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Media, Culture, and the Arts

Understand how cultural production can shape and restore society’s shared imagination.

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MCA at King’s

Through the Media, Culture, and the Arts degree at The King’s College in New York City, students explore the history of artistic and cultural movements, the driving ideologies of civilizations, and the principles of cultural interpretation. Our courses rest upon the conviction that culture-making springs from what a society loves and worships. We believe that cultural production—books, technology, music, plays, institutions, media, the visual arts, and more—shapes our shared imagination and directs our future. At King’s, we are called to cultivate, create, and restore culture in every city.

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Curriculum

The MCA major combines media studies with humanities courses on cultural history and interpretation. Students hone their crafts through electives in media, film, theater, visual arts, music, literature, journalism, criticism, creative writing, art history, musical theater, and museum studies.

Students can also choose to concentrate in one creative discipline.

Courses & Concentrations
Areas of Study

Minors

Minors add specialty in an additional discipline, which can communicate expertise to graduate schools or prospective employers.

Business Management

The business management minor equips students from any major with a range of essential management skills, including managerial decision-making, project management, organizational design, and marketing.

Economics

The Economics minor builds upon the economic training all students receive as part of the Core, preparing students for a career in business, data management, government, non-profit, and public policy.

Finance

The finance minor equips students to understand financial modeling, investments, and how financial markets function.

History

The History minor provides students with an interdisciplinary introduction to the key questions and methods in understanding what events, peoples, and ideas brought humans to the contemporary world.

International Affairs

The International Affairs minor provides students with an interdisciplinary introduction to the key questions, ideas, and institutions that animate contemporary relations among peoples and states.

International Business

The International Business minor provides students with a broad-based understanding of key issues in international commerce, politics, and economic development, and offers students the chance to explore opportunities in the global marketplace.

Literature

Students who minor in Literature will encounter a broad range of imaginative works, including the epics of ancient Greece and Rome, the history of poetry in the English language, the plays of Shakespeare, and a sampling of classics from Europe and America.

Museum Studies

In the Museum Studies minor and concentration, students will learn museum management and museology, as well as how museums communicate historical narratives outside of a traditional academic setting. This minor will prepare students to work in nonprofit arts management, educational programming, archival library work, or any number of related fields.

Philosophy

The philosophy minor surveys the central ideas of the major philosophers, such as Plato and Aristotle; Augustine, Anselm, and Aquinas; and Descartes and Locke, preparing students to read carefully, critically consider the implications of ideas, and make fine distinctions.

Politics

The Politics minor incorporates courses in political philosophy, American political history, constitutional law, comparative government, and international relations to prepare students for graduate study in politics or for a career in public service or international affairs.

Pre-Law

The pre-law minor prepares students to read and evaluate complex legal materials through courses in constitutional law, literature, legal issues, and financial accounting.

Technology, Innovation, and Design

The minor in Technology, Innovation and Design provides students the opportunity to explore various facets of technology and its influence in contemporary culture while also pursuing some basic, highly-sought-after design and technology skills.

Theology

The theology minor builds upon the biblical and theological training that all students receive as part of the Core to equip graduates to bring the light of Christ into their careers and communities in ways appropriate to their callings.

Faculty Profile

Faculty Profile

MCA faculty of The King’s College include scholars, journalists, creative writers, and artists who actively engage in shaping and curating culture.

Alumnus Derek Reed Seth Alumnus Jerron Harman
Alumnus Derek Reed Alumnus Jerron Harman

Careers

Actor

Editor

Journalist

News Assistant

Museum Curator

Reporter

Technical Producer

Theater Producer

TV Producer

Video Journalist

Writer

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