The Master of Arts program in Media Studies offers an interdisciplinary curriculum in media theory, design, and practice with an emphasis on the production of video, audio, and Web-based media.
Gain experience in creative media making, critical analysis and reflection, and entrepreneurialism and management - guided by a faculty that includes noted filmmakers, researchers, designers, and scholars. Designed to accommodate working students, this flexible program enables you to study full-time or part-time, onsite in New York, or online from anywhere.
Part of the School of Media Studies (SMS) at The New School, the graduate program in Media Studies reflects the university's historical commitment to progressive education, an activist orientation, and the advancement of global perspectives.
As a graduate student in Media Studies, you can pursue one or more of the following areas of specialization or work with a faculty advisor to develop your own. Seminar, production and research methods courses make up the curriculum and partner together to provide introductions to the theory and practice of media studies and inversions into focused areas of study. Though you are not required to choose a specialization to earn your degree, completing one can enhance your CV by communicating expertise to potential employers.
The New School's location in a world media capital offers you access to internships, new career paths, and diverse academic, cultural, and industry events, organizations, and people. The program regularly schedules networking opportunities with alumni and media professionals in New York City.
Media Studies graduates work in a wide range of fields, including advertising, journalism, TV and radio, online media, media research, social advocacy, and education. Many students launch new careers as filmmakers, designers, and interactive media artists. For students who seek to continue into a PhD program, the MA thesis option provides the opportunity to do original research under the direction of a full-time faculty advisor.
Earn your master's degree at your own pace and enjoy the convenience of "going to class" at any hour of the day or night. Our online program of study allows you to complete all the requirements for the MA in Media Studies from anywhere in the world. All you need is access to the Internet. In fact, most students in the program who don't choose to study only online combine online and on-site coursework.
Live the writer's life in New York City. The New School's Creative Writing MFA program allows you to join a community of diverse voices, plug into New York's publishing world, and build a network that will support you through graduation and beyond.
Creative Writing MFA students develop their craft in workshops and literature seminars led by an internationally recognized faculty with close ties to New York publishing and the city's literary scene. Courses and events are held in the evening, enabling students to work during the day while in the program.
This two-year, full-time creative writing program offers concentrations in:
If you're thinking about pursuing your master's in creative writing, find your place in a center of learning where creativity, support, and experimentation come together at The New School.
One third of the curriculum consists of Writing Workshops. Guided by an experienced writer-teacher, students work intensively on their manuscripts, with a focus on the creative acts of self-editing and revision. Workshops meet for two hours; structure and content are adapted to the student's area of concentration
Evenings with agents and editors, exclusively for MFA students, provide informal opportunities to meet publishing professionals. Courses and internships provide students with hands-on experience in publishing. In The Writing and Publishing Lab, students use new and traditional technologies to produce works that combine text and images, while also taking part in project-based internships. In Freeman's Journal Seminar, students help produce a professional journal distributed by Grove Press. Students also serve as editorial staff members and work with alumni on The New School's nationally distributed literary journal, LIT.
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The publishing and literary worlds are changing quickly. Graduates, faculty, and partners of the program are at the forefront of the reinvention of literature. Novels and poems aren't going away, but it is increasingly important for writers to be able to tell stories with images as well as words. Courses in the MFA program give students the tools to become leaders in a transformed industry.
Learn the skills you need to be a leader in a field you're passionate about. The New School's Master of Science program in Media Management offers you the tools, professional network, and practical experience you need to succeed in today's media industries. Whether you want to advance your career or build a new enterprise, our faculty of media experts will show you how.
The MS in Media Management offers you the tools, professional network, and practical experience you need to succeed in today's rapidly evolving media industries. Whether you want to advance your media career or build a new enterprise, our faculty of industry experts will give you a solid foundation in the latest concepts and practices for managing traditional and emergent media platforms.
Students in The New School’s Media Management graduate program are:
Through research, critical analysis, and internships, students learn the best practices for responsible and innovative leadership in all areas of media management.
Keeping your knowledge and skills up-to-date as markets change and technologies advance is critical to your professional success. Media Management courses prepare students with the skills and strategies needed for the rapidly evolving media industry, focusing on six core areas of specialization:
Media Management faculty members aren’t just great teachers; they are practitioners and executives at the top of their fields, from Facebook, Google, Nielsen, Condé Nast, NBC, Meredith, Universal, Pearson, and many more. These thought leaders give you unmatched access to the latest developments and key trends in media and communications.
Create a schedule that complements your lifestyle. Study full time or part time. Take media classes on campus in New York City or online from anywhere in the world. The degree can be completed entirely online. Classes on campus meet in the late afternoon and evening to accommodate working professionals.
The New School's New York City location offers unmatched opportunities to pursue professional internships at leading media firms and to build connections in the industry and among our active community of students, faculty, and alumni.
With a commitment to personal attention and a focus on your success, the Media Management master's degree offers access to academic resources and services that include on-site production facilities, scholarly and professional conferences and events, campus housing, and lifelong career services.
Alumni pursue their passions in many areas, including production, marketing, and business management for TV, film, radio, and Internet-based media; branding, advertising, and social media marketing; and media administration for commercial and nonprofit organizations.