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  • Admission Events

    Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Information Session Webinar
    Thursday, October 10, 12:00 PM

    Creative Writing Chapbook Reading and Information Session
    Wednesday, October 16, 5:30 PM

    Public and Urban Policy MS Information Session Webinar
    Thursday, October 17, 1:30 PM

    International Affairs MS/MA Information Session Webinar
    Friday, October 18, 12:30 PM

    Graduate Open House
    Monday, October 23, 6:00 PM

    Media Studies and Media Management Facebook Live
    Monday, October 25, 1:30 PM

  • Contact Us

    Admission Contact
    Karl Ramos
    79 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor
    New York, NY 10003
    212.229.5150 x2330

    Program Contact
    School of Media Studies
    79 Fifth Avenue, 16th Floor
    New York, NY 10003
    Phone: 212.229.8903

  • Curriculum

    The Master of Science is awarded for successful completion of 36 credits, including a capstone course in which students work closely with a faculty advisor to complete either a master's thesis or a business plan. The coursework introduces management structures, strategies and methods, finance, networked collaboration, Internet culture, and contemporary media practices. Our extensive curriculum and limited number of required courses give students many ways to design their own paths through the program. Many students focus their studies in one or more subject areas, but you are not required to do so to earn the MS.



    NMDM 5303 Media Management and Leadership3
    NMDS 5008 Media Design3
    NMDM 5301 Media Economics3
    NMDM 5312 Media Ethics (or New Media Ethics)3

    Production Course (choose one)

    Design Principles
    Web Design
    Digital Video Production


    Core Elective Courses (choose three)

    Media Industry Perspectives: Digital Media
    Digital Strategy and Implementation
    Information Technologies
    Creative Management in the Arts
    Competitive Strategies and Brand Component
    Media, Corporate Responsibility and the Law
    Media Sales and Sales Management
    Market Research for Media Managers
    Film Distribution and New Media
    Methods and Materials: Skills
    Music Business in Media
    Intellectual Property in the Digital Age (cross-listed with Parsons) 
    Business of Social Media
    The Producer's Craft
    WNSR Radio Lab
    Methods and Materials: Skills
    Social Media: Design and Management
    Social Media: Content, Communication, and Culture
    Relevant Internship 

    Media Studies electives (any three courses from the MA in Media Studies course list)9
    NMDM 5940 Media Management Capstone3

    Capstone Project

    In the final capstone project class, students synthesize the principles they have learned during their coursework to explore in depth a sector of media that is of particular interest to them.

    Course Waivers

    Students who have significant experience in Research Methods or Media Design may apply to have this requirement waived by submitting a course waiver form. Approval of a requirement waiver fulfills the degree requirement but does not count towards the total number of credits required for the completion of a degree. It allows a student, in consultation with their adviser, to select another course for the same number of credits to be taken in lieu of the waived course.


    With special permission, you may take courses outside the School of Media Studies to fulfill your elective requirements. Please contact mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for information on how to get approval to take elective courses in other colleges. 

    Graduate Minors

    You can also use your elective courses to complete one of the university’s graduate minors, which provide a structured, accessible way to complement your primary course of study with with fresh ways of thinking. Your graduate minor is officially recorded on your transcript.

    STEM-Eligibility for International Applicants

    This program is STEM-designated. After graduating, eligible F-1 students in this program can apply for an additional 24 months of Optional Practical Training at the end of their Post-Completion OPT.

    Online Learning

    Our online program of study allows you to complete some or all of all the requirements for the MS in Media Management from anywhere in the world. Online-only students are integrated into the Media Management community through a Web version of our New Student Orientation, online access to program advisors, and participation in the required Media Management and Leadership, Media Economics and Media Ethics courses. Students can choose from a variety of online elective courses, and will be able to develop their final capstone project online as well. 

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application


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.


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