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  • Transmedia & Digital Storytelling (Graduate Minor)

  • Overview

    The Transmedia and Digital Storytelling graduate minor is offered through the School of Media Studies in the Schools of Public Engagement.

    The graduate minor in Transmedia and Digital Storytelling enables students to familiarize themselves with multi-platform content creation and distribution models, using online, video, audio, mobile and social media, live events, and interactive and immersive technologies. These media forms are used for story extensions and audience engagement, documentaries and social action, brand marketing and advertising, as well as new ways of creative storytelling and presentation. The minor also educates students studying in a variety of disciplines how media informs, influences, and entertains across platforms and channels.

    Curriculum

    This graduate minor requires successful completion of 9 credits via courses chosen from the chart below. The courses do not need to be taken in any particular sequence, although it is recommended that students take the Storytelling Across Media course first, if possible.

    Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework in other subject areas to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.

    *Students who have already completed two of these courses, or will do so for their program, should select other courses from this or other subject areas.
    **Permission required.

    Learning Outcomes

    A student who has completed this graduate minor should be able to demonstrate:

    • Ability to write for time-based media with emphasis on storytelling across various media platforms from existing channels (e.g. TV, streaming, online, mobile) to emerging (e.g. virtual, augmented and mixed reality)
    • Creation of narrative and documentary content, with emphasis on transmedia and cross-media narratives – for existing channels (e.g. TV, streaming, online, mobile), to emerging (e.g. virtual, augmented and mixed reality).
    • An understanding of the changing role of media in civic society.

    Faculty

    Vladan Nikolic, Associate Professor, Media Studies and Film, Dean, School of Media Studies
    Diane Mitchell, Associate Professor, Media Studies
    Jennifer Begeal, Adjunct Faculty Member
    Jonathan Thirkield, Adjunct Faculty Member

    Eligibility

    The Transmedia and Digital Storytelling graduate minor is available to graduate degree students across The New School. The minor requires an application for admission.

    Students can retroactively apply successfully completed courses toward a minor upon declaring or applying. After a student successfully completes a minor's requirements, the minor will appear on the student's academic transcript and diploma at graduation.

    For questions about this minor, please contact Robbie Powers, Director of Student Affairs at the School of Media Studies, at powersr@newschool.edu.

    How to Declare, Change, or Apply to a Minor

    Current students can declare or change a minor by logging in to my.newschool.edu, clicking on the Academics tab, and then clicking on the link to Major/Minor Declarations. Students can access the application for this minor by filling out the declaration form.

    Students in one-year programs should declare a minor by the end of their first semester of study, ideally before registration for their final term. Students in programs whose duration is longer than one year should declare a minor by the end of their first year of study.

  • Take the Next Step

    Contact your Student Success advisor to discuss how a minor will fit with your degree requirements.

    Declare or change a minor on my.newschool.edu in the Academics tab. Note that some minors require an application.

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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