A leading, cutting-edge graduate program in ensemble, experimental, interdisciplinary performing arts production. Students collaboratively create performances that draw...


    The PERFORMANCE & INTERACTIVE MEDIA ARTS M.F.A. provides students with training, theoretical and technical knowledge, and practical experience in the...


    Meta-goals:  Form a functional, cohesive, supportive, and self-managing community of artists that supports collaborative groups and projects. Collectively agree, during...


    STATEMENT OF COLLABORATION The PIMA M.F.A. emphasizes collaborative, cross-disciplinary artistic production. While there is much space for individual effort and...


    The PIMA M.F.A Program provides students with training, theoretical and technical knowledge, and practical experience in the conceptualization and production of...


    Students must complete 46 credits of approved graduate level work including PIMA courses and electives in the departments of Visual Art, Television and Radio,...


The Faculty of the PIMA program is comprised of members from the graduate Theater, Music, Film, Television & Radio, Art and Computer and Information Science departments.

  • Helen E. Richardson

    Program Co-Director

    Director of the MFA Program in Performance and Interactive Media Arts, Associate Professor of Theatre, Brooklyn College, Editor, Signals: Contemporary Performance Journal, featuring articles on international performance. (more…)

  • David Grubbs

    Program Co-Director

    David GrubbsDavid Grubbs is an associate professor in the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College, CUNY.  He is the author of Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, The Sixties, and Sound Recording (Duke University Press).

    Grubbs has released twelve solo albums and appeared on more than 150 commercially-released recordings.  He is known for his cross-disciplinary collaborations with writers such as Susan Howe and Rick Moody, and with visual artists such as Anthony McCall, Angela Bulloch, Cosima von Bonin, and Stephen Prina.  His work has been presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, the Tate Modern, and the Centre Pompidou.  Grubbs was a 2005-6 grant recipient from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and is a member of ISSUE Project Room’s Board of Directors.

  • Jennifer McCoy

    Faculty Member

    Jenn McCoy

    The work of the American artists team Jennifer and Kevin McCoy has been exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, P.S.1, The Museum of Modern Art, The New Museum, and the Brooklyn Museum.
    International exhibitions… include projects at the Pompidou Center, the British Film Institute, ZKM, the Hanover Kunstverien, the Bonn Kunstverein, and F.A.C.T. (Liverpool, UK). Grants include a 2002 Creative Capital Grant for Emerging Fields, a 2005 Wired Rave Award, and a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship. Articles about their work have appeared in Art in America, Artforum, Flash Art, Art News, The New York Times, and Newsweek. Residencies include work at the Headlands Center for the Arts, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. 
Their work is represented in New York by Postmasters Gallery and Gallerie Guy Bartschi, Geneva and can be seen in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and MUDAM in Luxembourg.


  • Andrew Kircher

    Faculty Member

    Andrew Kircher

    Andrew Kircher is a CUNY teaching fellow with the Theatre department and adjunct lecturer for the Performance And Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) MFA program. He is pursuing a PhD at the CUNY Graduate Center and has an MA in Theatre History from Brooklyn College. Research interests include digital technology and remix culture, Creative Commons and copyright alternatives, and Don Juan play adaptations. He has presented  at ATHE, ASTR, MATC, IFTR, and is the Graduate Representative for the ATHE Latino Focus Group. He has produced with companies including Ars Nova and Les Freres Corbusier, and is currently the Associate Producer for the Devised Theater Initiative & Under the Radar Festival at the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival.

