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  • Contact Us

    Admission Contact
    Merida Escandon Gasbarro
    72 Fifth Avenue, 1st floor
    New York, NY 10011
    [email protected]

    Program Contact
    School of Media Studies
    6 E 16th Street, 5th Floor
    New York, NY 10003
    [email protected]

  • Curriculum

    The Master of Science is awarded for successful completion of 36 credits, including a capstone course in which students work closely with a faculty advisor to complete either a master's thesis or a business plan. The coursework introduces management structures, strategies and methods, finance, networked collaboration, Internet culture, and contemporary media practices. Our extensive curriculum and limited number of required courses give students many ways to design their own paths through the program. Many students focus their studies in one or more subject areas, but you are not required to do so to earn the MS.



    NMDM 5303 Media Management and Leadership3
    NMDS 5008 Media Design3
    NMDM 5301 Media Economics3
    NMDM 5312 Media Ethics 3
    Production Course (choose one):

    Transforming Data
    Storytelling Across Media
    Producing Webisodes
    Narratives in AR/VR
    Projects in Digital Video Editing
    Media Practices: Design Principles
    Media Practices: Audio
    Media Practices: Digital Video Production
    Media Practices: Programming
    Media Practices: Web Design

    This list is a sampling of courses. They are offered frequently but not every semester; other courses are available each semester.
    Core Elective Courses (choose three):

    Adapting to New Technologies
    Big Data and the Media
    Business Strategies for Social Media
    Entrepreneurship in Media
    Film Distribution and New Media
    Finance for Media Managers
    Managing Innovation in Media
    Market Research: Media Managers
    Media Corporate Responsibility
    Media Dealmaking
    Media Futures
    Media Sales and Sales Management
    Music Business in Media
    Programmatic Media and Marketing
    Social Media: Metrics and Consumers
    Strategic Content Management
    The Producer's Craft

    Additional core elective Media Management offerings can be found here.

    Graduate-level electives (these can be Media Management core electives, production coursework, graduate minors, or part of interdisciplinary study across the university by advisement)
    NMDM 5940 Media Management Capstone3

    Capstone Project

    In the final capstone project class, students synthesize the principles they have learned during their coursework to explore in depth a sector of media that is of particular interest to them.

    Course Waivers

    Students who have significant experience in media design can apply to have this requirement waived by emailing [email protected]. Approval of a requirement waiver fulfills the degree requirement but does not count toward the number of credits required for the completion of a degree. It allows a student, in consultation with their advisor, to select another course for the same number of credits to be taken in lieu of the waived course.


    With special permission, you may take courses outside the School of Media Studies to fulfill your elective requirements. Please contact [email protected] for information on how to get approval to take elective courses in other colleges. 

    Graduate Minors

    You can also use your elective courses to complete one of the university’s graduate minors, which provide a structured, accessible way to complement your primary course of study with fresh ways of thinking. Your graduate minor is officially recorded on your transcript.

    STEM Eligibility for International Applicants

    This program is STEM-designated. After graduating, eligible F-1 students in this program can apply for an additional 24 months of Optional Practical Training at the end of their Post-Completion OPT.

    Online Learning

    Our online program of study allows you to complete some or all of the requirements for the MS in Media Management from anywhere in the world. Online-only students are integrated into the Media Management community through a Web version of our New Student Orientation, online access to program advisors, and participation in the required Media Management and Leadership, Media Economics, and Media Ethics courses. Students can choose from a variety of online elective courses and will be able to develop their final capstone project online as well.

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application


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.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

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.