MEDIA STUDIES

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2 4 5 18 26 28 28 29 30 inside back cover Media Studies and The New School Degree Requirements Courses Faculty Resources Admission Financial Information Facilities and Student Services Eight Schools/One University Campus Map

ABOUT THE NEW SCHOOL
The New School is a unique urban university in New York City’s Greenwich Village. It was founded in 1919 by a group of wellknown progressive scholars including Charles Beard, John Dewey, James Harvey Robinson, and Thorstein Veblen. They described the New School for Social Research, as it was incorporated, as a center for “discussion, instruction, and counseling for mature men and women.” They intended their school to bring higher education out of the traditional universities, with an open curriculum, minimal hierarchy, and free discussion of controversial ideas. In 1933, The New School became a degreegranting institution when it gave a home to the University in Exile, a refuge for scholars forced from Europe by the Nazis. In 1934, this distinguished intellectual community was incorporated into The New School for Social Research as the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science, offering MA and PhD degrees. In the decades since, The New School has grown into a university of eight undergraduate and graduate schools enrolling more than 9,000 students in its degree programs. It also continues to enroll thousands of students annually in noncredit continuing education programs. It offers courses online as well as in the classroom. It is home to several distinguished research and policy institutes. From the earliest period, the university was always called simply The New School. In 2005, this simpler name was made official. At the same time, the eight academic divisions were renamed to reinforce their affiliation with The New School: Parsons The New School for Design, Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, Mannes College The New School for Music, The New School for Drama, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music; the founding division is now called The New School for General Studies, and the Graduate Faculty is now again The New School for Social Research. What is unchanged is the university’s commitment to breaking down the walls of traditional academic disciplines, its close connections to the cosmopolitan cultural and professional life of New York City, and its constant willingness to reinvent itself. Superbly adapted to the postmodern world of lifelong education for all citizens, The New School holds its place in the avant-garde of American universities. For the adventurous, the creative, those interested in a vocation as well as a career, The New School is a good place to be today, just as it was in 1919.

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“We live in a world where there is more and more information and less and less meaning.” Jean Baudrillard At The New School, people learn how to make messages with meaning, producing both thoughtful work and engaged citizens. The New School has offered the Master of Arts degree in Media Studies since 1975, when Marshall McLuhan’s colleague John Culkin brought his Center for Understanding Media here. It was Media Studies the first degree of its kind. The notion of communication “media” as a subject of serious intellectual inquiry had only recently www.newschool.edu/mediastudies 70 Fifth Avenue, 12th floor New York, NY 10011 Information: 212.229.5630 nsadmissions@newschool.edu Linda dunne, Dean, The New School for General Studies Peter Haratonik, Chair, Department of Media Studies and Film dawnja Burris, Associate Chair Shannon Mattern, Director of Graduate Studies acquired legitimacy when McLuhan’s 1964 book Understanding Media caught public attention with his phrase “the medium is the message.” But The New School had been offering courses on the social impact of mass communication since the 1920s, and being a place where social theory and modern art were already intertwined, it was a natural laboratory for a graduate degree in a discipline still unheard of. The Media Studies MA program currently enrolls more than 450 graduate students from 30 states and 20 countries. Taking advantage of the natural laboratory of media industries in New York City and The New School’s tradition of interdisciplinary education, the Media Studies program has evolved into a complex and sophisticated curriculum, mingling cultural and technological history and social theory with media production and business. Students not in New York City can earn their master’s degree online—see page 3 for more information about the New School online.

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and books.edu/mediastudies . “Media Theory of Viral Marketing”. “Beirut: Media.icio. the media had been studied at The New School for almost 40 years. a whole curriculum was developed devoted to investigation of mass communication. “Sonic Heterotopias: Reimagining Public Space in the Modern City through Sound Performance”. Ernst Kris. this new discipline of media studies 2 www. When Marshall McLuhan’s dictum “the medium is the message” made headlines in the 1960s. After the war. and technological changes of the time. “A Case Study on the Effects of the Virtual Office on Interpersonal Relations”. and many have won prizes. film. which he brought to The New School in 1975. one of the many émigrés who found a haven from repression at The New School was Jean Benoit-Lévy.” Charles Morris’ course. “Meaning and Communication: Introduction to the Science of Signs. The connection of media theory and practice has been the core value of the program since its founding 30 years ago. films. “From the Screen to Stove: The Food Television Explosion”. Media studies thus endeavors to prepare students to be thoughtful and humane citizens in an increasingly mediated world and competitive contributors in a challenging media marketplace. it encourages awareness of the ethical imperatives of communication within the “global village” and sensitivity to the ways in which media theory and practice can contribute to intercultural understanding. including the Student Academy Award. the avant-garde of communication theory and practice came to The New School. In a world constantly redefined by rapidly changing technologies. Alexander Wolcott taught a course in the history of American journalism in 1936.” was an early venture in semiotics. Rosario GarciaMontero’s short narrative film “Are You Feeling Lonely.MEdiA STUdiES ANd THE NEW SCHOOL attracted a wide range of pioneering spirits—artists. expanding to encompass corporate communications as well as cultural studies. educators—eager to grasp the implications of McLuhan’s ideas and put them into practice. such as “The Power of the Press” (1928) and “Radio: Today and Tomorrow” (1940). as well as newspapers. audio. the program was predicated on a belief in the relationship between theory and practice—that no one can really understand the mass media and their implications without having some hands-on experience making media.” screened at Sundance and won the Grand Jury Award at the 37th Annual New York Expo in 2003. “The Orality of Blogging”. political. The New School was one of the first educational institutions to notice that new forms of communication were changing modern society. Through a diverse student body and inclusive curriculum. taught “The Psychology of Mass Communication. “Total Theaters and Poly-Visionaries: Parallel Experiments in Cinematic Spatiality from 1923–1967”. and video. Polling pioneers Louis Harris and Julien Woodward taught workshops on public opinion surveys. Jordan Waid’s short film “The Piece” won a 1999 Student Academy Award in the Alternative Film category. The MA in Media Studies was an innovative academic program. Today it provides state-of-the-art instruction in audio. and multimedia as well as the latest media theory.” the first college course in the United States devoted to cinema studies. Inspired by the tumultuous social. who offered the first filmmaking course here.newschool. combining serious study of media theory with practical courses in the production of photographs. Geography and Identity”. editor of Freud’s Collected Works. a documentary filmmaker.” Student production theses have been screened at national and international festivals and venues including Sundance. That partnership inspired Culkin to establish the Center for Understanding Media in 1969 and offer the first master’s degree in media studies in the United States. The New School offered a variety of courses about the media. Some recent thesis titles reveal the breadth of their ideas and creativity as well as the richness of media studies at The New School: “A New Nationalism Promoted in Turkish TV Advertisements”. filmmakers. In the 1930s. political activists. and “Delicious Clouds: Examining Folksonomies through the Social Bookmarking Site del. the program remains open to change and respectful of the integrity and potential contributions of all academic disciplines and all media formats. In 1926. magazines. video. John Culkin was the man responsible for bringing Marshall McLuhan to teach in the United States in 1968. and propaganda. public relations. although the discipline of media studies has changed in the intervening years. journalists.us. In those days. and during World War II. the Tribeca Film Festival and the Museum of Modern Art. Committed to educating media generalists. pioneering film producer/editor Terry Ramsaye wrote a history of the cinema titled A Million and One Nights and offered a course at the New School on “The Motion Picture.

PrOgrAMS Of STUdy MA iN MEdiA STUdiES The graduate program in Media Studies is a 39-credit course of study leading to the Master of Arts degree. It is not necessary to formally select the Thesis or Non-Thesis Option until later in the program. with most courses offered in the weekday evening John Waters. 24 hours a day. asks and answers questions. The academic year consists of fall and spring semesters and an intensive summer term. A sequence in digital design. To learn more.newschool. assesses progress. THE NEW SCHOOL ONLiNE The New School was a pioneer of e-learning. There are two options for earning the Master of Arts degree: the Thesis Option. During the first semester.” provides resources. and our cyberspace Charlie rose 1993 “campus” at www. offices. gives assignments. All they need is a personal computer and access to the Internet.edu/online. artist-in-residence. The instructor “lectures. whenever they choose.newschool. All learning materials are made available online. and instruction and group interaction are equivalent to the classroom experience. Degree candidates studying entirely online can choose the Thesis or Non-Thesis Option. gregory Bateson. even on the road. Hirshon film festival 2004 hours. and offers Spike Lee 1987 public and private feedback. visit the website at www. The degree may be pursued on a full-time (9 credits or more) or part-time (6 credits or fewer) basis. Literary Criticism 1937 Media Studies 3 . and the Non-Thesis Option. 16mm filmmaking 1974 ONLiNE MA PrOgrAM Students can complete all required and elective courses in theory and research via online coursework.edu/online has been completely renovated and is better than ever. Students can enter the “classroom” from their homes. dorothy H.” they find a discussion in progress. web design. Arnold Eagle. which culminates in a written master’s thesis or thesis project. students prepare with an advisor a plan of study that includes all degree requirements. or digital audio production can fulfill the production requirement. and Jonas Mekas. Advisors help students consider the options according to their academic and professional backgrounds and goals. Anthropology 1947 Kenneth Burke. Whenever students come to “class. seven days a week.

