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  • Experience Matters

    At The New School’s School of Media Studies, the life and work experience you bring to the classroom matters to us, and the real-world experience you’ll gain—in media making, critical analysis and reflection, entrepreneurialism, and management—matters to your future employers and collaborators. Get the contemporary media experience you need from a faculty of industry leaders who care.

    Explore More. Be More.

    Our flexible, interdisciplinary curriculum allows for highly personalized pathways of study. Join a dynamic international student body at our New York City location. We are committed to creating media in the service of a more just and humane world.

    Focus on Contemporary Issues

    Defining the field of media studies for more than three decades, the School of Media Studies encourages investigation into important contemporary topics, such as

    • Creative media production
    • Media management
    • Participatory media and social engagement
    • Media history, criticism, and philosophy
    • Emergent media futures
    • Transnational and urban media environments

    Prepare for Your Future

    Build a strong portfolio of creative media projects, critical thinking skills, and professional experiences. Take advantage of networking opportunities and professional resources available in New York City - one of the most dynamic media capitals in the world. And prepare to join the next generation of media makers, researchers, designers, and scholars creating the media cultures of the future.

    Explore our graduate programs to take your next step:

  • Featured Event

    Digital Memorials and Media Art Activism: Designing Digital Experiences for the AIDS Memorial Quilt

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    Monday, December 1, 2014, at 6:00 p.m

    Join the School of Media Studies for a discussion featuring Anne Balsamo, Dean of the School of Media Studies.

    Dean Balsamo, will present a brief history of the creation of the Quilt as the context for a demonstration of three new digital experiences​ that are designed to extend viewing of the textile Quilt.As examples of media art activism, these digital memorial applications were created to extend the reach of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and to augment the practices of cultural remembering.

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