Tools & Weapons: A conversation with Brad Smith and Trevor Noah

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 »

Media Studies Alum Tanya Toft Ag’s Digital Dynamics in Nordic Contemporary Art published

TANYA TOFT AG, MA Media Studies ‘11, edited the anthology Digital Dynamics in Nordic Contemporary Art, (Intellect, 2019) – the book’s US launch will be at Scandinavia House in New York City, 23 February 2019. Offering an in-depth exploration of art’s contingent evolution with technology and digital … Read More »

Faculty Member Joel Schlemowitz Publishes Book Experimental Filmmaking and the Motion Picture Camera

Faculty Member and experimental filmmaker Joel Schlemowitz’s book, Experimental Filmmaking and the Motion Picture Camera has been published by Routledge Press. The book is an introductory guide to experimental filmmaking, surveying the practical methods of experimental film production as well as the history, theory and aesthetics … Read More »

Faculty Member Christiane Paul curates Exhibition “Programmed” at The Whitney

Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018 establishes connections between works of art based on instructions, spanning over fifty years of conceptual, video, and computational art. The pieces in the exhibition are all “programmed” using instructions, sets of rules, and code, but they also address … Read More »

Faculty Member Rafael Parra Edited Documentary Screened at UN

The documentary “A Call for Peace“ edited by Faculty member Rafael Parra, was screened at the UN on December 4th. Through a series of in-depth interviews with leading global peace negotiators, Foreign Ministers and world-renowned diplomats, the documentary uncovers the importance of human respect and … Read More »

Faculty Member Filmmaker Jem Cohen Receives Sundance Grant

The Sundance Institute announced the four filmmakers and six grantees who comprise the 2018 Art of Nonfiction program. Launched in 2018, Art of Nonfiction is the Institutes’s program “working at the vanguard of inventive artistic practice in story, craft and form.” Jem Cohen. Filmmaker/photographer/multi-media artist … Read More »

Middle Eastern Circle Presents: An Evening with Akram Zaatari

October 9, 2018, 6:30 pm Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Lebanese filmmaker and photographer and Media Studies alum Akram Zaatari presents his video Her + Him (2001–12), which was recently acquired by the Guggenheim Museum, and discusses his practice. A founding member of the Arab Image … Read More »


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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.