Brooklyn College CUNY

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About Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College is an integral part of the civic, urban and artistic energy of New York and uses the entire city as a living classroom that broadens our students' understanding of the world around them.

For more than 80 years, the college has been attracting a wide variety of motivated students — many of them immigrants or the children of immigrants who wish to better their lives through a superb education. They come because of the college's renowned faculty of academics, professionals and artists who are among the best in their field. They know they will be learning on a campus considered one of the most beautiful in the country, with well-equipped facilities, studios, smart classrooms, and production and practice rooms — all with a highly affordable tuition.

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Brooklyn College has a student enrollment of 17,390 students — 14,115 undergraduates and 3,275 graduates who come from 150 nations and speak 105 languages.

The college offers 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the creative arts; humanities; social, behavioral and natural sciences; mathematics; education and business. Admissions criteria have become increasingly selective over the last decade, with a mean SAT score of 1134 for 2011. More than 4,000 students received bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as advanced certificates, at our last Commencement Exercises.

Academic Opportunities

Students seeking a highly challenging academic program beyond the college's rigorous overall program are invited to apply to the Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College and the specialized programs in the Honors Academy. Admission into these programs is very competitive and offers tremendous benefits, which may include opportunities to engage in academically rigorous activities throughout the city and across the globe, free tuition and laptops, stipends for travel and much more.

For undergraduate students, the college's highly regarded Core Curriculum creates a firm foundation in the liberal arts and sciences. Our strong advisement program guides them throughout their college years. Even before their first semester begins, freshmen are introduced to the First College Year, which helps them transition from high school to college through summer bridge programs and with Learning Communities that strengthen bonds between them and with the faculty. Preprofessional programs are available for students interested in engineering, law, medicine, optometry and podiatry.

Special programs for graduate students are provided as well. The Graduate Investment Program offers travel grants that support attendance at domestic and international conferences, research grants that fund supplies and materials, and workshops on topics of specific importance to graduate students — grant writing, thesis assistance and many more. Brooklyn College is also an active part of graduate-focused CUNY programs, including the New York City Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, the Bridges to the Doctorate Program and the Latin/Greek Institute.

The college encourages students to study abroad through special academic programs. Students have explored medicine in China, participated in archaeological digs in Israel and Iceland, studied political systems in Argentina, made documentary films in India, and sharpened their artistic skills in Italy and France, just to name a few. They often assist in their professors' research, engaging in cutting-edge investigations while exploring a part of the world they may not have seen on their own.

A World-class Faculty

Brooklyn College professors are award winners and recipients of national funding from institutions such as NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Education. The faculty includes Paul Moses, a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist; Ursula Oppens, a Grammy Award–nominated concert pianist and contemporary American music performer; Mac Wellman, an Obie Award–winning playwright; and Kristoff Diaz, a Tony Award–nominated playwright. Other notable faculty members include founding dean of the Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema and filmmaker Jonathan Wacks, acclaimed biographer Jeanne Theoharis, chemist Roberto Sánchez-Delgado, NIH $1.7 million grant-winner and psychologist Anthony Sclafani, internationally recognized computer theorist Rohit Parikh, esteemed audiologist Shlomo Silman, leading expert in microalgae biotechnology Juergen Polle, and political scientist and author Corey Robin.

Student Life

Student life at Brooklyn College is active, diverse and multifaceted. Our students are engaged in more than 100 student clubs and organizations spanning a broad range of cultural, ethnic, community, media, artistic, social action, religious and other special interests. More than one dozen fraternities and sororities bring Greek life to campus. Intramural sports are popular, and the college's award-winning basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball teams compete at the Division III level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Building for the Future

Brooklyn College has broken ground for a new center for the performing arts, which will provide a fitting home for its award-winning performance programs. The college is also deep into the planning stages for a new state-of-the-art science complex.