edu/mediastudies. The curriculum. All graduate credits earned with a grade of B or higher toward the Media Management or Documentary Media Studies certificate can be used to meet master’s degree requirements. Media Practices: Concepts. and a minimum of two production courses. Competitive Strategies. a student must successfully complete 39 credits and fulfill degree requirements. is designed to be completed in one year of full-time study. three credits of Methods coursework. and thematic focus areas in the program may be found at www. All transfer credit determinations are made on a case-by-case basis by a student’s academic advisor after matriculation in the program.newschool. production courses. Content areas include Industry Perspectives. including the final project. 4 www. CErTifiCATE PrOgrAMS The Master’s Program in Media Studies offers graduate certificates in Documentary Media Studies and Media Management. speak to MA/PhD advisors at your earliest opportunity after admission to the MA program. Media Management and Leadership. Media Studies: Ideas. MA dEgrEE rEqUirEMENTS Non-Thesis Option Understanding Media Studies Media Studies: Ideas Media Practices: Concepts Methods Courses Seminar Courses Production Courses Media Practices: Time-based Media Practices: Film Form Media Practices: Interactive Project-based Courses Total Credits Transfer Credits: Students admitted to the Media Studies Credits 3 3 3 3 12–21 6–15 39 program can transfer a maximum of 6 graduate credits from other institutions. Media Economics. a short documentary video. documentary Media Studies Certificate: This is an 18-credit graduate certificate program. Further information on the required courses. Students take courses that engage them with the history and theory of documentary filmmaking and contemporary debates and practices while each works on an individual project. Courses are taught by industry leaders.edu/mediastudies .MA/PHd iN MEdiA STUdiES/SOCiOLOgy The New School for Thesis Option Understanding Media Studies Media Studies: Ideas Media Practices: Concepts Methods Courses Seminar Courses Production Courses Media Practices: Time-based Media Practices: Film Form Media Practices: Interactive Thesis Proposal Supervision Thesis Tutorial Thesis Supervision Total Credits Credits 3 3 3 3 12–18 6–12 Social Research awards the PhD degree in Sociology with a Media Studies concentration.newschool. The certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete a total of 4 approved courses and write a synthesizing paper that applies the coursework to their career objectives. and Corporate Responsibility. 1 1 1 39 Media Management Certificate: The Media Management Program (MMP) is a 12-credit graduate certificate program designed to provide current and prospective media professionals with a state-of-the-art education in the principles and skills necessary to become industry leaders. To earn the Master of Arts degree. All students are required to take Understanding Media Studies. For more information about the PhD track. Information Technologies. The MA in Media Studies can be incorporated into the PhD program for qualified students. They are offered onsite and online.

and Media and Aesthetics. discussions. With limited program requirements. Students complete a variety of reflective and exploratory exercises leading incrementally toward completion of a personal comprehensive academic plan. media and international affairs. Typical areas of focus include: media theory and research.THE MEdiA STUdiES CUrriCULUM rEqUirEd COUrSES Unless otherwise specified. Students can choose to be generalists but are also invited to concentrate their coursework in areas of personal and professional interest that are supported by the curriculum. Grading is pass/fail. required colloquium for all Media Studies students in their first semester) Every week. Faculty advisors are always available to help you fine-tune your plan of study. media and the urban environment. different members of the faculty and invited guests from the wider world of media studies and practice share their work and methods. The historical and philosophical roots of the discipline are emphasized through a variety of readings. fOCUS ArEAS Understanding Media Studies (On site/Online. Students may take it either concurrently with or in the semester following Understanding Media Studies. students engage the faculty and colleagues with whom they will work throughout the master’s program. social media and social change. which serves as an essential advising document. introducing students to the many dimensions of media research and production. Media and Technology. Over the course of the semester. The course is an overview of the major schools of academic thought that have influenced the field of media studies as pertains to three central themes: Media and Power. become familiar with university and New York City resources. Media Studies: Ideas (On site/Online) This course must be completed in the first year of study. and academic writing assignments. documentary studies. and develop skills and practices needed for successful graduate study. The New School master’s program in Media Studies is characterized by its flexibility. and sound studies and acoustic environments. all courses carry 3 graduate credits. Media Studies 5 . students are encouraged to work with their faculty advisors to chart their own paths through the program while taking advantage of the myriad resources available at the university and in New York City. film form and practice. media management studies.

to satisfy an assigned design problem. Discourse Analysis. The goal is to connect media designers to their personal sources of creativity and orient them to the master’s program Media Practice curriculum.newschool. Oral History. Additional software used professionally and in subsequent media practice and project-based courses is introduced. Bob Kerrey. and New Media. Leonard Probst 1975 John Sculley 1995 6 www. it is an experiential tour of the creative tool set and the foundation course for additional media practice. students work with sound. Focus Groups. and a collaborative project using the group’s choice of medium. Carol Wilder. Concentrating on design thinking. a combination of one. This requirement may be fulfilled by taking one three-credit pre-approved methodology course. Students are advised donald Spoto. and digital postproduction and distribution techniques. the digital still image. Audience Research. lighting and the moving image. Ethnography.Media Practices: Concepts This course looks at the nature of different media forms. or by substituting an elective methodology course or combination of courses approved by the student’s advisor. Interviewing. Julian Schnabel.edu/mediastudies .and project-based courses. Media Methods All students must complete a minimum of three credits in methodology. Saturday lab sessions provide additional instruction in production equipment and software.and two-credit pre-approved methodology courses. Each student completes a series of individual projects combining media formats. Walter Cronkite. Research for Media Activism. Laurie Anderson 2005 using simple digital tools. Content Analysis. Teri McLuhan Marshall McLuhan Lecture 2002 to take these courses after they’ve defined a specific independent study/project or thesis so that the methods courses can be applied in the completion of a specific project. Chuck Close. Through a series of short projects. Sample Methods courses: Sampling. The Art of Hitchcock 1979 Alan Kay. the relationship between forms. and guidelines for deciding how best to approach a communications project.

and 3) test a set of methods for performing ethnographic research under these new conditions. shifting social and political realities. and cinematic time and space. Media Studies 7 . Grierson. Ethnography and New Media Jason Pine This course provides a set of broad theoretical observations on the current new media ecology and develops a set of ethnographic research methodologies that account for them. Students are encouraged to apply the editing concepts learned in class in their own projects. off. based on five salient features that scholars have identified: The Posthuman. discussions. Friction. We discuss the creative relationship between editor and director— how they interact to find the pace and structure of the film. and Wiseman. Each feature comprises a course unit in which we: 1) study the theoretical works that describe this feature of the new media ecology. Course work consist of hands-on research projects and experiences. informs. The Design Process Diane Mitchell What is design? What underlies a design’s “good looks”? How does design facilitate. distribution. create and involve nontraditional audiences through innovative forms of distribution and exhibition.and on-line readings (theoretical and ethnographic). selected weeks on site) Emergent media forms and technologies (podcasting. online social networks. This historical introduction to the genre begins with the earliest “actuality” films of the Lumiere brothers and ends with the latest postmodern explorations of film truth. and reception practices are shaping emerging documentary forms. 2) discuss ethnographic accounts of how it is transforming the very constitution of the self. and critiques of student work. Flaherty. The Aesthetics of Editing Rafael Parra The aesthetics of editing—the choice of images. video-blogging. This course focuses on the analysis of structure and styles of editing of both fiction and nonfiction work. continuity editing. cultural forms. as well as contemporary works. collaborative online productions) both unsettle and extend the concepts and assumptions at the heart of “documentary” as a practice and as an idea. and discussions. creates order out of chaos. Weekly screenings include classics by Vertov. and sometimes outrages millions of viewers seeking facts and insights in a complex world. this introduction to design principles and practices should help you. personalize and democratize media production. In this course. or totally original media project. and Force. Major topics include rhythm. It touches. communication. their timing and sequence—is the heart of film and video production. locative media. This is why the biggest challenge designers face is not mastering technologies but creating meaning. films. New media technologies allow documentary makers to collect and present stories in new ways. case studies. Riefenstahl. internet radio. guest lectures. we explore how emerging media technologies are shaping new documentary practices and how new production. synthesize. The course examines how changing technology. Design. Lectures and screenings of excerpts from selected films explore the strategies and techniques used by editors to connect images. cell phone audio and video. magazine. political economy. mise-en-scene. Documentary: Its Art and History Deirdre Boyle The documentary is one of the most challenging and influential forms of film and video. Ethical as well as aesthetic issues are considered. broadband video. ad campaign. and contextualize ideas into effective communication? Design. web page. the Network Society. and the personalities and talents of influential individuals have continually redefined what documentary means.MEdiA THEOry ANd rESEArCH Emerging Media and Documentary Practice Elizabeth Ellsworth (Online. montage. in the broadest sense. This combined seminar/workshop investigates the design process through experiments. We consider how digital media present documentary makers with ways to catalyze surprising. Whether you want to develop a television show. and power. art project. theoretical readings. as yet unlived forms of social relationality and cultural expression through media production practices that respond to events in-the-making. Rouch.

hegemony. and communities for virtual versions. national. 8 www. It analyzes the substantive theoretical debates on the development of the media and its impact on the emergence and transformation of modern societies. Habermas. specifically the relevant work of Gramsci. We study architecture as media—symbols and embodiments of particular ideas and values—and the impact that communication media have had on the practice of architecture and the way we experience material environments. Media and Architecture Shannon Mattern Despite the digital vanguard’s campaign to “dematerialize” our physical bodies and environments. regionalization. Many photographers who once considered themselves to be working in a documentary tradition now also conceive of themselves as working within a human rights framework. churches. we study the historical impact of photographs on social change and the many possibilities for photography in future struggles for universal human rights. and others. Lukács. important contributions to media theory made by more recent social theorists such as Foucault. and local audiences. And finally. Marshall McLuhan. Globalization and Media Sumita Chakravarty The aim of this course is to conceptualize and explore the role of media in the process of globalization. Media and Social Theory Jaeho Kang This course examines the relationship between the media and modernity. and hybridization. We also explore critical issues surrounding the ethics and politics of photographic representation and the different media (such as traditional print media versus new media) used to express human rights issues. In fact.edu/mediastudies . and the body. place and space. we review historical and contemporary movements in documentary photography. Some attention is also devoted to transnational cultural forms like Hollywood and Bollywood and how they construct new communities of meaning. who explored how the media affect the spatial and temporal organization of power. culture. We seek to clarify the ambiguities surrounding such issues of globalization as media and cultural imperialism. and Baudrillard. Through a careful framing of film theory in the historical and cultural contexts of the film and literary works studies. Students explore questions of the specificity of film narration while simultaneously developing an appreciation for the dialogue between film and literature. the design and development of our physical spaces have become even more important. homogenization. the course is also an opportunity to address the formal and textual properties of film. and the role of new media technologies. globalization.Film Adaptation Michael Gillespie This course focuses on the major theories and strategies of the adaptation of literary works for film. the class looks at a variety of films that collectively represent different kinds of literature. Rather than judging individual films in terms of their successful fidelity to the source work. It explores the key contributions of a number of social theorists to the critical understanding of mass communication. We reexamine key concepts in social theories as applied to media phenomena. we have not yet traded in corporeality for virtuality—nor have we exchanged our brick-andmortar schools. the changing relevance of time.newschool. third. This course examines the dynamic and complex relationship between media and architecture. We carefully place photography and other visual representations within the wider field of human rights documentation. and the early members of the Frankfurt School. many argue that as our media have become more virtual. We also explore and debate the impact of media coverage of international events and how these affect and constitute global. subsequent media theories developed by Harold Innis. and the public sphere: First. Bourdieu. including ideology. Human Rights and Photography Peter Lucas This course focuses specifically on the crucial role that photography plays in the global human rights movement. second. the key debates of Western Marxism over the rise of modern mass culture and consumption. In order to understand this change.

