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Media Studies, B.A./B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #561 (QS) New York City, NY, United States| Online
The Media Studies program of The New School helps students gain conceptual, technical, and practical skills in media analysis, production, and management.
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During the Media Studies program of The New School students learn to think critically about the creation, distribution, and reception of historic and emergent media forms in a global context. The program is designed to prepare students for professional work in a range of media fields such as film, web, mobile, print, games, social media, marketing, and transmedia narrative.

Interdisciplinary Curriculum

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.

Career Paths

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Media Economics
  • Media Management and Leadership
  • Market Research for Media Managers
  • Media Ethics
  • Media Sales and Sales Management
  • Managing Innovation in Media

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • All applicants are required to apply online using the Common Application
  • Application fees are $50 for U.S. domestic applicants, and $75 for international applicants
  • 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
  • All applicants whose first language is not English must submit valid TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1335 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1335 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1335 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1335 USD per credit 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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