With a world class faculty and up-to-date production facilities, Hunter College’s Department of Film & Media Studies offers two undergraduate programs of study and an MFA degree in Integrated Media Arts.
Come to the 2016 Aronson Awards Film Screening. The screening will feature Melissa Saucedo Gonzales’s Before David and Samantha Farinella’s Hunting in Wartime. The screening will be on Wednesday, November 9th at 6:30pm at Hunter College in the Lang Hall/HN424. Enter through the Hunter College 69th street entrance which is between Park and Lexington Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
Courtney Zoffness graduated from Penn with a BA cumlaude in English, where she founded and ran the "Speakeasy" open micseries at the Kelly Writers House. She went on to receive an MA infiction from Johns Hopkins University, where she was a teaching fellow,and an MFA in fiction from the University of Arizona, where she receivedthe Minnie M. Torrance Scholarship in creative writing and a UAFoundation Award. Her writing has appeared in dozens of publications,including , the international , the New York, the United-Nations-sponsored , of whichshe was managing editor. She’s also been honored by residencyscholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the VermontStudio Center. Courtney was a visiting assistant professor at AlleghenyCollege from 2009-2010, and an international faculty member at theUniversity of Freiburg in Germany in summer 2010. Currently she’s aDavenport College Teaching Fellow in creative writing at YaleUniversity.
Andy Wolk has been an acclaimed screenwriter and director in LosAngeles for many years. He received the Writer's Guild Award for starring Michelle Pfeiffer and wasnominated by the Writer's Guild for the movies and , each of which he also directed. He has writtenscreenplays for every studio, and teleplays and pilots for every networkincluding HBO's Emmy-winning . He has directed films for features, cable, and networkalong with episodes of numerous shows including and . Mr. Wolk has taught extensivelyand served as a Creative Adviser and Artistic Director for the SundanceInstitute's Screenwriting Labs. He is a graduate of the University ofPennsylvania, which awarded him a Thouron Scholarship, and he has an MFAfrom Carnegie-Mellon University.
Liz Moore studied literature and creative writing at Barnard College,where she began her first novel, The Words of Every Song (Broadway2007). She received her MFA in Fiction from Hunter College. There, shestudied with Peter Carey, Colum McCann, and Nathan Englander, and alsotaught creative writing courses to undergraduate students. Moore is therecipient of the 2009 ArtsEdge Residency through the Kelly WritersHouse. She currently teaches creative writing and composition at HolyFamily University in northeast Philadelphia, and she's at work on hersecond novel.
Susan Bee is a painter, editor, writer, and book artist who lives inNew York City. Bee has had seven solo shows at A.I.R. Gallery, NY, andhad a solo show at Accola Griefen Gallery, NY, in 2013. Bee is theco-editor with Mira Schor of . She has published 14 artists’ books includingcollaborations with Charles Bernstein, Johanna Drucker, Susan Howe,Regis Bonvicino, Jerome Rothenberg, and Jerome McGann. She won aGuggenheim Fellowship in 2014. She has also had fellowships and grantsfrom Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Arts, NationalEndowment for the Arts, and New York State Council for the Arts. She hasa BA from Barnard College and a MA in Art from Hunter College. Herwebsite is at:
Sam Apple is the author of , a finalist for the PEN AmericaAward for a first work of nonfiction, and . His work has appeared in , and , among many otherpublications. Apple received his MFA from Columbia University andteaches creative writing and entrepreneurial journalism at theUniversity of Pennsylvania.
The thesis work of 15 students receiving graduate degrees from Hunter College’s MFA program will be presented as part of Hunter College’s Fall 2011 Graduate Thesis Exhibition at the Time Square Gallery. This exhibition will include work of graduate students in Combined Media, Painting, Photography and Sculpture. The work selected represents the culmination of each student’s unique experience in Hunter College’s dynamic and demanding MFA program.
As a state school, Hunter offers a big bang for your buck. Students get all the cultural benefits of being located in central Manhattan but pay half the price of most other MFA programs in the city. Moreover, the average Hunter grad student takes only six to nine credit hours a semester, with the goal of finishing the program in under three years. This course structure allows many to hold part-time jobs for the duration of their degree program, and most students leave with little to no student debt—a rarity in today’s loan-laden education environment. (We’ve also heard rumors from certain alumni that the ample studio space is an added incentive to stretch out your time as as a student.) Hunter may offer a bargain, but its curriculum is still top-notch, and the school currently boasts faculty members such as Andrea Blum, Constance DeJong, , and .
Anna Maria Hong is the Visiting Creative Writer at Ursinus Collegeand was a Bunting Fellow in Poetry at the Radcliffe Institute forAdvanced Study in 2010–11. In 2014, she won the inaugural ClarissaDalloway Prize from the A Room of Her Own Foundation for her novella Her poetry chapbook was published by the Belladonna*Collaborative in 2013. She is the editor of ,an anthology of fiction and memoir published by William Morrow and AvonBooks. The winner of magazine’s 2013 Frederick Bock Prize and asix-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Hong has poems published andforthcoming in over 50 journals and anthologies including ,, , and Fire on Her Tongue: AnAnthology of Contemporary Women’s Poetry. Her short fiction appears injournals including , , and .Formerly a journalist covering cultural and Asian American issues, Honghas essays, interviews, and reviews published and forthcoming in , , , ,, and , where she is a ContributingEditor. Hong has received residencies from Yaddo, Djerassi, FundaciónValparaiso, and Kunstnarhuset Messen. She earned a B.A. in philosophy atYale University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University ofTexas’ Michener Center for Writers. In addition to her individualwriting, Hong has written lyrics for an ongoing collaboration with theChicago-based composer Christopher Wendell Jones on a song series called. The first installment from this collaborative serieswas performed by the Fonema Consort at the Chopin Theater in Chicago inMay of 2013; the next event is scheduled for the spring of 2017 atDePaul University.
Jamie-Lee Josselyn is the Associate Director for Recruitment at theCenter for Programs in Contemporary Writing and is a College HouseFellow at Hill House on Penn's campus. She has previously worked at theKelly Writers House as the Assistant to the Faculty Director andCoordinator of the Writers House Fellows Program. Jamie-Lee has taughtcreative nonfiction writing at St. Paul’s School’s Advanced StudiesProgram in Concord, New Hampshire, at the New England Young WritersConference, and in the Philadelphia public school system and has co-ledbook groups for Penn alumni and for prospective students in the WritersHouse Online Book Groups Program. Her writing has been published in, in thesix-word memoir anthology , andelsewhere. Jamie-Lee has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and anMFA from Bennington College where she was the nonfiction editor of.
Devaney was the program coordinator of theKelly Writers House from 2001 to 2005. Projects with the Institute ofContemporary Art include "Tales from the 215" for "Philadelphia Freedom"with Zoe Strauss and the “The Empty House" at the Edgar Allan PoeNational Historic Site for "The Big Nothing.” Other projects include"Common Ground: Eight Philadelphia Photographers in the 1960s and 1970s"at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2009). Devaney earned his MFA inCreative Writing at Brooklyn College, CUNY. He is the editor of thee-journal , which pairs poems and videos. He teaches atHaverford College