that most “nonrepresentational” of media forms. as well as with funders. Many of these institutions speak of the importance of the original work of art or primary source material in mission and vision statements regarding their interface with the public. fossils. media experiences (web. Political Communication Carol Wilder Political communication can include any media or communication exchange having to do with the allocation of power and resources. audio production. We also study the role of adult media in the lives of children and consider the role that media education or media “literacy” should play in education. sculpture. the course studies the ways in which we code and understand difference and representation in music. to sinister. digital imaging.. music at the fringes of mass mediated cultural experience: these “other musics” constitute about 80 percent of our musico-social experience. From the “chinoiserie” of romantic classicism. gender. with music that circulates through discursive networks of alterity around the axes of race. and popular culture. children have become their most important audience.” and dance forms. advertising. Media Studies 9 . and users. literature. and high/low culture. they exist within the framework of a highly competitive commercial marketplace. readership. and online resources for audiences. However. and natural history museums. documents). at other times. class. In the quest for media market share. Particular emphasis is placed on the Internet and its emergent social and educational role. from websites to gallery installations. While the course focuses on political communication in the United States. so-called serious music. blues. we look at the nature and role of political communication in political campaigns. We study alternative forms of political discourse such as theater. We take a close look at contemporary media politics. science. both forms and institutions. Other Music: Music and Difference Barry Salmon Jazz. This course examines the media. This course is concerned with expressions and cultural implications of music and difference. and direct action. online instruction. the digital formats attempt to capture aspects of more traditional media (painting. In this seminar. television. and performance venues often assert the value of the authentic. international popular and less than popular music. and even broadcast journalism. Museums as Media William Crow (Online) Cultural institutions such as art. We review current research in media and child development and carefully probe selected media products especially produced for young audiences. historical societies. international students in the class are expected to contribute a global perspective. ambient. vulgar and fake. to the “jazz” of Stravinsky and Copland. We begin by surveying the current role of media in the lives of children and review the history of media-effects research and educational policies with regard to new technology. interactive media) have become an increasingly present feature of these institutions.Media and Child Development Peter Haratonik While the media are presumed to have a social responsibility for their products. At times. globalism. social movements. and their impacts on the lives of children. original object or firsthand experience of live performance. the media presentation itself is the museum object. television commercials. within a fractured postmodern global musical culture. from transcendent and authentic. and. to the wholesale transposition of musical culture in pop. “electronica. music. music for television commercials and “background” music. This seminar examines various facets of the role of digital media in contemporary museums and cultural institutions and how these institutions function as media themselves as they serve as interpretive repositories of objects that are valued in our culture and across cultures. Individual case studies examine particular media in-depth.

9) posting and special effects. With references to case studies and discussions with guest producers. to communication the production of social relations.” etc. among others. this cohort is noteworthy for finding innovative and novel approaches to navigating the Internet and immersion in digital media. advertising. 4) budgeting. in project execution. media are not simply means of communication but have to be seen as productive forces. In fact. The second is communication. The first is work. These “digital natives.” “cognitive capital. from advertising and public relations to newspapers and other traditional forms of media and communications.” have been assigned a variety of generational titles: Gen Y. this generation’s capability to create new forms of digital media online and its information seeking behavior are causing dramatic changes in the larger media landscape. 6) staffing and gear. It is based on a fundamental assumption that collaboration works: in idea development. by its knowledge content. film. Students work in teams in a collective mapping of media industry sectors and career opportunities. 3) building a production plan. This yields a full proposal with complete production plan capable of immediate implementation.” “information society. etc. examines. Usually associated with this notion of production are concepts such as subject and object.Political Economy of Media Paolo Carpignano This course studies the relationship between two forms of mediation.” “network society. But whatever the label. This course describes.). and 10) finishing (testing. archiving. Students partner up in developing and pitching a project of their own choosing.” “economies of sign and space. The pace is fast. and the emergence of new social norms. The Producer’s Craft Kit Laybourne Producing is a high stakes game that encompasses an eclectic web of disciplines. and primarily that between work and communication. For these reasons.edu/mediastudies . 5) legal affairs and business deals. and by the communicative network it generates. an activity said to mediate between human beings and nature. and Generation Next. have been blurred by the development of new forms of production in which the distinction between work and communication is difficult to maintain. and their analysis is central to the understanding of late capitalism and of its transformation. Millennials. multitasking and allotment of attention.newschool. The course argues that these distinctions. This transformation has been called variously “postindustrialism. 2) defining resources and deliverables. 10 www. individual and social. and interactive environments. an activity that is preeminently understood as a form of social mediation. Social Media and the Millennials Bob Berkman (Online) The generation born after 1985 is the first to have grown up fully immersed in digital media and the Internet from childhood. and in amassing specific knowledge upon which success depends. and a gap in knowledge can mean a project’s failure. Work is increasingly characterized by immateriality. interiority and exteriority. the course tracks 10 steps in the realization of any large project: 1) conceptualization and pitching.” “postfordism. and social relations of communication are increasingly inseparable from the material conditions of their mediation. 7) creative management (including how to “manage up”). these two types of activity refer to two different domains of production: to work is assigned the function of fabrication of objects. This utilitarian course offers survival skills—the basic “producer chops”—required by television. marketing. According to a commonly held view. exploring key themes such as identity construction on the Internet. press. and analyzes the media use and creation habits of the Millennial generation. media usage. 8) production (studio and location).

Visual Systems Vlad Nikolic Emphasis is on visualizing the script. experimental. We examine a variety of approaches to visual storytelling through scene-based assignments and directorial exercises. with focus on optimizing virtual world platforms for learning experiences. how to create conflict.Storytelling Through Visual Analysis Michelle Materre Whether you are a writer. We examine how instruction and learning have evolved to include a more dynamic role for the student and. We analyze how essential information is conveyed. ranging from text-based forms such as Blackboard to 3D immersive worlds like Second Life. how much instruction now involves blended forms of learning across different media and disciplines. learning about VLEs from the inside. images and theme. the kinds of collaboration possible. film aesthetics. Whichever mode you choose. such as social media and virtual worlds. we connect project conceptualization. students develop and construct the style. and what makes a character credible and complex. Students collaborate with each other and with students concurrently enrolled in Social Marketing with Social Media. We investigate dramatic structures. script-breakdowns. as well as discussions about scripts and films. and sharing in these socially engaged networked spaces. having a clear understanding of story structure and dramatic principles are essential tools of the trade. but whether it turns out as you expected is another story. students are able to examine films critically and become more informed in developing their own film ideas and writing their own documentary treatments as well as screenplays. We explore the collaborative and instructional processes. tone and visual language of individual film and video projects. how a dramatic arc is built with cause and effect. and the methods adapted to accommodate teaching. Media Studies 11 . character development and scene arcs in relation to mainstream narrative conventions. in documentaries. as well as more direct. to create a multi-modal project conceptualized and developed in a virtual world while being implemented in real-world partnerships with international nonprofit organizations. By focusing on directing and screenwriting. more mainstream Hollywood films. we examine a variety of VLEs. you may have an idea of what the story could be. In this course. While analyzing and applying various directing methods and techniques to create well-constructed and stylistically coherent projects. in general. independent features and everything in between. the script gives you an in-depth perspective of a storyline. In narrative film. we examine the elements of good storytelling techniques. In this course. director or producer. finding your story involves developing good technique and storytelling principles. and through this process discover their own directorial voice. We integrate these aspects. Virtual Learning Environments Josephine Dorado (Online) How have current trends in technology. learning. dialogue. or improvisational approaches. including television and podcasting. With these tools in hand. how story elements are communicated through visual means. In documentary filmmaking. its characters. blocking and shot-coverage to the language of editing. culminating in the development of an educational project for real-world implementation. affected the processes and objectives of education? Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) are designed information and social spaces that integrate multiple technologies and pedagogical approaches.

television. Throughout the class. Corporate Responsibility. is to discuss varying views of the forces that have shaped the growth of the media and communications industry. and the entrepreneurial and managerial drive of the key individuals who have built the media companies. and the ramifications for the fourth estate. Each medium is reviewed from the perspectives of the consumer. cable television. The purpose of this course. the students should be aware of the legal framework for the media industry generally. radio. motion pictures. and government policies. This course surveys of some of the latest management and leadership theories. positive and negative. as well as the different manner in which the law treats print. and discussion is augmented by published court opinions and audiovisual materials as well as guest speakers from the media industry. Media Management and Leadership Michael Weiskopf Dramatic changes in technology and the media’s role in converging technologies require new management and leadership techniques and paradigms. availability of capital. and the Internet. Media. direct mail. the government. and on-line interactive media. magazines. These perspectives include the comparative impact of government policies. affect people and governments around the world. and the Law Lynn Oberlander This course provides an overview of media law. Its influences. 12 www. structural. book publishing.edu/mediastudies . changing technology. and organizational issues in the media world by writing original case studies and solving problems in existing case studies.MEdiA MANAgEMENT Media Industry Perspectives: Digital Media Ken Krushel Driven by the confluence of new technologies. Does the label “news” unfairly protect plainly commercial enterprises from the costs and risks that other businesses face? Media Economics Steven Hammersly This course covers the financial components of a wide range of media industry segments and describes employment opportunities in media industries. It offers a comprehensive review of the economics of newspapers. There are guest lectures by media industry executives. strategic. The course is organized into thematic sections. and the media owner. cable. including constitutional. the media have become the most influential and largest wealth-creating industry in America. as the word “perspectives” in its title suggests. increasing population and literacy. and statutory schemes.newschool. we focus on the interplay between the corporate ownership of mass media. motivational. the advertiser. It also gives students the opportunity to apply these theories to a number of different competitive. A view of the future growth of each segment is be presented and debated. By the end of the course. regulatory. broadcast. including those encouraging a new sense of social responsibility. creative ingenuity.

and postproduction (logging. compressing for distribution). students conceive real projects. Instruction in Media Practice courses frames the necessary technical training within a larger context of design and production conceptualization and research and promotes a cross-platform or comparative approach. recording). develop individual design approaches. microphones. Bill Viola 1998 Annie Howell and Vladan Nikolic Barry Salmon Media Studies 13 . editing. analysis and critique. and audio recorders and digital editing workstations with current and appropriate software for postproduction are provided for all courses. lighting. students discover how processes and tools translate between media. See the description on page 6. Instruction always includes the processes of preproduction (conception and design. and those who are already proficient in particular production formats encounter the aesthetic and communicative possibilities of others. In this curriculum. budgeting). production (directing. scheduling. These courses present media production formats as tools of communication – as means to the end of creating aural and visual messages – rather than promoting the mastery of particular equipment and software as an end in itself.MEdiA PrOdUCTiON Media practice cultivates understanding and proficiency with design and production. writing. Media Practices: Concepts This is the foundation course for all Media Practice and projectbased courses and must be taken by all students in their first year of study. that is. Cameras. shooting/image production. In-class listening/ viewing. and assigned readings provide support and context for production work. and utilize the technical tools to create them. sound mixing.

