Art and Design Program
Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 555
Art Department Graduates Per Year: 34
Accreditations: Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Henry Bleattler, Ph.D., Chair, Media, Culture and the Arts
Stephen Salyers, Ph.D.
Alissa Wilkinson, M.F.A.
Daniel Siedell, Ph.D., Senior Fellow in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism
Karelyn Siegler, M.F.A.
John Silvis, M.F.A.
B.A. in Media, Culture and the Arts (interdisciplinary)
Media, Culture and the Arts (interdisciplinary)
Media, Culture and the Arts Concentrations
Media and Film Studies
Minors available to Media, Culture and the Arts majors
Art Department Highlights
At King’s, we chart a more promising path for our culture from the heart of downtown Manhattan. Surrounded by the constant creative encounters of New York City — from established museums to underground art — students are continually in a fascinating cultural whirlwind.
When pursuing the Media, Culture and the Arts degree in New York City, students are provided with a Core Curriculum that helps them to hone their communication skills, and allows them to better analyze and understand complex societal themes and ideas. In addition to the MCA major’s requirements in humanities and media theory, students choose five theoretical or skills-based electives that help prepare them for their chosen career field. Present course offerings include media, film, theater, the visual arts, music, literature, journalism, criticism, and creative writing.
Students who seek advanced skills acquisition classes like those offered by a conservatory or arts school may request permission to take electives at other institutions. The capstone course, Senior Project, allows students to pursue a thesis, project, or portfolio that prepares them for their intended career—and gives them a tangible product to show prospective employers.
MCA faculty include scholars, journalists, creative writers, artists, animation experts, and cultural critics. From the classroom to the front page, our faculty are actively engaging in shaping and curating culture.