• School of Media Studies

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    • Immerse yourself in an academic experience that uniquely integrates media theory, production, and management.
    • Create your own interdisciplinary curriculum by combining courses that meet your interests and goals.
    • Join a vibrant and creative community at one of the most international and diverse media programs in the country.
  • The School of Media Studies at The New School offers graduate degrees, certificates, and undergraduate programs that integrate the meaning, making, and management of media. Our forward-thinking, interdisciplinary, and intellectually progressive approach balances theory and practice, engaging you fully with current media scholarship as well as the latest tools of media production and management. In our flexible programs, you have the opportunity to study media theory, media business, and media technology and create your own creative projects, ranging from documentary and dramatic films to websites and other online media, installations, and multimedia projects.

  • Research & Work

    The School of Media Studies is a breeding ground for creative experimentation and innovation. From groundbreaking research to pioneering business models to award-winning cinema, our dynamic community of students, faculty, and alumni is charting new territory in contemporary media and culture.

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    • Outcomes & Success Stories

      Media Studies graduates find fulfilling careers in fields like digital media, film production, art, and communication. Our alumni include notable filmmakers, producers, media entrepreneurs, critics, scholars, and media executives. Recent alumni titles include President of The Opportunity Agenda, Emmy Award-winning Editor, Associate Professor of Communications and Media Studies, and Producer at VICE Media.

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    • Related Programs

      Related Programs

      In addition to master’s degrees and graduate certificates, the School of Media Studies offers several other programs and opportunities for students interested in media. These include noncredit certificates and courses for adults and high school students as well as an undergraduate major in the Bachelor’s Program for Adults.

      Film Production Certificate
      Screenwriting Certificate
      Social Video Pro Certificate
      Continuing Education Courses
      Summer Filmmaking Intensive for High School Students
      BA/BS in Media Studies

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      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.

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      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.