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Student Work

  • The School of Media Studies offers a variety of venues in which students can present the results of their academic research and creative work such as short films, documentaries, Internet and social media projects, music videos, and radio programs. Having access to the resources of a large university in New York City is a key advantage. The activities listed below are sponsored by the School of Media Studies, but our students also benefit from the resources and activities of The New School as a whole.

    Showcases, Festivals, Journals, and Conferences

    Ruff Cuts

    This popular graduate student media workshop and screening series, offers New School students an opportunity to exhibit and discuss their works-in-progress. Presenting students receive constructive feedback on their film, video, and audio work. Media Studies faculty members and invited professionals attend each session and participate in a dialogue and critique with students.


    An event in which School of Media Studies students working on media or digital installations that fall outside the boundaries of film to exhibit their works and benefit from dialogue and constructive critique with faculty members and peers.

    Kinoscope is a screening series designed to foster dialogue about film as cinematic art. Kinoscope events include discussion and analysis at the end of each program. Each screening welcomes large, diverse audiences to view films by new and established filmmakers from around the world and to attend retrospectives and symposia.

    Mixed Messages

    An annual exhibition of outstanding creative work by graduate students in the School of Media Studies. Selected by a panel of distinguished jurors, projects include installations, interactive experiences, Web-based projects, and works on paper.

    Critical Themes is an annual national conference organized by graduate students in the School of Media Studies in which critical and theoretical work in media studies is presented.

    Fine Cuts

    An annual event featuring film and video works produced by students taking graduate, undergraduate, and certificate classes in the School of Media Studies. Finalists are selected by an external jury of film professionals. The screening is followed by a faculty-led Q&A session with the student media makers; an awards ceremony, including a prize for Best in Show and Audience Favorite, and a public reception for students, guests, and faculty.


    The online journal Immediacy is designed to capture the spirit of media studies at The New School. It explores the ever-expanding landscapes of media in our society and around the world and provides a venue for artistic and scholarly media projects by graduate students in the School of Media Studies. Immediacy is based on the idea that theory and practice are a unity, that we think and learn by creating as well as critiquing, by giving as well as receiving responses.

    Truth Be Told Documentary Festival

    This annual three-night event offers public screenings of short films made by students in the School of Media Studies' graduate certificate program in Documentary Media Studies.

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