deadlines to find the dates for the current academic term).  After such time, students need permission of the instructor to add a course. AMPD Departments handle these permissions differently and it is best to ask the Department for advice or to get copies of the required paperwork (if by voicemail or email, always include your full name, student number, the course code and instructors name)
How do I add a Minor in Dance to my degree?If your degree allows options for a minor, you're welcome to add a Dance Minor to your current degree program. There is no audition process for the Minor, so you can simply request a program change on the Registrar's Office website: http://myacademicrecord.students.yorku.ca/program-change More information about Double Major and Minor combinations across York University can be found at https://futurestudents.yorku.ca/majors-minors
How do I apply for Dance?https://dance.ampd.yorku.ca/apply/
How do I book my audition?Once you have applied to a program that requires an audition/interview/portfolio review, you will be emailed details about accessing the website. On the website, you will complete a questionnaire, pay a $60 evaluation fee, and be able to book your on-campus evaluation appointment or submit your materials online.
How do I get in touch with my Professor?You can find your professor’s email address by looking them up in the York Atlas or your course syllabus. You can also contact your professor to find out what their office hours are to talk in person.
I am a York Student, how do I change my major or minor?If you are currently enrolled and registered as an undergraduate student and wish to request a transfer to a different academic program/degree, please review the information at: https://myacademicrecord.students.yorku.ca/program-change and submit your program change request via the following link: https://passportyork.yorku.ca/ppylogin/ppylogin. A number of AMPD programs require an audition/interview/portfolio review before you can be admitted. When you submit your program change request, you should also contact the Department office (if by voicemail or email, always include your full name, student number, the course code, and instructors name) Cinema & Media Arts (Film) CFT 221 or 416-736-5149 or cma@yorku.ca Computational Arts (Digital Media) GCFA 232 or 416-736-5187 or comparts@yorku.ca Dance ACE 301 or 416-736-5137 or dance@yorku.ca Music ACE 371 or 416-736-5186 or musicprg@yorku.ca Theatre CFT 322 or 416-736-5172 or theadept@yorku.ca Visual Art & Art History GCFA 235 or 416-736-5187 or vaah@yorku.ca   Please note: Design is unable to accommodate Internal York Transfer students for 2019/20 and 2020/21.
I have completed previous education, will I receive transfer credits?Students who have completed previous college, university or IB credits could be eligible for transfer credits. After you apply, your transcripts will be evaluated and you will be notified of your transfer credits with your offer of admission. More information is available here: futurestudents.yorku.ca/transfer
What are the Dance streams?Following the common first-year experience, students complete their studies in one of the two specialized streams. In April, faculty assist first-year BFA students in making the stream choice by assessing area strengths demonstrated during the first two academic terms of study (i.e., Fall/Winter). For more information visit https://dance.ampd.yorku.ca/bfa/  
What does guaranteed consideration mean? Can I apply or complete my audition/interview/portfolio review after the deadline?Anyone who completes their application before the deadlines listed for their application cycle will have their application reviewed. Applications may be accepted after the guaranteed consideration deadline on a first come first served basis until the program is full.
What is a 1900 course and why is there no scheduled time?Six credits from the AMPD 1900 3.00 series of courses, outside the major, are required of all School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design degrees. These courses may be used toward satisfying the humanities general education requirement, the in/out requirements or an AMPD elective. For students admitted to the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design with a minimum of 54 transfer credits, the six credits from the 1900 3.00 series of courses outside the major are optional. Only courses with FA/_ _ _ _ 1900 in the course code fulfill this requirement. You can find them in the York University Courses website by searching School of the Arts, Music, Performance & Design, the Department and 1900 under 'Faculty, Subject and Number.' Some 1900 courses such as Dance have online lectures so when you add them to your schedule there won't be a scheduled time for class but there may still be a scheduled tutorial.
When is the application deadline?https://ampd.yorku.ca/apply/
Why does Dance 1400 not have a regular scheduled class time?Answer Dance 1400 is a studio course intended for those who do not have a background in dance. This course has no 'class' (lecture) component so you only need to attend your scheduled lab.