Program Overview

The New School for Public Engagement in offers a Graduate Certificate in Media Management. The curriculum is 12 credits comprised of four approved courses.

The intensive curriculum introduces students to a variety of skills and techniques, which allows them to develop their own personal style. Students have options from six curriculum areas, which encompass all areas of media studies: industry perspectives, media management and leadership, media economics, information technologies, competitive strategies, and corporate responsibility. The program is designed to be completed in one year (two academic terms).

All students must complete a 10 page synthesis paper that applies the courses to their personal objectives. Additionally, students who desire to obtain a MS in Media Management or an MA in Media Studies may have the credits from this certificate apply towards the degree.

The program allows for flexibility so that students can take courses that fit into their schedules. Students can also take courses both on-campus and online, if desired. The faculty includes a wide variety of media scholars, industry executives, producers, designers, and directors.

Students must complete a certificate petition form in order to obtain their certificate. Media Management graduates will be prepared to further their careers in areas such as television, film, music, advertising, news, video gaming, and social media.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    School Overview

    Emerging in 1919 in New York City as a promoter of innovative and creative thinking, the New School for Social Research began as a new kind of academic institution, an innovative college where faculty and students would be free to honestly and directly address the problems facing societies in the 20th century. Over the years, the New School for Social Research, now formally named The New School, grew into an urban university divided into private, not-for-profit academic schools and colleges:

    • Parsons School for Design
    • Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
    • College of Performing Arts
    • The New School for Social Research
    • Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
    • School of Media Studies

    The courses offered by The New School at first reflected the founders' interest in the emerging social sciences, international affairs, history, philosophy, drama and literature, writing, performing arts, fine arts, foreign languages, media studies, and information processing. Several of the schools affer fully online programs leading to certificates, associate's degrees, and bachelor's degrees.


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