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Media, Culture & The Arts

Media, Culture & The Arts

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media, Culture & the Arts

King’s 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. We prepare students to have a strong, lasting influence on strategic institutions throughout their careers.

BEAUTY IS SUBJECTIVE. CULTURAL CHANGE ISN’T.

The King’s College’s Media, Culture, and the Arts major engages students by introducing them to the principles of cultural interpretation, the history of artistic and cultural movements, and the driving ideologies of civilization while exploring and challenging notions embedded in postmodernity. At King's, we believe that a well-ordered society loves God and neighbor above all else, and that our culture-making springs from this love. Consequently, while some would say that religion is merely a byproduct of culture, we at King’s believe the opposite is true: what a society loves and worships dictates what it creates.

Our courses rest on a theological foundation of Christian anthropology that studies culture within meaningful cycles of creation, fall, and redemption. Cultural production—books, technology, music, plays, institutions, media, the visual arts, and more—shape our shared imagination and direct our future. 

Many Christians separated from places like New York, particularly in the last century; others embraced a stringent secularism and compromised their faith. At King’s, we are called, both individually and corporately, to embody redemptive transformation. Created in the image of God, we cultivate, create, and restore culture in every city.

curriculum

BUILDING A STRONG FOUNDATION FOR CULTURE-MAKING

Core Curriculum courses help students become skilled at communicating, analyzing, and understanding ideas. In addition to the MCA major’s requirements in humanities and media theory, students choose five theoretical or skills-based electives that help prepare them for their chosen career field. Present course offerings include media, film, theater, the visual arts, music, literature, journalism, criticism, and creative writing.

Students who seek advanced skills acquisition classes like those offered by a conservatory or arts school may request permission to take electives at other institutions. The capstone course, Senior Project, allows students to pursue a thesis, project, or portfolio that prepares them for their intended career—and gives them a tangible product to show prospective employers.  

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faculty

MCA faculty include scholars, journalists, creative writers, artists, animation experts, and cultural critics. From the classroom to the front page, our faculty are actively engaging in shaping and curating culture.

    careers

    WORK FROM THE ULTIMATE CREATIVE CLASSROOM

    At King’s, we chart a more promising path for our culture from the heart of downtown Manhattan. Surrounded by the constant creative encounters of New York City — from established museums to underground art — students are continually in a fascinating cultural whirlwind.

    New York City is the ultimate creative classroom. It prepares our graduates for meaningful careers as creators, critics, influencers, and gatekeepers who influence and develop a society that embodies truth and beauty for everyone. 

    real-world success

    79% of King's Graduates complete an internship as an undergraduate.

    popular internships

    The Washington Times
    CBS News
    Crown Publishing Group
    New York Musical Theater Festival
    Penguin Group (USA)
    Focus Features

    what employers are saying:

    "I was highly impressed with the caliber of professionalism and overall work performance shown by the intern I hired from The King’s College.  In fact, as one who has worked in the publishing industry for over 18 years, my intern so exceeded my expectations with his writing capabilities that my company ended up hiring him fulltime."

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    Politics, Philosophy, and Economics

    Inspired by Oxford, our PPE program is distinctly King's.

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