BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN MEDIA AND THE PERFORMING ARTS OVERVIEW
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree program provides a niche for the College and within the City University of New York. The underlying approach of this degree lies in the innovativeness of the postmodernist definition of media and the performing arts moved by digital technology. In this regard, Media and the Performing Arts are now inextricably interwoven with digital technology. The lower and upper level departmental core courses provide an integrated approach, one which provides unlimited opportunities and unbound creative expression. Given the distinctive concentration, Media and the Performing Arts comprises the interwoven nature of media, the arts and technology in the 21st Century.
Postmodern art is no longer bound to one convention or one way of expressing oneself. Some ideas are better expressed by sound, video, theatrical performance, music, sculpture, and many digital platforms. Hence, the B.F.A. is unbound and not compelled by a singular view.
The Media and the Performing Arts concentration is conceived in alignment with this new way of communicating as outlined above. Each student will be immediately exposed to the transdisciplinary approach offered in this degree program. To offer a full menu of courses for prospective students, MCCPAS has developed new courses at both the lower and upper levels.
Given the new communication explosion dominating all media and art forms, careers for our graduates will include: artistic directors, speech and play writers, film and video directors, post production editors, digital and graphic publication editors, graphic artists with conventional and contemporary studio skills, advertising specialists, performance artists, set designers for performances, dance choreographers, studio musicians, dancers, and so forth.
B.F.A. GRADUATES AT A GLANCE
Graduates will be prepared for careers in the identified fields not only as skilled artists and technicians, but as personnel who are able to make sound decisions, problem solve as well as possess leadership attributes with multiple skills and application capabilities. Students come from many forms of communicative arts (ranging from studio arts, graphic digital arts, dance, music, speech theater arts, videography, digital photography, radio, and television) with a strong emphasis on computer-based applications plus all forms of digital technology.