You are among the growing number of individuals that recognize the essential role that media and all communication technology play in our lives. And more importantly, you want to do something about it.
In the School of Media Studies, you will find a diverse and comprehensive course of study that has graduated more than 2,000 students in its 30+ year history. Your experience here will be enriched by the resources offered by a unique and distinguished university. Your fellow students are a lively and diverse group, ranging from those who are well established in their careers to recent college graduates, coming from the New York metropolitan area, over 40 states, and from more than 30 other countries.
Instruction is provided by an accomplished and dedicated faculty from all walks of academic, artistic, and commercial life. As a part of The New School, the School of Media Studies reflects a commitment to a number of core values
In sum, our program is based on a solid history and focus. We aim to assist you in developing a critical understanding of the mediated culture in which we live as well as the skills to produce media messages in a variety of forms and genres.
John Dewey, educator, philosopher, and a founder of The New School wrote "there is more than a verbal tie between the words common, community, and communication. Try the experiment of communicating, with fullness and accuracy, some experience to another, especially if it be somewhat complicated, and you will find your own attitude toward your experience changing."
I am very pleased that you have joined us in our ongoing experiment in learning to make both messages and meaning in the hope that we can all become more active and dynamic world citizens.
Dean, School of Media Studies
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