12 months
780 USD/credit 37440 USD/year
780 USD/credit 37440 USD/year
425 USD/credit 20400 USD/year
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The MFA Program in Integrated Media Arts (IMA) at The City University of New York offers advanced studies in nonfiction media making. 


The Integrated Media Arts Program at The City University of New York educates multi-disciplinary, socially engaged media makers in a diverse range of skills across the media landscape. Working with faculty from film, video, emerging media, and journalism backgrounds, students learn to conceptualize, create and distribute innovative, politically and socially engaged expression using contemporary media technologies.

The IMA Program offers a 48-credit course of study, combining analytical seminars, interdisciplinary research, and creative workshops in writing, visual communication, and media production, and culminating in an advanced thesis project and paper. IMA students can also engage in collaborative production labs, intensive tech workshops, a teaching mentorship program, and outside creative residencies. 

IMA students will learn to:

  • Cultivate an understanding of historical and contemporary practices in Documentary and Emerging Media
  • Display an ability to closely analyze media using critical concepts and theoretical frameworks
  • Demonstrate a proficiency with the tools and techniques of contemporary media production and apply them to a diverse range of projects
  • Produce original work that carefully calibrates form and content across a variety of media platforms and communicates effectively with an intended audience
  • Thoughtfully critique creative work and constructively evaluate feedback
  • Develop an artistic practice and professional media skill set

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 3D Animation and Modeling
  • Advanced Studio
  • Developing and Producing Non-Fiction Media
  • Culture Jamming of the 2020s
  • Digital Resistance
  • Emerging Media I

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed Graduate Online Application
  • Application Fee $75
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation are only acceptable when submitted electronically directly from the recommender to the online application
  • TOEFL test scores (if applicable)
  • Your Personal Statement
  • Transcripts
  • Project Summary
  • Online Portfolio

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 780 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    37440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 780 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    20400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 425 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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