The King’s College’s Media, Culture and the Arts major prepares students to become the creators, mediators, and gatekeepers of culture through studying what drives culture, the arts, and media, as well as developing writing and public speaking skills—all from the world’s artistic epicenter: New York City.
Our courses join classical, modern and postmodern theories with Christian concepts of creation, fall, and redemption, so that students graduate knowing where we are, how we got here, and how to thoughtfully and skillfully create and cultivate the world around them.
MEDIA, CULTURE & THE ARTS COURSE LIST
- PRINCIPLES OF CULTURAL INTERPRETATION
- ARTS AND IDEAS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
- ARTS AND IDEAS OF THE MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN WORLD
- ARTS AND IDEAS OF THE MODERN WORLD
- THE POST-MODERN WORLD
- THE ENTERPRISE OF MASS COMMUNICATION
- MEDIA, CULTURE AND SOCIETY
- SENIOR PROJECT
Beginning with the fall of 2015, the MCA program is offering five areas of concentration within which students may choose to focus their five required MCA electives: Creative Writing, Cultural Criticism, Journalism, Media and Film Studies, and Theater.
Students selecting the Creative Writing concentration are required to take courses in the History of Narrative and Literary Techniques. The remaining three classes are chosen from course offerings that include workshops in Fiction and Poetry Writing, Screenplay and Dramatic Writing as well as Creative and Narrative Nonfiction Writing.
Students selecting the Cultural Criticism concentration are required to take courses in Introduction to Journalism and Narrative Nonfiction Writing. The remaining three classes are chosen from course offerings that include art history, film, theater, literature, or other discipline-specific classes as determined by the MCA chair in consultation with the registrar’s office and appropriate faculty.
Students selecting the Journalism concentration are required to take courses in Introduction to Journalism, Persuasive Writing and Speaking, as well as either an internship or Practicum work in a journalism-based organization or publication. The remaining classes are chosen from course offerings that include advanced coursework focusing on business, sports, or entertainment journalism as well as media-related classes such as documentary filmmaking.
Media and Film Studies
Students selecting the Media and Film Studies concentration are required to take courses in Introduction to Film, Dramatic Writing or media theory, and a production course in either documentary or digital filmmaking. The remaining classes are chosen from course offerings that include media and film studies, production, and writing.
Students selecting the theater concentration are required to take courses in Introduction to Theater and Contemporary Theater. The remaining classes are chosen from course offerings in Acting, Musical Theater, Dramatic Writing as well as Theater Practicum.