The Manhattan Early College School for Advertising (MECA) is a partnership between BMCC, the NYC Department of Education, The City University of New York and industry partners from the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s).
MECA students begin taking college courses with BMCC professors in the 10th grade, and over a six-year period, earn a high school Regents Diploma and associate degree, free of charge, from BMCC.
They engage in a project-based curriculum that blends art, technology and creative problem solving, and benefit from insights shared by advertising and media professionals who view their presentations, and mentor them in special projects. They also benefit from small class size, job shadowing, and working with BMCC students who tutor them in math and other areas.
MECA students have the option to stay at MECA for up to six years and graduates are ready to enter a wide range of careers and are strong candidates for four-year colleges.