School of Media Studies | The New School for Public Engagement

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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

    • Film Studies and Digital Cinema Production
    • Documentary Studies
    • Media Analytics
    • Media Archaeology
    • Media Design
    • Media History, Criticism, Philosophy
    • Media Management
    • Participatory Learning and Digital Media
    • Public Interactives
    • Screenwriting
    • Sound Studies
    • Transmedia and Digital Storytelling

    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 programs to take your next step:

  • Featured Event

    The School of Media Studies Spring Student Showcases

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    The School of Media Studies welcomes you to join us for our spring student showcase events. 

    April 29-May 3: 20th Annual Mixed Messages Graduate Media Showcase

    May 5: 7th Annual Media Studies Script Reading Event

    May 13: 37th Annual Fine Cuts Invitational Film Show 

    May 24-26: 10th Annual Truth Be Told Documentary Film Festival 

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