School of Visual Media and Performing Arts
Two commencements and a lively fall semester
Through the BackStory Scholarship, filmmaker Minette Nelson enables aspiring documentarians to drive impact through art.
A by-no-means-exhaustive list of alumni you should know.
Adjunct Theater Professor Donyale Werle earns a distinguished achievement award for a career focused on sustainable design, an ethos she is passing on to her students.
Harriet Sorocki Klein ’60 and her husband have spent the larger part of their lives helping people move forward in life: A new scholarship will now fulfill a cherished goal.
Art Professor Jennifer McCoy and her husband, Kevin McCoy, were there at the birth of non-fungible tokens. Since then, they have used NFTs to disrupt the art world in ways that go beyond traditional filmmaking.
Lonnie Burstein ’82, executive vice president of programming and production for Debmar-Mercury, returns to campus to mentor and give back to a new generation of students.
News highlights from across the college.
Assistant Professor Jason Moore’s childhood dream of being in his favorite movie came true when virtual reality enabled him to create a new kind of immersive film experience.
Conservatory graduate student Milad Yousufi is an Afghan refugee whose story is full of sorrow, joy, and triumph—just like his music.
As we slowly emerge from the pandemic, the Theater Department at Brooklyn College continues to bring the talent of its students to audiences in virtual performances.
An alumna and media professional turned professor found her academic path in the rise of K-pop.
Don’t call him “the RBG artist,” but Jac Lahav ’08 has a body of work, a fundraiser, and some family lore that inextricably bind him to the late Supreme Court Justice.
His lighting designs for two smash Broadway musicals make theater world’s most prestigious shortlist.
Faculty and alumni mentors, internship programs, and a new executive director at the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema are helping students to polish their soft skills for careers in a notoriously tough industry.
Often against convention, Brooklyn College’s artists of color are known for turning typical notions of Black art on its end. Today they are encouraging the next generation of artists and art lovers to forge ahead in this tradition, but with the added role of crashing the gates of a long-established institution to become stewards of the American art scene.
With a lot of patience, creativity, and a tenacity matched by that of their students, many professors made it through the spring semester. Over the summer, they upped their game and came back this fall with some new skills.
After directing a video for Grammy Award–winning artist Ciara, senior film student Annie Bercy is on a path to follow her dreams.
Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema hires Academy Award–nominated film producer Richard N. Gladstein to help lead the next generation of diverse cinematic voices.
A professor tries a multi-pronged approach to “move the conversation.”
CNN anchor Don Lemon ’96 believes it is the duty of all Americans to defend the Constitution. In a conversation with Brooklyn College President Michelle J. Anderson, Lemon talks about the media landscape and the special responsibility journalists have toward the First Amendment.
A holistic approach to media literacy.
Brooklyn College scholars not only jump into the public discourse on the issue, but prepare their students for a vastly different media landscape.
Professor Irene Sosa documented the works of feminist artist Nancy Spero over decades. Last spring, her videos were a key feature of a major retrospective.