The Media Studies program is distinguished by its interdisciplinary breadth and its commitment to creating media in the service of a more just and equitable world. Guided by a faculty of practicing professionals, award winners, and industry leaders, you may choose to complete a short film, write a feature screenplay, devise a business plan for a media startup, study the history of world cinema, or analyze the role of social media in a human rights campaign. Choose a concentration in Cinema Studies, Film Production, Media Entrepreneurship, Media and Social Change, Screenwriting, or design your own.
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Media Studies graduates are prepared to begin careers as entrepreneurs, administrators, technicians, and artists in varied areas of the media industry. Career paths include camera technician (television and film), manager in a new media company, new media technology entrepreneur, independent filmmaker, film production assistant, advertising production manager, and marketing researcher. Students are also prepared to pursue graduate study in media studies or a related field, and may apply to continue their academic work at The New School through the MA in Media Studies and MS in Media Management.