Campus Life

As a Brooklyn College student, you are part of a diverse and lively community of scholars. We are dedicated to providing a safe space in which you can explore all aspects of campus life, whether academic, athletic, cultural, political, recreational, social or spiritual.

Our students are new high school graduates just starting their college career, students with one degree already in hand and working toward their advanced degree, transfer students from other colleges, veterans, students from other states and countries, and adults returning to school. And we provide a wide variety of campus activities through which you can meet them. You can join one of our intercollegiate or intramural sports teams, or show your support as a spectator at our games; become a community volunteer or participate in student government; pledge one of our many Greek organizations; become a member of one or more of our 100 student clubs; or visit the West Quad Center for a good workout or a pickup basketball game.

One of the best ways to meet others is by moving in to the Residence Hall, which provides all the comforts of home, plus added conveniences, at affordable prices. But our commuter students — and that's most of our student body — have plenty of places to meet, too, such as our 24/7 Library Café, which includes a Starbucks; the bustling Student Center; and our lovely (and meticulously maintained) grounds.

There are also two dozen on-campus centers and institutes — hubs of learning and social activity for those who have similar interests to yours. And special events throughout the year are open to all, uniting us into one cohesive community.

We encourage you to become an active member of Brooklyn College. If you need assistance in navigating the prospects available to you, the Division of Student Affairs, in association with the Office of Academic Affairs, will assist you in selecting opportunities that will enrich your campus experience.

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M.S. in Computer Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Brooklyn

Applicants are expected to have the equivalent of at least 15 credits in computer and information science and related areas, including all of the following: knowledge of a high-level computer language (preferably C++ or Java), knowledge of assembly language and computer architecture, a course in discrete structures, a course in data structures, and a course in calculus. [+]

Matriculation requirements Applicants are expected to have the equivalent of at least 15 credits in computer and information science and related areas, including all of the following: knowledge of a high-level computer language (preferably C++ or Java), knowledge of assembly language and computer architecture, a course in discrete structures, a course in data structures, and a course in calculus. Students who do not have all of these requirements can be accepted with the condition that they complete these courses at the undergraduate level. [-]

M.S. in Information Systems

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Brooklyn

The M.S. in information systems is designed for students who elect to focus on the use of computer systems to manage business and administrative operations and issues. [+]

The M.S. in information systems is designed for students who elect to focus on the use of computer systems to manage business and administrative operations and issues. The program provides preparation for a wide variety of positions within the constantly expanding fields of information systems and technology, including computer systems software engineer, computer applications software engineer, computer systems analyst, database administrator, and network systems and data communication analyst. All of these positions appear in the ten top salaried jobs in the Bureau of Labor Statistics list of the thirty fastest growing jobs, projected through 2014. The program also prepares students for doctoral studies or research work in the field. A student whose first degree was in an area other than computer science area can take undergraduate prerequisite courses at Brooklyn College to prepare for the master's program. All graduate courses are offered in the evening, making it convenient to combine work with study. A wide variety of courses are available in such fields as information systems, artificial intelligence, networks, multimedia, database systems, algorithms and problem solving, and many others. Our faculty members have published widely in all of these fields, and many are recognized experts in their areas. Matriculation requirements Applicants are expected to have the equivalent of at least 18 credits in computer and information science and related areas, including all of the following: knowledge of a high-level computer language (preferably C++ or Java), knowledge of assembly language and computer architecture, a course in discrete structures, a course in data structures, a course in calculus, and a course in probability and statistics. Students who do not have all of these requirements can be accepted with the condition that they complete these courses at the undergraduate level. [-]

M.S. in Media Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Brooklyn

This program is a research and theory based program that emphasizes the connection between theory and practice. [+]

