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Media, Culture, and Communication

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Welcome to the NYU Department of Media, Culture, and Communication

We specialize in the study of media and technology in their cultural, social, and global contexts. Our faculty research and teach on media topics spanning the globe — from East and South Asia to Western Europe, the Americas, and Africa. 

Degrees

BS, Media, Culture, and Communication

The media studies BS engages the history, present, and future of global media, offering significant opportunities to study media abroad in international contexts.

MA, Media, Culture, and Communication

The media studies MA trains agile researchers of a shifting global media landscape.

PhD, Media, Culture, and Communication

The interdisciplinary media studies doctorate foregrounds a diverse array of research methods and theoretical frameworks.

News

With ACLS/Mellon Fellowship, Nicholas Mirzoeff Pursues Anti-Racist Visual Activism

A leading figure in the field of Visual Culture, the Media, Culture, and Communication Professor is spending the 2020/21 year as a Scholar in Residence at the Magnum Foundation.

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Charlton McIlwain Named a 'Black Hero of the Internet'

The Oxford Internet Institute at Oxford University celebrated Media, Culture, and Communication Professor Charlton McIlwain's many contributions to the field of race and media.

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Three Takeaways from Working in the Entertainment Industry: An Interview with Lena Kleinfeld (BS '15)

Lena Kleinfeld (BA '15), a graduate of the Department of Media, Culture, and Communications shares insights gleaned from working in the communications industry.

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PhD Student is Lead Cultural Consultant and Lead Writer for Age of Empire Video Game

Media, Culture, and Communication doctoral student Tony Brave was the lead cultural consultant for the Indigenous people portrayed in Age of Empire III.

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Professor and Chair Rodney Benson Wins Book Award

Rodney Benson, chair of the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, has won the 2020 Doris Graber Outstanding Book Award for his work, Shaping Immigration News.

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Evaluating Corporate Commitment to Social Justice

In the midst of a global pandemic and against the backdrop of heightened focus on police violence and the inequities experienced by the black community, MCC's 4 Weber Shandwick Scholars were assigned a timely project by the DC office.

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The Place Where Video Games, Gender, and Sexuality Meet: An Interview with New Faculty Member Whitney Pow

Whitney Pow is a media studies scholar whose research focuses on queer and trans histories of video games, software, and computational media. We spoke to them about their scholarship and art.

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Studying the VR/AR Industry

A new course on the business of VR is coming to MCC Fall 2020. We spoke to the professor, Samantha Wolfe.

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PhD Student Receives Prestigious Newcombe Fellowship

Harris Kornstein is a 2020 recipient of a fellowship awarded by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.

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Making Asian American Feminist Politics

Dr. Rachel Kuo of the Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies and the Asian American Feminist Collective discusses the role of media-making, specifically zines, in her activism and political education.

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Making Media Accessible to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: an Interview with Destiny Lopez

In award-winning research, master's candidate Destiny Lopez proposes ways to make media accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing.

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NYU in Top 10 for Media Studies

New York University claims the 10th spot in the QS Top Universities ranking of media studies programs worldwide.

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Public Culture Moves to MCC

Public Culture, the international journal of cultural studies, will now be housed at the NYU Steinhardt Department of Media, Culture, and Communication.

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