Jessica Kingdon

Documentary Filmmaker

Jessica was named one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine and a DOC NYC 40 Under ...

Vanessa Pappas

TikTok Global, COO

Vanessa is currently Chief Operating Officer of TikTok globally. She oversees content, operations, marketing, and product teams for the video ...

Sam Feder

Film Director

Cited by Indiewire as one of the “exciting trans filmmakers shaking up Hollywood”. Sam’s films explore legacy, conflict, and futures ...

Maya Mumma


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

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The New School’s School of Media Studies provides a flexible, interdisciplinary curriculum and programs that allow for highly personalized pathways of study. Join a dynamic international student body in New York City.

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Artists in Residence

Sam Pollard


Raoul Peck


Sean Baker


Laurie Anderson

Composer, Artist, Filmmaker

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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

Unprecedented Media

By Student work created during the 2020 Covid pandemic

Documentary Practice and Emerging Media – Work created during the pandemic

By 2020 Class during Covid Pandemic

Student Film Shows

By Media Studies Students

SURFACE : A film from underneath

By Jun Oshima


By Jelena Gregov and Moreno Belic
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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.