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Culture and Media, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #561 (QS) New York City, NY, United States
The Culture and Media program of The New School engages in the active analysis of the cultural, political, and individual worlds that are formed through media technologies and practices.

Overview

The Culture and Media program of The New School analyzes media as it relates to and impacts diverse dimensions of culture, including politics, economics, business, education, art, and entertainment. Gain the critical research and production tools you need to understand historical and contemporary media landscapes and cultural narratives.

Culture and Media students and faculty are committed to understanding and decoding the ways in which a diverse array of media influence our daily lives as well as the impact that we, both as individuals and collectively, can have on the cultural and political climates that surround us. 

Career Paths

The rapidly changing global communications environment calls for professionals trained to analyze and create media arts and studies. A degree in Culture and Media Studies can lead to a successful career in film, television, print and web-based media, and other forms of entertainment. Potential professional roles include production, screenwriting, curatorship, cultural programming, content creation, design, public relations, marketing, journalism, as well as film, arts, and cultural criticism. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • Introduction to Screen Studies
  • Male Melancholia: Crisis Masculinity
  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Producers on Producing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

  • All applicants are required to apply online using the Common Application
  • Additional Supporting Documents
  • Application Fees
  • Official Transcripts
  • Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • The New School does not require submission of SAT, SAT Subject Tests or ACT scores for applications to be considered complete
  • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, and Duolingo test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24380 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24380 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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