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.
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.
The program is tailored to practicing designers seeking to enhance their digital skills and leadership potential as well as professionals with relevant design experience who want to enter the field. It encompasses the full product development cycle in communication design — from idea conception to prototyping to feedback-based refinements — and familiarizes you with business strategy.
In this one-year, 30-credit curriculum, you develop creative problem-solving strategies to relay and translate messages, information, and ideas. Your full-time course of study is built on four components: instruction in advanced core design competencies, practices and methods courses, external partnerships, and the core studio sequence. Parsons faculty — skilled at bringing together design thinking, aesthetics, and technology—guide you to explore innovative composition and visualization methods, interaction design, typography, and industry best practices.
Graduates pursue careers in Interaction Design, User Experience (UX) Design, Digital Product Design, and Product Management.
Financial Aid Deadline
All applicants selected for admission into our program are considered for a merit scholarship award that is determined by the strength of their application. Scholarship award notification is communicated at the same time as the admission decision. If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, we encourage you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be found on the Web at http://www.fafsa.gov. The FAFSA is available each year on October 1. You do not need to wait for an admission decision to apply for federal aid; we recommend submitting by our FAFSA priority deadline of February 1 for fall applicants. (The New School’s federal school code is 002780.)
The specialized course of study provides coding experience and engages the iterative process and a range of collaboration and teamwork strategies. You work from design conception and pitching through post-launch critical analyses of user experience (UX) and interaction (UI). The New York City location enables you to take advantage of the city’s diverse technology and design resources while learning alongside like-minded designers in the Parsons community. You can supplement core courses with a related university-sponsored public program and an elective offered at Parsons or another school or college of The New School, such as a class in psychology, marketing, data visualization, or another field. This program is offered by Parsons' School of Art, Media, and Technology (AMT). You can learn about the AMT community and explore the blog to see what students, faculty, and alumni are doing in NYC and around the world.
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Advance your career with our online Digital Content Management graduate certificate. You’ll learn what it takes to successfully create, analyze, and manage content for companies of any scale, from small startups to established corporations. Our 16-credit certificate program is designed to help professionals looking to learn new skills to stay competitive in content creation and strategy in today’s market.
Your newly acquired understanding of effective content creation and management will help you boost the discoverability of your content across platforms. By learning how to measure content’s impact in different types of organizations, you will be able to develop and modify your stories so that they resonate with the specific audiences you serve.
Throughout your course of study, you will acquire the skill sets and strategic insights needed to:
Our certificate program is designed for working professionals who are eager to gain critical, in-demand content management skills. Upon completion of the certificate, students have the option to apply to continue their studies beyond the certificate, earning the Master of Arts in Publishing and Writing. Earned credit from the certificate program will be applied toward the master’s program.
Learn more about the Digital Content Management curriculum.