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MA in Media Studies


Course Description

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, interactive, and web-based media.

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.

Focused Areas of Study
At The New School, you have the option of pursuing a particular area of study such as:
- Digital Cinema Production
- Media Analytics
- Media Archeology
- Media History, Criticism, Philosophy
- Participatory Learning and Digital Media
- Public Interactives
- Sound Studies
- Transmedia and Digital Storytelling

Connected to New York City
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.

Career Paths
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.

Entry Requirements

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited American college or university, or the equivalent degree from a foreign college or university.

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