Media Arts Lab

No matter your level of experience, if you’re curious about making media, the Media Arts Lab is the place to be. With 16 editing suites, a recording studio, a soundstage, a 60-seat screening room, an animation studio, a large Center Studio, and four small studios, the Lab is home to the JBFC’s innovative, inspiring education programs. We offer a wide variety of classes during the day, after school, in the evenings, and on weekends.

“This course provided my first experience of exploring how the technical enhances the creative performance. It has given me a deeper appreciation of cinema.” —Barbara, adult student

Visit us at:
405 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570

The JBFC’s executive offices are located on the third floor.


JBFC executive offices will be closed August 8th – 12th.
JBFC executive offices are open Mon.–Thu., 9:00am–5:00pm. Fri. 900:am-12:00pm

Media Arts Lab production facilities are available to students working on class projects on a schedule that is posted at the beginning of every semester.

The building is closed on all major holidays.

Directions and Parking


The Media Arts Lab is fully accessible. Please let us know if we can help by calling 914.773.7663.


The third building in the JBFC campus, the Residence is adjacent to the Lab at 5 Grant St. Our International Fellows call this house home during their stay.

“Hearing a composer’s ideas directly from the composer himself is something that musicians cannot do often, and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with such a highly regarded composer as Lucio Gregoretti.” —Pleasantville High School student-musician

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