The PERFORMANCE & INTERACTIVE MEDIA ARTS M.F.A. provides students with training, theoretical and technical knowledge, and practical experience in the conceptualization and production of collaborative, multi-disciplinary artworks.
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, form a close-knit community, and work in collaborative groups throughout the course of study, with close mentoring by faculty members from the departments of the School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts, including Art, the Conservatory of Music, Film, Television and Radio and Theater. Students learn socially engaged practices, working with various communities to create collaborative projects shared with the public.
In the second year a major collaborative thesis production is created and presented in professional and alternative venues in the New York City area.