This program is a research and theory based program that emphasizes the connection between theory and practice. The curriculum examines the environments and impact of electronic media from social, political, cultural and economic perspectives. Students gain in-depth knowledge of the television and radio industries, emerging digital media industries, media literacy, and key critical, theoretical and research perspectives on media broadly. The program prepares students to apply their education in a variety of professional positions or to continue their education by enrolling in a doctoral program. Matriculation requirements Applicants must offer a well-rounded undergraduate record of at least a 3.0 GPA that suggests promise of success in the program. Each applicant's record is considered individually in this respect. Applicants must submit an essay about contemporary media and society, which can be an original essay written to accompany the application, or a 5 - 10 page scholarly paper that was written as an undergraduate. Alternatively, applicants may submit a scholarly paper in any subject related to their undergraduate major. Applicants must submit the Graduate Record Examination Aptitude Test score or the Miller Analogy Test Score. International applicants are required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of at least 580 on the paper-based test or 237 on the computer-based test or 92 on the internet-based test, before being considered for admission. [-]

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M.A. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Brooklyn

This program prepares the student for entry-level executive positions as generalists in the areas of personnel and human resources in organizations or for comparable-level positions in consulting firms that offer their services in these areas. [+]

This program prepares the student for entry-level executive positions as generalists in the areas of personnel and human resources in organizations or for comparable-level positions in consulting firms that offer their services in these areas. It shares a common core of five courses with other concentrations in industrial and organizational psychology, but places additional emphasis on theory and practice at the group level of organizational activity. Matriculation requirements Applicants should offer: (a) an overall GPA of 3.00 or better, (b) a minimum of 12 credits in psychology, and (c) courses both in statistics and in research methods, with a grade of B or better in both courses. [-]

M.A. in International Affairs

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Brooklyn

The political science master's program offers students a choice of three concentrations: political science, international affairs, or urban policy and administration. [+]

The political science master's program offers students a choice of three concentrations: political science, international affairs, or urban policy and administration. The political science concentration combines the theories and methodologies of political science with the opportunity to specialize in one of four fields: American politics, comparative politics, political theory, or international relations. The international affairs concentration is designed to prepare students for professional and academic careers in international affairs through programs of study tailored to their specific interests and goals. Courses range from broad overviews to seminars on specific world regions, and are combined with independent study and master's thesis courses in close collaboration with faculty members. To foster professional preparation, the program also publishes student work in the department's Political Science Journal and places students in internships as well as study and work opportunities abroad. In the urban policy and administration masters program, students develop skills in understanding politics and public policy processes in the US metropolis, including New York City. While enrolled in this program that champions the collaborative production of cutting-edge theoretical work and real-world practice, students are expected to be intellectual leaders in policy-relevant fields in urban settings: labor, race, ethnicity, and immigration, urban planning, local elections, public education, and so on. Graduates find professional opportunities in government agencies, non-profit organizations, community-based organizations, and labor unions. Alumni have also pursued careers in electoral politics. For many students, the master's degree in this program serves as a step toward a higher academic degree such as a Ph.D. and J.D. A wide range of internships are available. Matriculation requirements Admission is highly competitive; decisions are based on GPA, recommendation letters, personal statement, and relevant experience. General matriculation and admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission." Degree requirements Students choose one of the following three concentrations: Political Science, International Affairs, or Urban Policy and Administration. I. Political Science: The requirements for the concentration are: 1. Credits: Thirty credits, all from 7000-level courses. With the permission of the deputy chairperson, a maximum of 12 credits (four courses) may be transferred from graduate courses in other departments or other universities to substitute for any requirement below. 2. Distribution: Courses are grouped into four main areas of study: American government (Political Science 7200X-7570X),comparative politics (Political Science 7712X-7891X), international relations (Political Science 7600X-7691X), and political theory (Political Science 7010X-7190X, excluding 7000X and 7170X). A minimum of 9 credits must be from one of these areas, which will be the student's specialization, and a minimum of 3 credits from each of the other three areas. Note: The statistics course (Political Science 7000X) does not count for the political theory requirement. 3. Statistics/Methodology or Language: Students must either take an approved course in statistics or methodology, in political science or another graduate program, or pass a language examination in a major language approved by the deputy chairperson other than the student's native language. Three credits are given for a statistics or methodology course; no credits are given for the language examination. 4. Comprehensive Examination or Thesis: After completing a minimum of 21 credits, students must either take a comprehensive examination or write a thesis. The examination consists of two essay questions: one in the student's area of specialization and one in any other area. Students have a choice of questions in each area but must pass both to pass the examination. No credits are given for the comprehensive examination. The thesis, taken as Political Science 7910G for 3 credits, consists of a sixty-page original research project. The thesis process, beginning with a proposal submitted to the department, is described in the Thesis Guidelines on the program website, http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/pub/departments/gradpolisci/ [-]