What are the fundamental structures at the basis of film? What role do these structures play in the spectator’s cognitive and affective engagement with a film? Rather than presume an answer derived from the other arts. scheduling. and mixing skills. students are immersed in aesthetic questions that challenge them to think precisely and creatively about the properties of the medium. The emphasis is on collaboration– all students must crew on each other’s productions in order to practice the cooperation necessary in filmmaking and optimize the learning experience. purely for the sake of argument. Film Form Production Studio In this course. and outputting work. Exploring video. open and closed forms of montage. capturing video and audio. delving into the technical aspects of production and post-production. 14 www.newschool. and edit a kind of television that will reflect and provoke. editing and mixing audio. adding effects. Exploring audio. Work editing short assignments (3–5 minute videos) while learning the principles of random-access digital editing: theory of nonlinear editing. This course shows you how to shape. Students learn professional production processes in both media. To break new ground on the subject. comfortable activity for intellectuals at a loss for more difficult targets on which to test their enormous critical powers.and off-screen space (actual and virtual space). Television and Ideas Deanna Kamiel Finding fault with television has become such an easy. advanced directing (including script analysis and rehearsals). shoot. and digital editing techniques. The combination of the two media provides a production context for project work and prepares students to make time-based work in advanced-level courses. students learn microphone techniques. color correction. not only exploring television’s potential for thought but even making some thoughtful television of your own as well. organizing and accessing rough footage. and audio-visual relations. narrative and experimental) students are introduced to framing and perspective. Students should expect to incur additional expenses. permits. students are encouraged to engage cinema on its own terms as a unique system of sign production.and time-image. originating on film or digital video. locations. Through close study of selected films representing a variety of styles and genres (shorts and features. they learn lighting. casting. and editing (FCP). sound (Flash). fiction and documentary. video (mini DV). releases. sound (use of professional microphones and equipment like the DAT recorder).edu/mediastudies . The sophistication and capacity of this technology has changed the entire production process. from project inception and planning through to final broadcast. recording. Projects in Digital Video Editing Students utilize computer-driven digital editing stations and current non-linear editing software (Final Cut Pro). movement. and editing (synching dailies and an editing approach). assembling and trimming sequences. Projects may range from traditional fiction narratives to experimental or other nonclassical approaches. camera movement. recording. you may enjoy. students plan and implement production of a short cinema project. film stocks). Aesthetic instruction addresses different ways in which a project may be conceived stylistically as well as how to solve particular communication issues. Media Practices: Time -based The course expands beyond the core concepts and skills of producing and editing audio and video. Projects developed for this course may be proposed as thesis projects. the Panasonic DVX 100B and Mole-Richardson and Lowel lights). creating titles. on. Topics include preproduction (budgeting. editing.film Video and Audio Media Practices: Film Form Sam Ishii Gonzales In this hybrid theory/practice course. editing sync and non-sync material. advanced camera and lighting (with professional equipment like the Arriflex SR camera. framing. Class discussion and analysis is supplemented by Saturday afternoon tech labs where students receive instruction in film (Bolex).

shock. a drawing of a wind-blown tree). Free103point9. listening sessions. Students work hands-on designing and constructing physical objects that will produce sound in unusual ways. In this course. and others. including financial and business planning. each accompanied by a paper explaining the use of semiotics for digital editing. Michael J. Projects in Media Advocacy Lydia Foerster Advocacy media is used to train. Just as a painter learns how to compose a painting using a palette of colors. and current issues confronting Web radio and media at educational institutions. MP3. as well as advanced interviewing. It solicits students from every division of The New School. including podcasts. a poem titled “The West Wind”). audience outreach and development. and apply this to a range of practices including sculpture. radio/transmission arts. poetic. documentary. etc. radio principles and techniques. classroom discussion and assigned reading. and bonus features for CDs and iTunes designed to enhance musical. experimental. installation. WNSR Radio Lab Jim Briggs This modular classroom seminar gives equal attention to Web radio production and radio station operations. consciousness and funds. The course examines the evolution of the theory and practice of audio documentary making over time. This system grows out of a fundamental division of signs into icons (example. Paul Demarinis. we consider contemporary audio work by Alvin Lucier. to create a diverse class environment with a wide array of skill sets. using various types of sensors. etc. inspire. guest speakers. In this course. recording and mixing techniques. challenging and effective way to convey complex information about people. Christina Kubisch. indexes (example. museums or other sites. Sound Objects Woody Sullender This course introduces possibilities and techniques for producing audio outside of the limitations of existing distribution media (CD audio. including insight into other cultures and the to the intimate inner worlds of individuals. Students develop the skills necessary to maintain and grow and lead an emerging online radio station. graduates and highly qualified undergraduates. Semiotics for Digital Producers Paul Ryan Semiotics is the formal study of signs (anything that represents something for somebody in some respect). including ourselves. radio. major productions and production scheduling. students interested in the potent intersection of media. STEIM. music. or other artistic works or showcase a significant ethnic.). Students design and produce several audio short documentaries of their own. students become familiar with audio documentary modes. teach.Audio Documentary Sound is an exhilarating. (What does one call a “pen” constructed out of a tape head that allows users to “write” audio information on a sheet of magnetic tape?) To understand the history and context of these objects. immigrant or religious subculture through sound and reportage. sound-walk tours of travel destinations. Through lectures. promotional and educational audio modules for websites and blogs. biographies and sound-rich “docudrama” memoirs. We examine basic electronics. or artistic video productions. advocacy media is an increasingly powerful tool for social change. hacking pre-existing technology. and things that defy easy categorization. and symbols (example. The course combines theoretical readings with video editing exercises until students can apply their understanding of semiotics into original narrative. motivate. Achim Wollscheid. With more opportunities for independent journalists and activist groups to form global alliances. Schumacher. we learn a tenfold sign system appropriate for digital video editing. creating devices to interface with computer software. a weathervane showing the direction of the wind). action and society explore theoretical approaches to social change while they work on Media Studies 15 . so digital editors learn to compose video using this palette of ten signs. raise awareness. ideas and trends.

graphics creation.edu/mediastudies . from the familiar “This American Life” to international programs. image editing. witness and performance media. students learn to create designs that will have visual impact and communicative power. and digital art. and podcasts airing unconventional radio stories. online radio. and inter-media applications. Radio Narratives Jason Schuman Radio narratives span a gamut of styles. William grimes 2004 Peter Haratonik foundations of Media Theory 1983 Sumita Chakravarty Media Practices: Design Exploring the principles of visualization. and file preparation for distributing projects using current professional software. and alternative authorship approaches to traditional documentary and narrative. motion design. graphic design.” We listen to a variety of styles that are broadcast on many outlets. We explore the advocacy potential of the production process as well as the product. J. Projects focus on creating designs for advocacy. each student workshops a fully-produced narrative radio work. or communities to collaborate on a final project. chairman. CEO. friends. determining a subject and style and reworking it twice into a finished piece. families. branding. including a final professional-quality visual presentation. including mobile video. Oxygen Media. Students are expected to research and develop solutions for weekly design problems and participate in regular critiques while building a digital design portfolio. special-interest groups. Instruction and class activities cover composition techniques. Meanwhile. from a single voice detailing an intimate story to layers of voices and sounds creating an impressionist “cinema for the ear. This is a foundation for advanced-level courses in interactive design. Elizabeth Ellsworth deirdre Boyle 16 www. including media training.newschool. podcasting and flash mob activism. typography and color theory. Students are expected to make individual contact with nonprofits. Short production experiments allow students to play with narrative forms before they tackle their original projects. We also investigate the tactical potentials of various specific media.exercises that extend and strengthen their production skills. geraldine Laybourne. This course is meant to be a strategic approach to media advocacy as it relates to social issues today. Multimedia Carol Wilder. publishing. Careful polishing of students’ narrative projects is the focus of classroom critiques.

Kinetic Art. The students must arrange for all necessary production facilities and equipment. compositing. Concepts and techniques of masking. and a written report must be filed at the end of the internship. The intern’s primary responsibilities must be production oriented. among others. Thesis Proposal Supervision Students who plan to submit a thesis proposal must register for one-credit of Thesis Proposal Supervision with their Primary Thesis Advisor. in archives. meetings. museums. CSS. Research Internship An internship is an opportunity to receive credit for supervised professional activities. special effects. animation. This is the foundation on which students design and produce innovative media works that explore our relationships to the built environment and the urban experience. streaming media file formats. the student registers for Thesis Supervision. Projects in Multisensorial Spaces Ernesto Klar The course is organized as a theory and production seminar in which students produce art installations that emphasize intersensory experience. The student must design the project with an interested faculty member who serves as advisor. production facilities. Producing skills for (digital. promotions. and assignments. Media Studies 17 . Restricted to students who have completed a minimum of 27 credits. Permission of both the faculty advisor and Director of Graduate Studies is required. All internships must be approved and arranged by the department of Media Studies and Film. or video) are assumed. Independent Production (On site/Online) Designed to meet the needs of qualified students who wish to pursue advanced work in a particular medium. audio. interface. exploring ways to enliven text and imagery and to generate visual messages with impact. television logos. and each student designs an original rich media website. Lectures and readings focus on models of perception. Instruction includes the fundamentals of coding. TV stations. Production Internship An opportunity to receive credit for supervised activities in TV stations. art agencies.0 and dynamic databases. a 2D application for professional film and video production. cable facilities. advertising. and New Media Art. Synaesthesia is broadly defined as the cross-wiring of sensory perceptions or as a synthesis of the arts. Using appropriate software. interpolation. etc. iNdiVidUALizEd OPTiONS Independent Study (On site/Online) Qualified students who have defined a specific subject or problem that they would like to investigate can pursue a course of study independent of regular class structures. javascript. Assignments include selected readings and group discussions. The intern’s primary responsibilities must be research oriented and a written report must be filed at the end of the internship. Class activities and critiques help students build effective interactive presentations. key frame animation. Approaches to navigation. All internships must be approved and arranged by the department of Media Studies and Film. each student creates three short broadcast-quality projects. This course teaches design and production of motion graphics for television and film. etc. Projects in Motion Design Diane Mitchell Motion graphics are utilized in documentaries.Media Practices: Interactive This course introduces design and production of interactive media for web-based and mobile environments. Thesis Tutorial The tutorial is required for MA candidates planning to write or produce a thesis. Thesis Supervision Students who have taken the Thesis Tutorial work to complete the thesis during the subsequent semester(s). Permission of both the faculty advisor and the Director of Graduate Studies is required. and narrative design are surveyed along with information architecture and Web 2. relational aesthetics. Using Adobe AfterEffects. schools. and a final installation art piece for exhibition at the end of the term. and 3D space. For each subsequent semester needed to complete the thesis. Fluxus. or production facilities. Works reviewed include examples of Neo-Concrete Art. for example. platform and browser issues. and phenomenological thought as these relate to synaesthetic inquiry. working. libraries. fine art. a series of cumulative digital media projects. The student designs a project with approval from an interested faculty member who serves as advisor. titling. are examined through lectures and class activities. students discover how to structure content and apply techniques to solve real world design problems. corporate presentations. ad agencies.

