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MIFA 2023 Poster

For over two decades, MIFA has enriched the North Campus through concerts, readings, movies, exhibitions, theatrical and dance performances. The festival offers unique opportunities for students to perform in front of their peers, the campus community, and their families. It highlights educational pathways in the arts available at the college and the emerging talent of our diverse students and faculty. North Campus is committed to nurturing talent, bridging cultures, and allowing creative gifts to be shared through virtual and live art experiences.  


Film Theory Cover Book

This eBook provides an accessible introduction to the key theorists, concepts, and debates that have shaped the study of moving images.

Musicals in Film Book Cover

This eBook introduces readers to movie musicals past and present, enabling them to experience the development of this uniquely American art form.

Alexander Street Press Music Database logo

This database currently provides streaming access to over 10 million recordings.  It is a comprehensive collection of high-quality streaming audio to support the teaching and research of music.

Acting in Musical Theatre Cover Book

This eBook contains fundamental skills for novice actors, practical insights for professionals, and even tips to help veteran musical performers refine their craft. 


Salvador Dali Book Cover

Salvador Dalí is best known for his unique and striking style with an extraordinary repertoire reaching out across film, painting, photography, and sculpture. 

Van Gogh Book Cover

This eBook presents the story of Vincent van Gogh's life and work.  Van Gogh has become the incarnation of the suffering, misunderstood martyr of modern art, and the emblem of the artist as an outsider.

Georgia O'Keeffe by Gerry Souter

This eBook presents the story of Georgia O'Keeffe's life and work.  Her legacy is a unique vision that translates the complexity of nature into simple shapes for us to explore and make our own discoveries. 


Beyond Bach music and everyday life in the Eighteen Century book cover

The author of this eBook takes the readers on a journey that looks at how ordinary people made music in Bach’s Germany.


LibGuide Author:  Liliana Ramirez

LibGuide Contributor:  Stephanie Garcia

Painting & Sculpture

BOTERO is a poetic documentary of one of the world's most prolific living artists, Fernando Botero. Born in Medellin, Colombia in 1932 to a poor family, Botero witnessed the death of his father at an early age and experienced a violent and tumultuous political landscape in his youth during the Colombian civil war which had a profound impact on his art and humanitarianism. Botero would go on to face struggle and tragedy before his art captured the world’s attention. Featuring unprecedented access, the film is a behind-the-scenes chronicle of the life and art of the 88-year-old master artist whom the art world has compared to Picasso.


Examining the most powerful movie images of the last decade, filmmaker MARK COUSINS updates his classic THE STORY OF FILM with A NEW GENERATION, a coda spanning from 2010 to 2021, including the ongoing pandemic. Cousins spins an epic and hopeful tale of cinematic innovation from around the globe featuring clips from Parasite and The Babadook to Black Panther and Cemerery of Splendor.


This film examines Titian and Raphael’s influence and style.  Titian was known for his radical approach to light, color, and composition while Raphael was the master of portraiture and balance.


Pablo Picasso Book Cover

This eBook presents the story of Pablo Picasso. When he was not yet eighteen, he had reached the point of his greatest rebelliousness.  He repudiated academia's anemic aesthetics along with realism's pedestrian prose and, quite naturally, joined those who called themselves modernists, the non-conformist artists and writers.

Frida Kahlo Book Cover

Behind Frida Kahlo's portraits, lies the story of both her life and work. It is precisely this combination that draws the reader in. Frida's work is a record of her life, and rarely can we learn so much about an artist from what she records inside the picture frame. Frida Kahlo truly is Mexico's gift to the history of art. 


Degas Book Cover

This eBook presents the story of Degas' paintings from his Parisian life to Naples, Rome and Florence where he copied tirelessly from the Old Masters.


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The Complete Poetry by Maya Angelou

Throughout her illustrious career in letters, Maya Angelou gifted, healed, and inspired the world with her words. Now, the beauty and spirit of those words live on in this new and complete collection of poetry that reflects and honors the writer's remarkable life.



Beethoven: The Pianist Book Cover

 This eBook presents a detailed biography of Beethoven's formative years.  It reviews the composer's early career, outlining how he was influenced by teachers, theorists and instruments.  


Hamilton Book Cover

Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country's origins for a diverse new generation.