  • Erwin Maas

    Faculty Member

    Erwin MaasErwin Maas is a New York based theater director, teacher and performing arts advocate from the Netherlands. He has worked extensively in Australia, Europe, and USA. In New York, he has directed numerous Off-Off & Off-Broadway productions… (more…)

  • Andrew Goldberg

    Adjunct Lecturer

    Andrew_GoldbergAndrew Goldberg is a director, producer, and teaching artist living in New YorkCity .  He has directed classical works, new plays, and musicals all over the world.   He recently made his Broadway directing debut with his one man version of Macbeth starring Alan Cumming at the Barrymore Theatre (co-directed with John Tiffany) which premiered at the National Theatre of Scotland  and Lincoln Center Festival.  Other well known productions include The Bomb-itty of Errors, a hip-hop adaptation of The Comedy of Errors which ran off-Broadway before being seen all over the world, including London’s the West End; Daddy Cool, the Boney M musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, as well as Hair in Asbury Park, Romeo & Juliet for American Stage, Twelfth Night at LaMaMa, Fair Maid of the West at Pleasance, London, and many others.   After graduating from Stanford University, he spent a season in the education department at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival before moving to New York City and working for the education department of Manhattan Theatre Club (where he continues to work as an active teaching artist.)   For over five years he was the Associate Artistic Director of The New Group.  He received his M.F.A. in Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) at Brooklyn College and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Theatre at the CUNY Graduate Center.

  • Ryan Holsopple

    Adjunct Lecturer

    11065946_10206338796405941_4288031118988198774_nRyan Holsopple designs sound and video for performance with an emphasis on interactivity. Recent projects include:  Planetarium Starshow Design for Annie Dorsen’s The Great Outdoors, Sound and Light Design for Jim Findlay’s Vine of the Dead (Fusebox Festival), Director and Designer for 31 Down’s dataPurge, PS122 COIL, 2015. Interaction Design for Mallory Catlett’s This Was The End, The Chocolate Factory, (2014 Bessie Award for Visual Design). Performed as Kenney in Radiohole’s production of Tom Murrin’s Myth (or Maybe Meth), La Mama, 2014 (Bessie Award Nominee). Ryan was nominated for the 2011 Hewes Design Award for sound design of 31 Down’s Here At Home, presented by the Bushwick Starr. 31 Down was awarded a Best Of New York 2007 by the Village Voice for his interactive telephone murder mystery set in the New York Subway system called Canal Street Station, co-produced by free103point9 Transmission Arts. Ryan has taught Radio Communication at the College of Staten Island and is a graduate of NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

  • Jason Schuler

    Adjunct Lecturer

    BeardREV288Jason Schuler is a graduate of the PIMA MFA program at Brooklyn College. He is the founder and artistic director of the award winning Operating Theater Company. OTC productions he has directed have been presented at: Abron’s Arts Center, The Brick, Cherry Lane Theater, and Obie Award-Winning Little Theater at Tonic & Dixon Place (12x), Catch Series (7x) PS122’s Avant-Garde-Arama (2x) and in Los Angeles at The MET theater and El Cid.

    His work has received grants from The Puffin Foundation, A.R.T./New York’s Nancy Quinn Fund, and Creative Space Grant and LMCC SwingSpace. He has a BFA from NYU in Drama (Experimental Theater Wing) and Film Production. He is interested in performance involving the subconscious and conceptual ideas about hypnosis, and the border of technology and the spirituality.



  • Briggan Krauss

    Program Technologist

    Briggan Krauss in an internationally recognized saxophonist, composer and sound artist who has been a strong presence on the New York creative music scene since 1994.  He is a founding member of the band Sexmob, has played on Grammy Award winning and nominated recordings, and leads several of his own projects as well as collaborating with many other improvisers and composers in New York City and around the world.  He has recently earned an MFA from Brooklyn College’s Performance and Interactive Media Arts [PIMA] program.


Artists in the PIMA program come from a range of disciplines: acting, directing, music performance and composition, social anthropology, electronic arts, dance, fine arts, illustration and performance art, among varied others.


Alumni from the PIMA program work as artists, educators and creative technologists at establishments such as MoMA, Blue Man Group, The Wooster Group, U. of Maryland, NYU and Yale, as well as operating as independent performers, producers and consultants.


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