Alumni

Hannah Fidell

writer, director, producer

Multi-hyphenate filmmaker – writer, director and producer named by Filmmaker magazine as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent ...

Maya Mumma

editor

Primetime Emmy winning editor of Academy and Emmy award winning movies, Netflix original series and documentaries such as 7.5 hour ...
Akram Zaatari

Akram Zaatari

filmmaker, photographer, artist and curator

Akram Zaatari is a filmmaker, photographer, archival artist and curator. He co-founded the Arab Image Foundation with photographers Fouad Elkoury, ...

Sue Murray

Associate Professor, NYU, Media, Culture and Communication

Susan Murray is the author of Bright Signals: A History of Color Television, (Duke University Press, 2018), which was supported ...

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Artists in Residence

Sean Baker

Filmmaker

Laurie Anderson

Composer, Artist, Filmmaker

John Waters

Filmmaker

D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus

Documentary filmmakers

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Our Faculty

Our faculty brings real-world experience on the cutting edge of thought and creativity to the classroom, fostering a dynamic and demanding academic environment. Learn more about the faculty of The School of Media Studies.

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Student Work

SURFACE : A film from underneath

By Jun Oshima

AWOL

By Jelena Gregov and Moreno Belic

The Vermeers

By Tal S. Shamir

Threadcycle

By Alexandra de Rienzo Madero

Somos de Hueso / We are Made of Bone

By Olivia Ebertz
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Learn more about our programs

The MA in Media Studies gives students experience in creative media making, critical analysis, and entrepreneurialism. The Media Management MS offers the practical experience you need to succeed in today's media industries. The Documentary Studies Certificate program provides an opportunity to study documentary filmmaking in a small, tightly focused program. The Media Management Certificate Program provides a strong foundation of management principles and leadership skills to find work in the ever-changing global media landscape.