24 months
1625 USD/credit
1625 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts program in Media Studies from The New School offers a flexible and interdisciplinary curriculum in media theory and practice with an emphasis on the production of film, video, audio, and emerging media.

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Gain experience in creative media making, critical analysis and reflection, and entrepreneurship and management - guided by a faculty that includes noted film and media-makers, researchers, designers, and scholars with the  Master of Arts program in Media Studies from  The New School .

Online Learning Options

This master's program allows you to complete some or all of your courses online. This gives you the freedom to earn your degree from anywhere in the world, and the flexibility to complete coursework while maintaining a full-time or part-time professional work schedule.

Career Pathways

Graduates of the Media Studies program work in diverse fields around the world, including documentary and narrative film and media production, multiplatform transmedia and digital storytelling and marketing, media management, and media research, as well as media advocacy and education. Some continue to PhDs and scholarly careers, while others produce innovative work as artists and designers. Our graduates have been recognized with top media and film festival awards, as well as accolades for scholarly contributions and media business innovations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital cinema production
  • Documentary studies
  • Media analytics
  • Media history, criticism, and philosophy
  • Sound studies
  • Transmedia and digital storytelling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


39 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
68 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Résumé
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Writing Sample (Strongly Encouraged)
  • Creative Sample (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1625 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1625 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1625 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1625 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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