The Performance and Interactive Media Arts Program MFA


A leading, cutting-edge graduate program in ensemble, experimental, interdisciplinary performing arts production. Students collaboratively create performances that draw upon and hybridize theater, performance art, dance, music, puppetry, and various other experimental forms. 

Bringing together experienced artists from a wide range of backgrounds, this intensive two-year program teaches interdisciplinary collaboration as a skill in itself, and multimedia computer programming as a tool for both practical production and collaboration. Students in the program share an interest in digital media and use of technology in performance, and multimedia work is encouraged and supported.

Following an initial term of intensive collaborative creation on campus, students are encouraged to expand into the community through socially engaged practices, and have opportunities to present collaborative works in New York City venues, providing unique production opportunities. The PIMA M.F.A. program culminates in a collaborative thesis produced off-campus.