M.F.A. in Cinema Arts

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Brooklyn

The master of fine arts in cinema arts is a three-year program that accepts students on a full-time basis only. [+]

The master of fine arts in cinema arts is a three-year program that accepts students on a full-time basis only. It offers a highly specialized education in a collaborative hands-on learning environment in six filmmaking specializations: Cinematography Directing Post-production Producing Screenwriting Digital Arts (begins in fall 2016) Students are admitted to the program in one of the above specializations. Although classes are offered across the different filmmaking specializations to provide a rounded education, once accepted into a specific specialization, students are not permitted to switch. CINEMATOGRAPHY The great Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky is credited with describing cinematography as “painting with light.” Cinematography is also about capturing movement and rhythm, and composing aesthetically pleasing sequences. Developing this level of creativity requires technical knowledge and a mastery of the craft and, most importantly, the ability to translate a screenplay into visually compelling images. As a cinematography student you will learn all aspects of the art and craft of visual storytelling. The M.F.A. culminates in the collaborative production of a 15- to 20-minute narrative film over the final two semesters. DIRECTING Directing is part art and part craft but mostly imagination. It requires organizational skills, discipline, leadership and collaboration. To be an effective director, all these pieces must cohere in service of projecting a compelling story on the screen. As a directing student you will learn all aspects of filmmaking, from directing actors to directing camera, cinematography, screenwriting and post-production. But most importantly you will develop the courage and confidence to take risks and express your personal creative vision as a filmmaker. As part of the two-semester thesis sequence, the program will culminate in the collaborative production of a 15- to 20-minute narrative film. POST-PRODUCTION It has been said that a movie is made three times: in the writing, in the shooting and in the cutting. The responsibility of the editor is to give shape and rhythm to the film, bringing the creative process to completion. As a post-production student you will learn the technical, aesthetic and collaborative process of filmmaking. Apart from picture editing, you will develop an understanding of sound design, the use of Foley, ADR and music editing. In addition, courses will cover digital media integration, workflow management and post-production supervision. The M.F.A. culminates in the collaborative production of a 15- to 20-minute narrative film over the final two semesters. PRODUCING At the top of the filmmaking hierarchy is the producer. He or she develops the screenplay and secures the finance, hires the crew, and manages physical production. In short, the producer takes a movie from script to screen. In the increasingly complex, technologically driven media environment, learning to produce for new and emerging media, in addition to cinema and television, is an essential competency for a producer. As a producing student you will graduate prepared to lead a team in a creative and collaborative manner. The M.F.A. culminates in the collaborative production of a 15- to 20-minute narrative film over the final two semesters. SCREENWRITING Screenwriting requires creativity and discipline. Effective storytelling is built on a solid understanding of the screenwriter’s craft, including story structure, plot, characterization, scene development and dialogue. But ultimately it is about ideas. Through the study of cinema history and the participation in workshops in production and post-production, screenwriting students will gain an appreciation for the broader concerns of filmmaking. Being closely associated with the M.F.A. students will afford you the opportunity to pitch scripts for production. As part of the two-semester thesis sequence, the program will culminate in the completion of two feature-length screenplays. DIGITAL ARTS Digital technologies have transformed the media and cinematic landscapes. The Digital Arts Program will be at the leading edge of those ongoing changes. With an emphasis on experimentation and imagination and a foundation in narrative structure, the program will bridge the worlds of technology-based innovation and cinematic storytelling. Courses and workshops will be taught by industry professionals culminating in the completion of a portfolio of personal and collaborative work in visual effects and CG animation. In addition to an intensive engagement in creative production, the program will provide opportunities for professional internships and networking to facilitate the transition into the industry. [-]

