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    Culture Director and Departmental Faculty Advisor
    Media Director and Departmental Faculty Advisor
    Deborah Levitt

    Screen Studies Director and Departmental Faculty Advisor 
    Genevieve Yue

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  • Engage in active analysis of the cultural, political, and individual worlds that are formed through media technologies and practices. The Culture and Media program at Lang analyzes media as it relates to and affects diverse dimensions of culture, including politics, economics, business, education, art, and entertainment. Gain the critical research and production tools you need to understand historical and contemporary media landscapes and cultural narratives.

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    Culture and Media students and faculty are committed to understanding and decoding the ways in which a diverse array of media influence our daily lives as well as the impact that we, both as individuals and collectively, can have on the cultural and political climates that surround us. 

    Through a combination of theory and practice, our students - as scholars, writers, filmmakers, artists, and designers - learn the critical thinking and making skills to actively engage in the process of world-making across three thematic areas: 

    • Cultural Studies: critical analysis of texts, identities, and representations with a focus on questions of power
    • Media Studies: theories, histories, and practices of media, including photography, film, television, video, and digital media
    • Screen Studies: the critical, analytical, and hands-on production practices of filmmaking and cinematic arts

    The New School also hosts numerous special events related to media and culture, including  screenings, talks by industry leaders, and opportunities for you to showcase your work. 

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    Connecting to New York City

    Our campus location in the heart of Greenwich Village gives you direct access to a wealth of opportunities and resources in this global center of culture and media. Media and Culture students have interned for leading media outlets including The Colbert Report, MTV, the New Yorker, Paramount, HBO, Sony Entertainment, and other media and cultural organizations.

    Career Paths

    The rapidly changing global communications environment calls for professionals trained to analyze and create media arts and studies. A degree in Culture and Media Studies can lead to a successful career in film, television, print and web-based media, and other forms of entertainment. Potential professional roles include production, screenwriting, curatorship, cultural programming, content creation, design, public relations, marketing, journalism, as well as film, arts, and cultural criticism. 

    If you are planning to pursue graduate studies in a related field, consider applying to the Bachelor's-Master's program, which enables you to earn graduate credits that will apply to both your Lang degree and a graduate degree at The New School.

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