2001). www. His current research is focused on social media. media. and Fordham University. She holds a joint appointment with Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts.THE MEdiA STUdiES fACULTy PriNCiPAL fACULTy Paolo Carpignano (PhD. Urbana-Champaign). Asian Cultural Council Fellowships. 1993). and Find it Fast: How to Uncover Expert Information on Any Subject (HarperCollins. where she is chair of Cultural Studies. Her work and research interests explore cultural and social practices through their representation in media. In 1988. The New School for Social Research. University of Illinois. Sumita S. associate professor and online student advisor. applying photography. essays in several anthologies. Her current work draws from emerging theories of pragmatic action and change to address how humans use media to do things in the world. entertainment. Pedagogy (Routledge. and technology. editor of The Enemy Within: The Films of Mrinal Sen (Flicks Books. deirdre Boyle (MA. Formerly professor of Educational Communications Technology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. including Places of Learning: Media. associate professor. He is the author of several books on media. 5th ed. She has taught at New York University. dawnja Burris (MA. PhD candidate. University of Wisconsin). history. such as ExtremeMediaStudies. media historian. She has published extensively and is the author of five books. as well as numerous articles on international communication. Department of Sociology. and memory. Current research interests and classes focus on hybrid documentary. Brazil. University of Rome). and Italy. critic. Research and teaching areas include media theory and criticism. and performance projects. with Chris Shumway (Blackwell. consultant. and is writing a book on the work of Errol Morris. and media consumption and the body. an international monthly journal for professional researchers. research. and projects. and been guest curator for the Hong Kong Arts Centre. Elizabeth Ellsworth (PhD. media and social change. National Identity in Indian Popular Cinema (Texas. Fordham University. robert Berkman (MA. and Cable Ace Award for Best Documentary Series. PhD. New York University). 2003). European Graduate School). and electronic media to marketing. associate professor. film. and City College/CUNY. Brussels Video Festival.edu/mediastudies . including Digital Dilemmas: Ethical Issues for Online Media Professionals. Independent media producer since 1992. 1998) and Cinema and Nation (Routledge.org. and mass media at Hunter College. Chakravarty (PhD. and The Museum of Modern Art. 18 www. 2004). India. As a co-founder of a nonprofit media arts collaboration.smudgestudio. sociology. Former faculty member and producer. and uses of media to teach about and across social and cultural differences. 2000). Lucknow University.org. Faculty advisor for the Video Lab and producer of the Global Conversations series for United Nations University in New York. Fulbright Fellowship. she was also a visiting professor in the philosophy and cultural studies programs at Columbia University Teachers College. Author of Crisis and Workers’ Organization and The Formation of the Mass Worker in the USA. consulting. Awards include the University’s Teaching Excellence Award. professor. Architecture. She is the author of eight books. including Subject to Change: Guerrilla Television Revisited (Oxford). associate professor. Queens College. The New School. and producer for production companies in the United States. Affiliated faculty member. MSW. she is turning the results of her research and writing into a variety of media forms. exhibitions. a Guggenheim Fellowship.newschool. he founded and continues to edit the Information Advisor. Rutgers University. and curator. University of Montana). history and criticism of documentary film. Author. design of mediated learning environments. Has taught Italian culture. Antioch College. including Redirecting the Gaze (SUNY Press. among others. 2000). The Skeptical Searcher (CyberAge. assistant professor and associate chair. 2004). New York University/NYU-TV. Writer.

Her professional background is as an independent film and television producer. media and the city. interactive programming. she directly managed the positioning of 23 films. and media and urban environments. His research and teaching interests include critical theory of media. gillespie (PhD. He recent presented papers in Glasgow and Shanghai. Kathleen Minton. New York University). His current work expands the scope of his research by analyzing the interplay between media and urban spaces in East Asian cities like Shanghai. She was a staff writer/producer for Henry Hampton’s Blackside Productions and an assistant story editor for MGM/UA. He has published articles on Luis Buñuel. New York University). MadCat and SilverDOCS. He was previously director of Film/Video/Broadcasting at New York University and chair of Communication Arts and director of the Television Institute at Hofstra University. New York University). attention to the social and historical contexts in which media. assistant professor. where he managed projects in animation. He is the author of The Animation Book (Crown. Her films have been shown on the Sundance Channel. and DV-based documentaries. assistant professor. outreach consultant. LLC. He was for many years an independent producer in partnerships with Eli Noyes.com). Tokyo and Seoul. Clermont-Ferrand. assistant professor. writer and consultant. His research interests include media education. associate professor. 1979. New York University). Her work has been exhibited internationally on the film festival circuit. and the mediated public sphere. His pedagogical motivation entails emphasis on critical thinking and writing. Her recent work includes a feature-length screenplay in development with Other Films.” Peter L.com. He is a past president of the Association of Communication Administration. Sam ishii gonzalez (doctoral candidate. a film distribution and marketing company that specialized in multicultural film and television projects. PBS. a cable TV network targeting women. tentatively titled “Significations of Blackness: American Cinema and the Idea of a Black Film. Michelle Materre (MEd. writer. He has several film projects in development and two book projects. Inc. Annie Howell (MFA. MediaChops. Past and Future (Routledge.” Jaeho Kang (PhD. associate professor and chair.Michael B. He lectures widely. revised 1998) and creator of a rich-media web site. He is working on a book. focusing on film. He is the co-editor of two books on Alfred Hitchcock—Hitchcock Centenary Essays (BFI. Sparks (www. His dissertation examines the claims made by Deleuze in regards to the modern “image of thought” generated by neo-realist cinema from Rossellini to Antonioni to Pasolini. and the philosopher Gilles Deleuze. tentatively titled “Philosophers of Film” and “Being and Presence. for which she received a 2005 Screenwriters’ Colony fellowship. appear. Through the lens of cinema studies. He has published articles on the social theories of Walter Benjamin. or Non-Acting in the Cinema. as texts. UCLA). One of the founders of the Media Studies program in the 1970s.. Kit Laybourne (MA. arts administrator. Haratonik (MA. and his productions have received many awards. instructor. assistant professor. Full Frame. his work frames the art of film as a multidiscursive consideration. teaches aesthetics and film history. He is Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Institut fur Sozialforschung at Frankfurt University. and a webisode. he returned to The New School in 2002. David Lynch. Cambridge University). 1999) and Hitchcock. Boston College). and a conviction that the critical theory informing research and study offers a vocabulary for students to use in developing a language to address of art and culture. Newport. including the successful theatrical Media Studies 19 . and the Independent Film Channel. propaganda. and Mickey Lemle. and sociology of sports. the impact of technology on social institutions. the painter Francis Bacon. He is now investigating Siegfried Kracauer’s critical theory of media and politics. 2004). political communication. She taught previously in Duke University’s film and video program and Center for Documentary Studies. and teacher. He was a cofounder and executive producer of Oxygen Media.sparks-series. distribution/marketing specialist. Herbert Marcuse and Michel Foucault. including SXSW. As a founding partner of KJM3 Entertainment Group. She has written and directed several short fiction and nonfiction films.

The New School). Here and There. Germany.release of Daughters of the Dust by Julie Dash and L’Homme Sur les Quais (The Man By the Shore) by Raoul Peck. Author of Cybernetics of the Sacred and Video Mind. which was displayed at MoMA and at the U. Director. she has also taught at New York University. Sundance. Telluride. documentaries. editor. Recently a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania. and Spain. Parsons The New School for Design. Her art projects are exhibited internationally and on the Web. Michigan State University).. Other projects include the cybernetic design of a television channel dedicated to monitoring the ecology of a region. writer and producer of feature films. known for introducing broad audiences to the work of independent filmmakers. Turkey. Universidad de Los Andes). Chicago Museum of Broadcasting. Her teaching and research address relationships between media and spatial theory and practice—particularly the links between mass media and architecture and urban planning—and connections between media and contemporary art. Yugoslavia. the first independent television network in Belgrade. Inc. and throughout the United States. outreach. assistant professor. Fire Under the Snow. diane Mitchell (MFA. and Public Culture. Professor Materre received a University Distinguished Teaching Award from The New School in 2005 and the Pen and Brush Achievement Award for Women in the Arts in 2008. commercials. She is the author of The New Downtown Library: Designing With Communities (University of Minnesota Press. The New School). fundraising. She is a recipient of grants from NEA and NYSCA for design advancement and from NYCH and private foundations for public history presentations. theater. His video art has been shown in Japan. associate professor. Festival honors and awards include CINE Golden Eagle. rafael Parra (BA. Berlin. Vladan Nikolic (MA. the Museum of Modern Art. Shannon Mattern (PhD. He is the composer of numerous film scores. France. The Smithsonian Institution is archiving his papers and tapes. associate professor. In the Site of Sound.newschool. shorts. and of industry awards for multimedia productions for Fortune 500 companies and the United Nations. A professional Avid editor. is an artist and multimedia producer/designer of commercial and educational programs. . as well as music for dance. he is owner and senior editor of TimeLine Film & Video. and Rutgers. The Senses & Society. Conference on Sustainable Cities. For many years. Frankfurt. Barry Salmon (MA. marketing. and music videos. He was formerly the Director for NTV Studio B. Burn (Telluride Indiefest winner 2001). which was supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. She was previously a member of the faculty of Parsons The New School for Design. and video art. Earth Mind: Art. Communications and Ecology. Paul ryan. Teaches digital audio and video editing at Film and Video Arts. and a fictional feature. and to the fruitful convergences of media with other fields of creative production and scholarship. He wrote and directed one of the first digitally produced feature films. a New York City post-production facility. Performing and recording guitarist and record/CD producer. Holland. his mentor in cybernetics was Gregory Bateson. Hunter College.edu/mediastudies . assistant professor and director of graduate studies. His feature film Love premiered at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival. Brussels. She is an independent media consultant to filmmakers and film/video organizations for issues of distribution strategy. assistant chair for undergraduate studies.N. and programming and production. Her work is motivated by a desire to look “beyond the screen” or page to the larger arena in which media operates. New York University). 2007). and Toronto film festivals. associate professor. associate professor. she has been the lead curator of the Creatively Speaking film series. 20 www. radio. Other work has appeared in the Journal of Architectural Education. Former McLuhan Fellow. where he won the Best Director Award and critical acclaim. He most recent work includes a feature documentary. Laureate. Invisible Culture.