M.F.A. in Television Production

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Brooklyn

The M.F.A. in television production prepares students for professional media careers as writers, producers, directors, and editors. [+]

The M.F.A. in television production prepares students for professional media careers as writers, producers, directors, and editors. This production-based curriculum exposes students to many program genres including, but not limited to, documentary, drama, news, sports, art and cultural, experimental, and demonstration. Students develop content and produce and direct both single and multiple camera, live switched productions. The M. F. A. program is built on a foundation of production aesthetics, critical analysis, and media literacy. Students are taught how to create programs that inform, entertain, and instruct audiences by interpreting content through a social, political and economic perspective. Our graduates work as media professionals in broadcast, cable, and institutional production and post-production facilities. Many of our graduates continue their careers as faculty members at the college and university level. Matriculation requirements Applicants must offer a well-rounded undergraduate record of at least a 3.0 GPA that suggests promise as a creative communication professional. Each applicant's record is considered individually in this respect. Applicants must submit an essay about contemporary media and society such as an original essay written to accompany the application, or a 5 - 10 page scholarly paper that was written as an undergraduate. Alternately, applicants may submit a scholarly paper in any subject related to their undergraduate major. Applicants must also submit a biographical statement of 500 to 1000 words that indicates experience, interest, and professional objectives. This statement should provide background information about the applicant and what he/she hopes to achieve by enrolling in the MFA program. In addition the applicant must submit three letters of recommendation. Applicants are encouraged to submit examples of creative work (print or electronic) in support of their application. However, previous professional or academic media experience is not required for admission to the program. Prospective students are welcome to visit campus for a personal interview, to attend a graduate production class, and to meet students and faculty, by contacting the Deputy Chair for Graduate Studies. The department MFA admission committee may require an interview of applicants. International applicants are required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of at least 580 on the paper-based test or 237 on the computer-based test or 92 on the internet-based test, before being considered for admission. [-]

M.F.A in Performance and Interactive Media Arts

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Brooklyn

The graduate program in performance and interactive media arts (PIMA) will help you to develop into a performance artist with a reputation for innovation and creative success. [+]

The graduate program in performance and interactive media arts (PIMA) will help you to develop into a performance artist with a reputation for innovation and creative success. Our program will give you the tools to conceive and execute collaborative, multidisciplinary theatrical pieces. PIMA will teach you to explore ways to use technology in artistic collaborations with various creative disciplines. You will study with students from diverse backgrounds who may already have an established career in an art field, and who bring with them a wealth of influences and contacts. Another important component of the program is the intense mentoring you will receive from successful alumni and faculty from four departments — Art, Computer and Information Science, Television and Radio, and Theater — as well as the Conservatory of Music. Even before you graduate, you will have realized your artistic vision. A leading cutting-edge graduate program in ensemble, experimental, interdisciplinary performing arts production. Students collaboratively create performances that draw upon and hybridize theater, performance art, dance, music, puppetry, and various other experimental forms. Bringing together experienced artists from a wide range of backgrounds, this intensive two-year program teaches interdisciplinary collaboration as a skill in itself, and multimedia computer programming as a tool for both practical production and collaboration. Students in the program share an interest in digital media and use of technology in performance, and multimedia work is encouraged and supported. Following an initial term of intensive collaborative creation on campus, students have opportunities and are encouraged to present collaborative works in New York City venues, providing unique production opportunities. The PIMA M.F.A. program culminates in a collaborative thesis produced off-campus. [-]

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Brooklyn College

Address Bedford Avenue 2900
11210 United States
Website http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/
Phone +1 718-951-5000