• Applicants must offer a graduate or undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university completed with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

  • Applicants must also offer a portfolio of creative work (which may consist of work in any medium including computer software), letters of recommendation, and  TOEFL score is 500 (or 173 in the computer-based version, or 61 in the Internet-based version or above if required). An interview with a member of the selection committee is required.

  • Applicants must obtain and file an application form with the program director in addition to the regular college admission application.

  • Selection of applicants is based on a faculty committee review of the following: the applicant’s creative portfolio, evidence of the applicant’s interest in collaborative creative production, letters of reference indicating significant artistic promise, artistic background and experience, and the applicant’s interview. 


Application procedure

  • Send the following materials to Jennifer McCoy, email:

    • The PIMA application form, with both sides (both pages) completed (contact Jennifer McCoy at the email address above for an application form)

    • A personal statement, which should include discussion of your interest in collaborative, cross-disciplinary artmaking, and the use of technology in the artistic process

    • A current Curriculum Vitae (or complete Résumé)

    • A portfolio of your creative work, including a one-page summary or index of work submitted in the portfolio listing credits for all contributors/collaborators. Work should be submitted through online platforms.

  • Complete a Graduate Application to  Brooklyn College,          (, consisting of

    • An application fee

    • The Brooklyn College graduate application form 

    •    Official transcript(s)

    •    Two letters of recommendation

    •    TOEFL scores (for international applicants)

  • Please Note: PIMA does not require Graduate Record Exam scores

  • Application Review Cycle

The PIMA application and admission cycle has several stages:
    1.    The first review of portfolios is usually held on February 15. By this date please have submitted at least your portfolio, statement, cv, and PIMA application form. Your work will be reviewed even if you have not completed the Brooklyn College graduate application.
    2.    If necessary, second and third reviews of portfolios will be held, usually mid-March and mid-April. Check the website or e-mail the program admissions director at: to see if there are still openings in the program, and what the deadline is for the upcoming review.
    3.    At the review, the PIMA admissions committee will recommend to the Graduate Admissions Office for each application to be:
    •     accepted
    •     accepted pending graduate application completion
    •     rejected
(regardless of the committee’s decision, we cannot inform you of an admissions decision until the graduate application is complete)
    4.    When you have completed all parts of the application process, you will be contacted with the PIMA admissions committee’s recommendation.
    5.    The Graduate Admissions Office will accept the recommendation of the PIMA admissions committee if all other standards required for admission are met.