About the School of Media Arts
Location and Dates for the School of Media Arts will be announced in early 2017. Please visit for more information. NYSSSA will be accepting applications for the School of Media Arts during the regular audition period.
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Our goal is to develop each student’s creative process. All students work on the creation of personal, meaningful, increasingly complex, artistic statements. We are interested in ideas, curiosity, discovery, critique, and the discipline of engaged creative exploration.
With extensive viewings and discussions of work, each class includes a strong foundation in the history of it’s medium. All classes teach fundamental, formal, esthetic principals. Classes also involve extensive teaching of the technical skills associated with each individual discipline.The first 2 1/2 weeks are generally spent learning foundations, history, and technical skills, and completing assigned exercises. The final week and ½ is spent developing and finishing individual final projects.
Free your imagination and be part of an inspiring adventure in the cutting-edge fields of video, filmmaking, photography, electronic sound art or computer graphic arts in the School of Media Arts. We will require your intense focus, motivation, and commitment in this program. Your reward will be exciting and challenging classes, work sessions, critiques, lectures, field trips, and presentations by visiting artists.
While the curriculum stresses creative production, it is not exclusively goal-oriented. Exploration, experimentation, and discovery are stressed. The process - an awareness of the avenues of discovery and stimulating detours - is as important as product.
Ghen Zando Dennis, a nationally known media artist, is the Artistic Director of the School. She has assembled a faculty of outstanding media artists for the program.