Department: Film and Media Studies


With a world class faculty and up-to-date production facilities, Hunter College’s Department of Film & Media Studies offers a graduate MFA degree in Integrated Media Arts. This degree focuses on politically and socially engaged creative work and the social role of media and technology. Our program educates multi-disciplinary media professionals, socially aware and competent in the diverse range media skills that are being brought together in a digital media environment. 

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. Student work in the program has included single channel documentaries, interactive websites, handmade electro-mechanical devices, public exhibitions, interactive installations, transmedia narratives, live performances, and rich media for the expanding spectrum of screen based platforms. Building on a foundation of research and analysis, IMA students explore and create new ways to advance information and ideas, balancing critical thinking with aesthetics, contemporary issues with an historical perspective, theory with practice, and traditional methods with new technologies.

What can I do with my degree in Film and Media Studies/Integrated Media Arts?

Graduates work in media, communications, advertising, marketing and the entertainment industry.  Advances in technology are opening up a host of other career options for individuals with degrees in multimedia. As multimedia continues to infiltrate our culture and work its way into our everyday lives, the future may hold even more unknown opportunities.

Administration and Faculty


Ricardo Miranda (Acting)
477A North
(212) 396-6763

Department Office:

433 North
(212) 772-4949
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

MFA Program Director:

Andrew Lund
402B North
(212) 772-4556