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


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

Arun Venugopal

Reporter, Radio Host

Arun Venugopal is a reporter with WNYC and the host of the station’s Micropolis series, which examines issues of race, ...

Sue Murray

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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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

Raoul Peck


Sean Baker


Laurie Anderson

Composer, Artist, Filmmaker

John Waters


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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


By Jelena Gregov and Moreno Belic

Dodgson – Short Film

By Daniel Kellerman-Demmick

The Vermeers

By Tal S. Shamir


By Alexandra de Rienzo Madero
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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.