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The curriculum and sequence of experiences for MECA students is based on an academic and professional road map that is developed collaboratively by MECA teachers, BMCC professors, and industry professionals. It is through this intense planning process that the school ensures all students are equipped with the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in college and career.

As a result of this goal, the school emphasizes a curriculum where students experience real world learning and problem solving that is enriched by a variety of meaningful work experiences in advertising agencies and media firms across the city. These work experiences include mentoring, job shadowing, special seminars, internships, and apprenticeships.

Depending on their individual needs and interests, graduates will be prepared for immediate professional employment in media and advertising or will be supported in transferring to four-year colleges to continue their education.

Depending on their individual needs and interests, graduates will be prepared for immediate professional employment in media and advertising or will be supported in transferring to four-year colleges to continue their education.
Students complete their high school requirements in year 4. Students also take Introduction to Business and Introduction to Multimedia to help them decide which BMCC degree to pursue.
In the second year, MECA students begin taking classes at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. They continue their exploration of the advertising and media industry with special seminar courses taught by industry professionals.
In their final two years, students are in long-term paid internships while completing their Associate's Degrees at BMCC.
In year 3, students split their time between the MECA high school campus, BMCC courses, and work-based learning like projects and internships.
MECA students have the option to pursue an A.S. in Multimedia Arts, an A.S. in Multimedia Programming, or an A.A. in Business Administration.