After winning the Best Documentary Film Award and the Albert Maysles Award for best new documentary director at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival and numerous other accolades, “Ascension,” the documentary feature directed and produced MA Media Studies alum Jessica Kingdon has been nominated for the … Read More »
Moviemaker Magazine: Filmmaking is just one aspect of a larger industry — the mass media — and this 100-year-old university located in the heart of the media capital of the world offers a master’s program that will immerse students in studying the various mediums that … Read More »
Mixed Messages is an annual exhibition showcasing outstanding creative work by graduate students in the School of Media Studies. Selected by a panel of distinguished jurors, projects include installations, interactive experiences, Web-based projects, and works on paper. https://www.smsmixedmessages.com/
Sam Pollard, the School of Media Studies’ 2021 Spring Hirshon Artist-in-Residence, will host a public event featuring his work, engage in a discussion with Michelle Materre, Director of the Media Management Program & Associate Professor of Media Studies and Film, and engage with the online … Read More »
SMS Alum IGOR MYAKOTIN, Doc Studies ‘16, co-produced “Welcome to Chechnya” which played Sundance 2020, US Documentary Competition, Special Jury Award for Editing; Berlin International Film Festival, Audience Award, and was shortlisted for two Oscars: Documentary Feature and Visual Effects (a first ever for a … Read More »
DISCLOSURE is an unprecedented, eye-opening look at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender. Leading trans thinkers and creatives, including Laverne Cox, Lilly Wachowski, Yance Ford, Mj Rodriguez, Jamie Clayton, and Chaz Bono, share … Read More »
She’s not lip-synching, break dancing, or completing the #UmbrellaChallenge. She’s not Loren Gray, Addison Easterling, or Charli D’Amelio. But Vanessa Pappas is TikTok’s secret weapon, and, as the social media company’s U.S. general manager, she’s leading the unequivocally popular—and controversial—app into a future unknown. https://www.marieclaire.com/career-advice/a33485889/tiktok-vanessa-pappas-interview/ … Read More »
The School of Media Studies Documentary Studies program will be featured at this year’s (Online) DOC NYC, with four films by the last year’s graduate filmmakers in the ‘University Showcase‘. Kudos to our outstanding students Amrit Cheng, Maliyamungu Muhande, Claire Haughey and Lillian Xuege Li whose … Read More »
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) announces the appointment of Terry Skoda as Interim Director, effective immediately, and the election of two new members to its Board of Trustees—art collector and entrepreneur Lorin Gu and art enthusiast and philanthropist Alexander Mason Hankin. Since joining … Read More »
School of Media Studies 2020 Documentary graduates’ thesis films have been awarded a National Board of Review student awards: Parklife by Xuege Lillian Li, and Nine Days a Week by Maliymungu Muhande.
Ponvishal Chidambaranathan, Media Management ’20, created and produced an interactive VR film “Dreams of Color” that won an award at the 7th edition of the AT&T Film Awards. His film explores the different degrees of self-introspection of the current international students’ revised American dream.
The Hirshon Residency was conducted online because of the Covid 19 pandemic. One of the most distinctive voices of the independent film movement of the last 20+ years, Mary Harron made her debut as a feature-film writer / director in 1996 with I Shot Andy … Read More »
https://www.unprecedentedmedia.com/ Since the global pandemic hit, many have called these times “unprecedented.” Perhaps it is not so much our time that is unprecedented as the need for media forms to arise in response to ongoing crises. From all over the globe, with only the resources they have on hand, in solitude … Read More »
FINE CUTS 2020 , the 41st Annual New School Film Show, a showcase of juried student films, launches online during the Coronavirus Pandemic:
After premiering at the prestigious International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA), Media Studies alum Marija Stojnic will screen her award-winning feature documentary Speak So I can Hear You at the Museum of Modern Art’s Documentary Fortnight on February 13 at 6:30 pm and 16 … Read More »
Four films by last year’s graduate filmmakers are featured in the ‘University Showcase‘ DOC NYC Festival’s presentation on Friday, Nov 8th, 12:15pm at Cinepolis Chelsea.
Microsoft’s president Brad Smith in conversation with Trevor Noah, bestselling author, world-famous standup comedian, and host of the Daily Show, discussing Tools and Weapons and how the world should navigate the vast potential and existential risks of our digital world; co-sponsored by Strand Books and the … Read More »
“In this poetic, experimental rumination on Audre Lorde’s work, a chorus of current and former breast cancer patients read aloud and react to the poet’s words. Their responses and the stories they share are candid, cathartic messages about what it means to be a woman … Read More »
Help us congratulate our 2018-2019 Graduate student award winners. Our faculty and program directors have selected an amazing group of graduates to represent the department. The awards are for Student Speakers, Distinguished Thesis (MA), Outstanding Capstone (MS), and Student Service – which is given to … Read More »
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.