The graduate program in performance and interactive media arts (PIMA) will help you to develop into a performance artist with a reputation for innovation and creative success. Our program will give you the tools to conceive and execute collaborative, multidisciplinary theatrical pieces. PIMA will teach you to explore ways to use technology in artistic collaborations with various creative disciplines. You will study with students from diverse backgrounds who may already have an established career in an art field, and who bring with them a wealth of influences and contacts. Another important component of the program is the intense mentoring you will receive from successful alumni and faculty from four departments — Art, Computer and Information Science, Television and Radio, and Theater — as well as the Conservatory of Music. Even before you graduate, you will have realized your artistic vision.
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 have opportunities and are encouraged 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.
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