Media, Culture, and the Arts
Understand how cultural production can shape and restore society’s shared imagination.
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.
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
Minors add specialty in an additional discipline, which can communicate expertise to graduate schools or prospective employers.
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.
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.
The finance minor equips students to understand financial modeling, investments, and how financial markets function.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The pre-law minor prepares students to read and evaluate complex legal materials through courses in constitutional law, literature, legal issues, and financial accounting.
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.
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.
MCA faculty of The King’s College include scholars, journalists, creative writers, and artists who actively engage in shaping and curating culture.
Henry R. Bleattler
Daniel A. Siedell
Europa Study Abroad
In Europa, the College’s faculty-led summer study abroad program in Europe, a small cohort of King’s students join faculty for two to six week stays in the great cities of Europe.Read More
After acting in The King’s College’s production of Lee Adams and Charles Strouse’s A Pound in Your Pocket, Abbey Jasmine Rose (’17) was asked by Charles Strouse himself to reprise her performance at Feinstein’s/54 Below, a Broadway supper club.Read More
Derek Reed ’12
At Penguin Random House, Derek helps to publish influential authors like Charles Murray, David Kelley, Tom Kelley of IDEO, Arianna Huffington, Chip and Dan Heath, Greg Gutfeld, Alan Dershowitz, Pat Buchanan, and Donald Driver.
Eliza Ohman ’13
As a dancer with Clear Talent Group, Eliza has booked jobs with Saturday Night Live, America’s Got Talent, The View, Macy’s, Target, Reebok, New York Fashion Week, Radio City Music Hall, Hamilton: An American Musical, and most recently, the Original Broadway Company of the new musical King Kong.
Hope Chavez ’14
Hope began producing shows while a student at King’s, and then trained under Broadway producer Marc Routh her first year after graduating. She is a co-founder and the managing director of her own theater company, Lyra Theatre.