Brooklyn College Of The City University Of New York

Division of Graduate Studies

Performance & Interactive Media Arts (PIMA)


2900 Bedford Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11210

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.F.A.-Performance and Interactive Media Arts

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The M.F.A. and Advanced Certificate in Performance and Interactive Media Arts are cutting-edge graduate programs in collaborative, experimental, transdisciplinary artistic production. The programs were created cooperatively by the Brooklyn College departments of Art, Computer and Information Science, Television and Radio, Theater, and the Conservatory of Music. PIMA is a four-semester full-time graduate degree program providing students with training, theoretical, and technical background and practical experience in the conceptualization and production of collaborative, multi-disciplinary artworks presented in a performance setting. Students learn to use technology as a means of extending their personal artistic practice and facilitating cross-disciplinary artistic collaborations. Students with diverse academic, artistic, professional, and cultural backgrounds enter the program and work in collaborative groups throughout the course of study, with close mentoring by faculty members. Most students come to the program with an established career or career goal in an arts field, and generally continue in that field after completing the PIMA degree, utilizing the degree for advancement, skills development, or as an entrée into academia. In the second year a major collaborative thesis production is created and presented in a professional venue. The program is a cooperative effort of the Brooklyn College Departments of Art, Computer and Information Science, Television and Radio, and Theater and the Conservatory of Music. The faculty is drawn from all four departments and the conservatory.



Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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