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.
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.
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.