M. visual and physical media and performance. artist-in-residence 2007 Media Studies 21 . she was chair of the Department of Media Studies and Film and associate dean of The New School. most recently for Primedia Software on Demand. professor. and composer for sonic. Professor of Film Studies. and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. His credits include The Supreme Court and American Experience (PBS) and Dido/MTV Europe Awards. AdJUNCT fACULTy Margaret Lewis Bates (EdD. Hirshon film festival is the author of numerous articles and essays on communication theory. She dorothy H. and stages worldwide. Queens College-CUNY and professor. records by Paul Simon and R. benefactor dorothy H. royal S. Hirshon. broadcasts. Executive producer and creative director at BioMedia. author of Focus on Godard and Overtones and Undertones: Reading Film. Columbia University Teachers College).. Andy Bobrow (MA. From 1995–2007. and scores for VIA Dance Collaborative.E. and interactive multimedia programs. audio. Brown (PhD. she was named Professor Emerita in 1996. His work has been heard on records. including as professor and chair. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space. Kent State University). Columbia University). She received the National Communication Association Book Award for Rigor & Imagination: Essays from the Legacy of Gregory Bateson. In 2007–08. and the rhetoric of the VietnamAmerican war. The New School). CUNY Graduate Center. and in exhibition at Contour-Mechelen Gallery (Belgium). The New School). From 1975– 1995 she was a member of the Communication Studies faculty of San Francisco State University. politics and the media. Sound editor. former director of new business development at AT&T’s Downtown Digital studio. John Cameron Mitchell. Wilder (PhD.Carol B. she was a Fulbright Scholar at Hanoi University in Vietnam. an award-winning producer of video. Media consultant. music editor of Fanfare magazine. recording engineer. James Briggs iii (MA.

She is a currently Visiting Fellow at the Information Society Project of Yale Law School. New York Underground Film Festival. political economy of media. Nokia. Clients have included Reuters New Media division. her clients include Banc of America Securities. (Washington. The New School). ramu dhara (MA. Impakt (Utrecht.Mridu Chandra (MA. Four of her films have premiered at Sundance. Laura forlano (Master of International Affairs. Robert Flaherty Film Seminar. media and globalization. Apple. and the development of Pearson’s e-book initiative. HSBC. His films are distributed by Video Data Bank. Her research interest include cultural history. H-P. Bonding with the Stars: WWI and the Emergence of Star Political Authority. Bard College). His art has been widely exhibited in New York City and elsewhere in the United States. His awards include the Barbara Aronofsky Latham Award in 2003 for Exceptional Emerging Video Artist and the Cinematexas Festival Director’s Award in 2001. Hunter College CUNY) is an artist and educator. Lydia foerster (MA. celebrity and activism. D. producers of CD-ROMs. New York University). and Adobe.C. cultural policy studies. Microsoft’s Worldwide Small & Midmarket Solutions and Partners division. 2007). University of Texas). his work has involved the creation of co-publishing entities with IBM. Cinematexas Film Festival. about the lives of struggling dancers in “Bollywood. Let the Church Say Amen (PBS/2004). Pete dorogoff. and one of her documentaries was selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for their 2005 Contemporary Documentary series. India. examines U. media arts director for LREI (Little Red School House and Elizabeth Irwin High School). Josephine dorado (MA. The New School). video/electronic media artist. Sundance Film Festival New Frontier Program. Web productions. is a vice president and director of strategic alliances at Pearson Education. Fulbright scholarship recipient and an artist-in-residence at Waag Society for Old and New Media in Amsterdam. and educator. William Crow (MFA. (MFA. Filmmaker. Her doctoral research in international relations examines the significance of private satellite television and global media processes as a socio-political force in India. Bard College). Videographer and producer. and Overture/AltaVista during its merger with Yahoo!. Steven Hammersly (MA. Lauhona ganguly (PhD candidate. Vinay Chowdhry (MFA. received a Diploma in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University and is a PhD candidate in Communications at Columbia. He is currently a lecturer in the Education Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New Delhi. performer. domestic propaganda during the first world war and the first use of film stars as a source of political validation. Her dissertation. associate producer of an independent documentary about women and politics. he is finishing a documentary film. His work has been exhibited at the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.” Sue Collins (PhD candidate. Pacific Film Archive. 22 www. She is a is a New York-based media artist.edu/mediastudies . Personality.newschool. American University). Josephine is also a technical trainer and consultant. Rotterdam International Film Festival. Film credits include: Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin (PBS/2003).S. and The Dissection of Thanksgiving (in post production. University of Chicago) has been producing social-issue documentaries and narrative films for more than 10 years.). Chicago Underground Film Festival. and VideoEx (Zurich). most recently. is a new media consultant and marketing communications strategist in the media and high-tech industries. The New School). the Corcoran Gallery. and the United Nations. Lauhona has worked in the television industry in the United States and India and with non-profit groups in designing communication strategies in support of social justice and development programs. Montreal Festival of New Cinema and New Media. Founding director of IIS Visionworks. Columbia). Netherlands). founder and president of iPro Communications. Ben Coonley. Love Ludlow (2005). and digital video.

Chris Mann (DiplEd. New York University) writes. and photographer. deanna Kamiel is a senior producer for PBS and documentary writer and director. directs and produces documentary films. General counsel for The New Yorker. Columbia University).. recently worked with Stick Figure Productions on the series Family Bonds. for HBO. Columbia University). Marcinkowski (MA. Films include The Education of Shelby Knox. arts editor of Gay City News. Media Studies 23 . TV scriptwriter and script advisor to the prestigious Media Plus Programme of the European Union. ICA Boston. MA. His Interests include bridging the gap between technical and design aspects of the Internet. is also a member of the faculty of Parsons The New School for Design. Margaret Mead Film Festival. New York University). BAP Lab Festival in New York City. Scholar and video artist. and Chicago Underground Film Festival. Multimedia performance artist. illustrator. The New School). Editorial photographer and visual media consultant. The New School) is associate director of technology and program development at Pratt Manhattan.Eric Hopper (MA. Peter Lucas (PhD. and which led off the 2005 PBS series Point of View. managing director of Nicholas Leichter Dance. Composer working in compositional linguistics. The New School). sound artist. and Full Frame Emerging Pictures. and FILE Sao Paulo in Brazil. University of LaTrobe). Fatherhood USA (PBS). and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. david E. Turkey. douglas Morrione (MA. Switzerland). Artist. Shari Kessler (MA. His music has been recorded by Sony/ Columbia. Philip Kain (MPS. dance critic. Rose Rosenblatt. the role of visual media in human rights witnessing. Massachusetts Cultural Council. and editor. Marlon Lipschutz (MA. SXSW. Mara Kurtz (MA. co-founded Pyromedia Media Arts Collective. Jörg Müller (PhD. and senior media counsel at NBC. author of The Lace Ghetto. His research and teaching has focused on school violence and school safety. He is a free-lance web designer and teacher. Cinequest. Aras Ozgun (MS. Other works include Life Free or Die (POV). fellowships. His recent studies include Viva Favela: Photojournalism. formerly editorial counsel at Forbes Inc. The Abortion Pill (PBS) and The Trenchcoat Gang (Court TV). solo and group shows include Eyebeam. Lynn Oberlander (JD. a graphic designer. Brazil. European Graduate School. videographer. Inc. New School) is a musician. Doghouse. and Turkey. New York University). Honors include grants. Full Frame Film Festival. The New School). which won awards at the Sundance Film Festival. former member of Machine for Making Sense. Parsons The New School for Design). Award-winning film and video editor and producer. Ernesto Klar (MFA. credits include interactive directory at DoubleYou for Creative Web Communications. Middle East Technical University in Ankara. peace education in the schools. CCCB in Barcelona. Inc. writing instructor. Kenneth Krushel (BA. Amherst College) is president of Citizenews. an Internet video platform that aggregates reports by international video journalists.. Helena Medina (PhD. studied fine art photography with guru Minor White. Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. and Flat Earth Records. The New School). forthcoming from Umbrage Editions. Treehorn. She and her partner. Chelsea Art Museum. and small-arms disarmament education in the U. and commissions from the New York Foundation for the Arts. are currently working on a film set on the Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation. His films and videos have been featured in the Durango Independent Film Festival. Brian McCormick (MA. supported by the Sundance Documentary Fund. and Human Rights in Brazil. international human rights education. producers of experimental media works.S. Journalist. The New School). Visual Inclusion. Independent web developer.

