Only specific courses satisfy the major and minor requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully in consultation with an advisor. The minimum grade for Core courses is B. Receiving a grade lower than a B requires retaking the Core course if you want to continue with the major. A grade of D in a non-Core LCST class cannot be counted toward the major (although it can still count for overall credits). In addition, a minimum GPA of 3.0 is expected for all students intending to declare in Culture and Media. (Slightly lower GPAs can be accepted if the student receives an A in the Introductory course connected to their track, or both Introductory courses, if the student is mixing and matching between tracks.)

Requirements for the Major in Culture and Media

Students must complete the following thirteen (13) courses to fulfill the major. Of these, two (2) must be practice-based and two (2) must be at the 4000 level or higher. A senior project, once approved, can stand in lieu of one of the 4000-level courses. Students are encouraged to download the Culture and Media Program Requirement Worksheet from the College's Academic Forms and Requirements webpage to track their progress.

Two (2) Introductory Core courses
One (1) Introductory Integrative course
Choose either Option A or B below: 

Option A:

  • Three (3) electives in Cultural Studies
  • Three (3) electives in Media Studies
  • Three (3) electives Screen Studies

or Option B

  • Two (2) courses, one in two of the three tracks
  • Seven (7) courses in the remaining track. At least one of these must be at the 4000 level or higher.

All students (whether they have chosen Option A or Option B) must complete one (1) Senior Capstone—one of the following three:

  • Senior Work
  • Senior Seminar (Screen track only)
  • A second 4000-level Culture and Media course or a New School graduate-level course in a related field

Requirements for the Minor in Culture and Media

Undergraduate students from any college in the university can select a minor from Lang’s offerings. Similarly, Lang students who are not majoring in Liberal Arts can select a minor from those offered within other schools, provided they meet the prerequisites and related requirements. The minor in Culture and Media requires completion of the following five (5) courses:

Two (2) Introductory Core courses
Three (3) additional LCST Culture and Media courses, at least two (2) at the 3000 level or higher

Self-Designed Major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts)

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts cannot elect Culture and Media as a minor; however, they can pursue deeper study of this subject through the self-designed major. To explore this option, contact an academic advisor or read more about the self-designed major at Lang.