Academic Advising | The New School Media Studies

Academic Advising

  • Advising is an important part of the student experience in any graduate program. The School of Media Studies offers many forms of advising support to students working toward the MA or MS degree or the graduate certificate in Media Studies.

    Faculty Advisors

    All full-time Media Studies faculty members are available to serve as advisors, and you can select any one of them to fill that role for you. Various subdisciplines in the field of media studies are represented among the faculty. You will be assigned a faculty advisor to meet with you when you first enter the program, but as you progress in your course of study, we want you to be self-directed and proactive in seeking guidance from an instructor who shares your interests. Please review our faculty profiles and select a full-time faculty advisor on the basis of your own academic and professional goals. If you have questions about the process of choosing a faculty advisor, contact Alexandra Kelly, assistant director of Advising and Student Affairs.

    The faculty advisor will help you

    • Assess your academic needs
    • Formulate your goals and objectives
    • Plan your course of study and your postgraduate career path

    Use the Google Calendar system to make online appointments with advisors.

    The Advising and Student Affairs Office

    The assistant director of Advising and Student Affairs, Alexandra Kelly, and student assistants are available to talk with you at any time. Speaking with faculty advisors enables them to build a closer connection with you. Student advisors and Media Studies office staff can assist with needs such as

    • Administrative support and special requests (e.g., clarifying university and program policies and procedures)
    • Course selection
    • Degree audits
    • Navigation of the university structure
    • Program requirements

    Drop-in advising hours: Monday, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 2:00-5:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
    To make an appointment:
    Phone: 212.229.8903 x4049
    Location: 79 Fifth Avenue, 16th floor

    Use the Degreeworks feature in your MyNewSchool account to track your progress and follow either the thesis or non-thesis track before setting up an appointment with an advisor.