University of California Los Angeles). BBC. Minneapolis). composer. and the Christian Science Monitor. The Strange Case of Balthazar Hyppolite. International Symposium for Electronic Art (Walker Art Center. MFA.Mario Paoli (BMus. audio. Titanic Revealed (2004).. National Public Radio in the United States. and performer. Executive director of New American Cinema Group/The Film-Makers’ Cooperative. Bard College) is a digital media artist. She received a Japanese government Overseas Grant for 2007−08 for Experimental Documentary. his film. His film credits also include a documentary made for The White House. New York University). Tom Veltre (PhD. Edith Russ Site for Media Art (Oldenburg. The French Revolution (2004).newschool. New York University). Artist. He holds an undergraduate degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY-Potsdam. studied philosophy with Derrida and Lyotard. Her films have been shown in various venues including the Margaret Mead Festival. for the New York Times. ASCAP. Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre (Alberta. a six-time Emmy Award winner. Jerome Foundation.edu/mediastudies . and organized crime in Naples. Italy. media educator. his work has been broadcast by PBS. New York University) is writing a dissertation on the impact of digital technology on music production. Germany). Australia. BBC World Service Radio. and CAAM (Center for Asian American Media). staff teacher and editor at Film and Video Arts Inc. was an original company member of Mobius Performing Group in Boston. Japan-US Friendship Commission. Canada). experimental film and multi-media producer and distributor. Shanghai Duolon Museum of Modern Art. Berklee College of Music). and Biennale of the Moving Image (Geneva). etc. Her work has exhibited at Sundance Film Festival. University of Paris. reiko Tahara (MA. Award-winning independent producer of narrative radio broadcasts in the United States. She has received multiple production grants from NEA. JetBlue. National Geographic Channel. Impakt Online (Utrecht. 24 www. He is a musician and music producer and is the co-author of the Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal Music and Culture (forthcoming from Greenwood Press). John Plenge (MA. Phillip robertson has been covering the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq for Salon. video artist/producer. Electronic music composer. Most recently. Canada. print journalist MM Serra (MA. NHK (Japan). Jason Pine (PhD. and the Video Data Bank. Hawaii International Film Fest. and many Asian American festivals. shadow media. sound artist. As a producer/ cinematographer. Bill Phillips (PhD candidate. Air Force One. New York University. ralph “Woody” Sullender (MFA. Land of the Tsars (2003). Netherlands). Japan Society. Discovery Channel. The New School). New York University). producers of Russia. Award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter. University of Texas at Austin) teaches anthropology at SUNY at Purchase. websites. Ethan Spigland (MA. The New School) is an independent documentary filmmaker. He has also reported for Time magazine. and a film about Oprah Winfrey’s trip to southern Africa to draw attention to the plight of children with AIDS. Europe. NYSCA. and Inside the Secret Service (2004). Contemporary Museum of Baltimore. Awards include the 2001 HT-Telecommunication Art Award at the Split Film Festival (Croatia). San Jose State University). He has conducted several years of ongoing videotaped ethnographic research on aesthetic practices. and OBIE award winning composer. Joan Schuman (MFA. He formed Partisan Pictures in New York City. Peter Schnall. was senior producer of the long-running National Geographic Television series Explorer. SXSW.com since 2001. NYSCA. and music producer. he has created video. CNN. online. was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Subject. Angie Waller (MFA.

Charles Warner is the author of Media Selling. former executive VP and publisher. Fox. Montclair State University). has been VP General Manager. Microsoft’s MSN. Media Studies 25 . and has appeared in Cultural Studies. Media History. ESPN. Virgil Wong (BFA. head of Web services for New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Bilge yesil (PhD. and M/C Review. group VP of Reed Exhibitions. consumer society and advertising. He was Goldenson Endowed Professor and is now Goldenson Chair Emeritus at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. New York University). Hearst Magazines. MTV. He has served as a management and sales consultant and trainer for CBS. an independent privately held company consisting of ten magazines. WMAQ-AM and WKQX-FM in Chicago. ABC.com. and a companion book. Multimedia artist. WWSW-AM. AH Belo. publisher of Personal Computing Magazine. Media Sales Management. and CBS Radio Spot Sales. Founder and chairman. He is currently a volunteer teaching assistant in the Metropolitan Museum of Art family program as well as teaching at The New School. Rhode Island School of Design. of WNBCAM (now WFAN) in New York. Lifestyle Ventures (now Lifestyle Media). visual culture. University of Rome Medical School). Journal of Popular Culture. European Honors Program. TCI. WPEZ-FM in Pittsburgh. where he created and ran the annual Management Seminar for News Executives. and Cox Cable. the most widely used sales textbook in the field. He left Missouri to become Vice President of AOL’s Interactive Marketing division until he retired in 2002. Chemical Week Assocs. and advertising director of East Coast Rocker. He is a blogger on MediaCurmudgeon. Michael Weiskopf (BA.. Her work examines technology and political dynamics.

popular culture. Hirshon Film Festival. a juried show featuring the best student films of the academic year. video programs.000 square feet at 55 West 13th Street. and the Media Studies Program fully enjoys the advantages inherent in its urban setting. Nikon digital cameras. Since 2003. and lighting and sound equipment. a calendar of events. identity. Graduate students registered for film production courses have access to the facility. Immediacy is a student-produced online journal that functions as an ongoing forum for the discussion of ideas about media and culture. an online resource for Media Studies students and faculty.edu/mediastudies provides up-todate faculty and course information. Critical Themes in Media Studies. Laurie Anderson (2005). a showcase of the year’s best work in film. Mole-Richardson and Lowel lights. and multimedia. cyberspace.2 audio recorders. Professional internship opportunities are available in broadcast television stations. There is an annual student-produced academic conference. Media Studies students are invited to the many public lectures. Also on the website is Media Matrix. art technical facility occupies 12. Mixed Messages. (2006). The website at www. Media Studies students present their own work to packed houses in film shows. 26 www.newschool. which provides professional filmmaking equipment. an audio and media design show. and visual culture. offers students a chance to work with distinguished artists-in-residence and culminates in the annual New School Invitational Film Show. seminars.A. A network of media professionals is maintained through the large representation of communications experts on the faculty and in the student body. and the annual juried multi-format show. film series. and a rich archive of student work. and analog and digital editing equipment. Nagra 4. the Media Studies program organizes a number of special events for students including seminars with representatives from various media organizations and lectures and presentations by notable scholars and media professionals.rESOUrCES New York is the communications capital of the world. MEdiA PrOdUCTiON fACiLiTiES THE ArNHOLd HALL MULTiMEdiA LABOrATOry This state-of-the- SPECiAL EVENTS ANd STUdENT ACTiViTiES Every year. audio. among others. John Waters (2004). including Arriflex SR and Eclair NPR cameras. video. video. video and audio production companies. John Cameron Mitchell (2007). research programs. ProTools digital audio production and mixing suites. MEdiA PrOdUCTiON CENTEr Located at 66 Fifth Avenue. Hirshon artistsin-residence to date are D. It houses classrooms equipped for computer. representation. a two-week series of screenings and panel discussions endowed by a late trustee of The New School. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedes (2003). the public sphere. cable operations. an equipment center including Sony and Panasonic DVCams. Recent themes include globalization. Media Studies students have access to this facility and any equipment required by their courses. and Cynthia Wade (2008). and corporate communication facilities. conferences. media theory. The department also sponsors student shows and other studentproduced events. Tascam Audio Flash recorders. a large open lab with Macintosh and Windows workstations. multimedia computer classrooms. Final Cut Pro digital video editing stations. and other special events offered regularly by the Department of Media Studies and Film and other departments of The New School for General Studies. film. and sound presentations. Graduate students may apply for a personal website on the university server. the Dorothy H.edu/mediastudies . Academy Award-winning director (Hearts and Minds) Peter Davis.newschool.

Media Studies 27 . All the libraries provide information resource training and orientations for students. Each library concentrates on specific subjects: The Raymond Fogelman Library collection is weighted toward the social sciences and philosophy.newschool. Through a membership in the Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency. normally at the beginning of every semester. Jon Alpert. “Mixed Messages” 1997 York Library of Interior Design. Training seminars and documentation are available on supported software and hardware.LiBrAriES The New School operates three libraries. The New School is a member of the Research Library Association of South Manhattan. ACAdEMiC COMPUTiNg University Academic Computing currently operates three general access facilities for students. a user-friendly online catalog that can be accessed over the Internet or by direct dial-in. For more information about university libraries and consortium privileges. The Harry Scherman Library serves Mannes College The New School for Music and specializes in European and American classical music. the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Associate dean and Chair. and statistical packages. electronic mail. Each facility is fully networked and has access to the Internet. Aldon James holds an extensive collection of materials relevant to applied and fine arts. graphics. New School students also have reading access to materials at the nearby Cardozo Law School of Yeshiva University. Most holdings of the consortium libraries are listed in BobCat. visit the website at www.edu/library. Carol Wilder. This is one of the largest interuniversity library consortia in the country—NYU’s Elmer Holmes Bobst Library alone houses more than three million volumes. Its extensive reserve collection is utilized by the entire university. Other consortium members are New York University. THE rESEArCH LiBrAry CONSOrTiUM Of SOUTH MANHATTAN In addition to its own libraries. The Adam and Sophie Gimbel Design Library at Parsons The New School for Design iMovie U High School Movie-Making Project National Arts Club President O. Each facility offers a wide variety of software such as word processing. spreadsheet. and the New Chuck Kesl. Students using the centers are supported by a full-time staff and assisted by lab aides. database. students have access to more than 300 other libraries in the New York City area. which are open to all university students.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the receipt of all admission materials by the published deadline. which is available on line at www. If English is not the student’s native language. If unusual circumstances require a change in plans.5630. and two letters of recommendation (from academic and/or professional references) are required of all applicants. edu/mediastudies. they may take selected graduate courses in Media Studies and apply up to 12 graduate credits towards the bachelor’s degree requirements. Studies program for either the fall or spring semester. fiNANCiNg yOUr EdUCATiON Financial aid is available to MA candidates and graduate certificate students.edu. 28 www. A statement of purpose. All applicants should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). NY 10011. a résumé. may apply for bachelor’s/master’s status. Upon successful completion of the undergraduate degree and admission into the Media Studies Program. official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work.newschool. 212. an admitted applicant may request admission deferral for up to two semesters. Interested undergraduates should speak to their academic advisors. An offer of admission is valid for the semester specified in the letter of acceptance. upon completion of 60 credits (including at least 12 credits earned at The New School). those 12 credits will also be applied to the credit requirements for the master’s degree. The New School participates in the full range of federal and New York State financial assistance programs (see Student Financial Services). A variety of financial assistance is available to qualified students. room 401. fiNANCiAL iNfOrMATiON Media Studies tuition for the 2008–09 academic year is $1.wes. you must reapply.gov. It is not necessary to have an admission decision to begin the financial aid process. email: nsadmissions@newschool.edu/mediastudies . If approved.AdMiSSiON POLiCiES ANd PrOCEdUrES An applicant to the Media Studies MA program must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. For more information. New York. Assistance is granted on the basis of need and merit with financial need determined in accordance with federal formulas. Full payment of tuition and fees is normally due at the time of registration. New tuition and fee schedules are posted on the University website in advance of each academic year.fafsa. a minimum TOEFL score of 100 on the internet-based test (250 on the computerbased test) is required for admission. International applicants must submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies. To apply online or download an application go to www.229.ed. 66 West 12th Street. The FAFSA school code is 002780. A non-refundable tuition deposit is required to hold a place in a class. contact the New School Office of Admission. No one should decide against applying for admission to the Media Studies program for financial reasons. Departmental scholarships and other financial aid awards are not deferrable. with English translations.newschool. and a WES “course-by-course” credential evaluation (www. APPLiCATiON dEAdLiNES Students are admitted to the Media BACHELOr’S/MASTEr’S STATUS Students in certain undergraduate programs of The New School. The fall application deadline is february 15. Priority deadlines for filing FAFSA are March 1 for fall applicants and November 1 for spring applicants. The deadline for the spring semester is October 15.org).020 per credit.

Graduate Fellowship ($7.edu/admin/finaid. Equal Employment and Educational Opportunity The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment of diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment. The New School maintains the following institutional information on its website at www. This award is available only to students who have completed at least 15 credits in the MA program.department Assistantships Assistantships and fellowships require recipients to meet specific requirements or work a certain number of hours for the department or with a faculty member. A technical associate assists the department in producing media shows or may be assigned to provide in-class assistance to an instructor. There is 24-hour security coverage in all our residences.newschool. Students are entitled to receive all information and application documents in paper format on request. and disability services). HOUSiNg Student housing offers graduate students convenient living and learning spaces with amenities suitable for diverse needs and budgets. Research Associate ($3. race. and access to its educational. 65 Fifth Avenue.000) Assists a member of the faculty in an area of academic research. Media Studies 29 . All graduate students who file a financial aid application are considered for all applicable scholarships. The landmark Alvin Johnson Building at 66 West 12th Street was designed as the home of The New School in 1930 by noted Bauhaus architect Joseph Urban.newschool. education. Applicants must be available 4½ hours per week during the academic year. There is a neighborhood map on the inside back cover of this catalog. sfs@newschool. state. contact the appropriate office. Residence hall and apartment facilities are fully furnished and professionally staffed. financial assistance information (federal.000) Must demonstrate specific technical expertise in a production area and have an interest in teaching. and direct loan deferments). artistic.edu.edu: FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act). University Scholarships Graduate students may be eligible for various university scholarships and awards. refund policies. Responsibilities vary. Any hours worked under the College Work Study program or other on-campus employment program are in addition to. the work requirements of any Media Studies stipend. sex or sexual orientation. and may not be combined with.8930. FFEL.500) Assists a teacher in a course. Most other facilities are located within a few blocks of the Johnson Building. The New School is chartered as a university by the Regents of the State of New York. Course Assistant ($1. or veteran status. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age. national or ethnic origin. and commercial activity. Title IV grant and loan policies. A privately supported institution.500) A graduate fellow works 12 hours per week during the academic year with a member of the Media Studies faculty or the administrative staff. or these can be downloaded from the Financing Solutions Guide at www. private. To request copies of any of these policies or reports. Title IV. NY 10003. THE NEW SCHOOL: A UNiVErSiTy The New School is a member of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. citizenship status. and our staff is trained to handle emergencies. 212. and the Campus Security Report. a historic residential neighborhood that supports an exciting mix of intellectual. The university and its degrees are accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Technical Associate ($3. New York. policies for international students. mental or physical disability. Applicants must be available 9 hours per week during the academic year. and institutional need-based and nonneed-based assistance programs. religion. academic policies. artistic. Research and writing skills are required. fACiLiTiES ANd STUdENT SErViCES The New School is located in New York City’s Greenwich Village. local. color. withdrawing from school. Student financial Services Details about financial aid programs and all forms and instructions are available from the Student Financial Services Office. Applicants must be available 9 hours per week during the academic year. university policy information (fees.229. and cultural programs and activities.

It offers workshops. This graduate school awards master’s and doctoral degrees in anthropology. Students are encouraged to become involved in recognized student organizations and leadership programs. International Student Services offers individual advising throughout the year by appointment.newschool. as well as graduate.S.For students who wish to navigate the metro New York real estate market. and explain their rights and responsibilities and U. fine arts.and undergraduate-level certificates. EigHT SCHOOLS/ONE UNiVErSiTy THE NEW SCHOOL fOr gENErAL STUdiES The founding school of the university has never neglected its original mission. and socially. iNTErNATiONAL STUdENT SErViCES The New School is authorized Social Research. and short-term accommodations are available in the office. economics. culturally. Before registering. For more information.edu/studentservices. edu/studentservices. communication design. visit www. STUdENT LifE The New School offers many kinds of workshops. Frank Alvah Parsons. and on several university committees that include student representatives. It continues to serve the intellectual. Today. It has been a seat of world-class scholars since then. which have been established by most academic departments. The New School for General Studies offers the following degrees. whose career was dedicated to merging visual art and industrial design. and professional needs and interests of adult students through its unique bachelor’s degree program for continuing students. PArSONS THE NEW SCHOOL fOr dESigN Parsons was founded in under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. and a broad and serious curriculum open to non-credit students. Master of Arts and Master of Science in International Affairs. Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts. For more information. it is one of the preeminent design schools in the world. It justly retains the proud name of The New School for Social Research. in an academic setting where disciplinary boundaries are easily crossed. was established in 1934 by the scholars of the University in Exile.edu/studentservices. Student services activities reflect the diversity of our student population— intellectually. built environments. visit www. the graduate faculty of social and political science. Graduate students can participate in the governance of their programs and of the university by serving on student advisory committees. THE NEW SCHOOL fOr SOCiAL rESEArCH The New School for lectures. 1896 by the noted artist William Merritt Chase. and other programs throughout the academic year designed to enrich the student’s experience. Its graduates contribute to the quality of life through beautiful products. government regulations.newschool. Master of Arts in Media Studies. and terminal MA degrees in historical studies and liberal studies. it was named Parsons School of Design for its long-serving president. Student services also include a recreation program. illustration. all international students are required to attend an orientation and report individually to International Student Services so that the university can confirm that they have been properly admitted into the United States. The pioneer of lifelong education in the United States is still a center of innovation and imagination in American higher education. 30 www. philosophy. fashion design. Printed and electronic listings for rental properties.newschool. cultural. and individual advice and support. and visual communications. and Master of Arts in TESOL. graduate degree programs that integrate theory and practice in original ways. political science. For more information. psychology (including clinical psychology). shared apartments.edu/mediastudies . printed materials and other media. Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. artistically. Parsons offers the bachelor of fine arts degree in architectural design. and sociology.newschool. the Office of Student Housing offers assistance in searching for off-campus accommodations. visit www. In the 1930s. The mission of International Student Services is to help these students reach their fullest potential and have positive experiences at The New School. sublets.

three-year program leads to the Master of Fine Arts degree in acting. religious studies. dance. and music theory. and design and technology. since 1975 its graduate programs have been developing the analytical. The training is rooted in the Stanislavski Method. jazz was not learned in schools but was handed down from one musician to another. Emphasis is on small.interior design. this distinguished conservatory became a division of The New School in 1989. and the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies (New York State approval pending). Its students profit from direct exposure to jazz traditions and the latest professional practices in an intellectual context that encourages exploration and innovation. and leadership skills of working professionals with the goal of facilitating positive changes in communities. and directors side-by-side in a coherent graduate curriculum. the Bachelor of Business Administration in design and management. technology and society. arts in context. There are accelerated bachelor’s/master’s degree options in association with several graduate programs. social and historical studies. Mannes offers aspiring young musicians an unusually comprehensive conservatory curriculum in a supportive setting. It is a program for students who expect to make a living from their music. Qualified students can earn a dual bachelor of arts/bachelor of fine arts degree at Parsons The New School for Design or The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. education studies. locally. product design. interior design (New York State approval pending). The New School keeps that heritage alive. composition. and cultural studies and media. governments. Parsons also offers a postbaccalaureate AAS degree and a continuing education program. Traditionally. THE NEW SCHOOL fOr drAMA Ever since Erwin Piscator brought This is The New School’s four-year college for traditional-age undergraduates. Mannes remains true to its origins as a community music school via its Extension Division and children’s Preparatory Division. photography. Bachelor of Science. writers. Master’s degrees are offered in architecture. the well-known educational philanthropist. seminar-style classes. The school is named for late university trustee Robert J. conducting. Milano who generously supported its mission. environmental studies. and its integrated design curriculum. theater. visual arts. The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in jazz performance and jazz composition and arranging. The college offers the degrees and credentials: Bachelor of Music. psychology. Unique among New York’s conservatories. and organizational change management and a PhD degree in public and urban policy. Since 1994 The New School has been training actors. and corporations. EUgENE LANg COLLEgE THE NEW SCHOOL fOr LiBErAL ArTS MANNES COLLEgE THE NEW SCHOOL fOr MUSiC Founded in 1916 by David Mannes. Qualified students may pursue a dual BA/BFA degree in collaboration with Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts. health services management and policy. Milano offers the Master of Science degree in urban policy analysis and management. It became a full division of the university in 1985 thanks to a generous gift from New School trustee Eugene Lang. Media Studies 31 . or playwriting. the university has had a close association with the theater. history of decorative arts. directing. nonprofit management. and Master of Music and Professional Studies Diploma. THE NEW SCHOOL fOr JAzz ANd CONTEMPOrAry MUSiC The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music offers young musicians a unique. fine arts (painting and sculpture). mentor-based course of study with a faculty of professional artists and close links with the renowned jazz world of New York City. training students in instrumental and vocal performance. nationally. photography. Innovative interdisciplinary areas of study lead to the Bachelor of Arts degree. MiLANO THE NEW SCHOOL fOr MANAgEMENT ANd UrBAN POLiCy his Dramatic Workshop to The New School in the 1940s. Diploma. These include literature and writing. philosophy. This full-time. and globally. urban studies. lighting design. science. The school began in 1973 as an experimental program. Originally the Graduate School of Management and Urban Professions. managerial.

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