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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 media landscape. You will analyze media and culture in the context of globalization and emerging technologies.

PhD, Media, Culture, and Communication

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

News

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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With Fellowship, Martin Scherzinger Examines Pre-colonial Music and Dance Traditions

The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University, an international research institute for scholars and artists of ballet and its related arts and sciences, announced the 12 fellows for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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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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MCC Condemns Racial Injustice

Read the Department's statement on the killing of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Sean Reed, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the many individuals who came before them.

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MCC Celebrates the Class of 2020

Watch our celebration for the Class of 2020!

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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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Facebook's Undersea Infrastructure

Nicole Starosielski explains how the social media giant relies on a deep network of submarine cables to keep data circulating.

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Researching the Relationship Between Technology and Borders

Doctoral student Michelle Pfeifer has received a dissertation fieldwork grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation. The award will support her research into how media technologies are being utilized for border policing and control.

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Disability, Bias, and AI

A paper co-authored by Professor Mara Mills influences Elizabeth Warren's policy platform.

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Charlton McIlwain Looks at Diversity and Inclusion in Computing Industry

A new book by Professor Charlton McIlwain provides a historical look at the challenges of diversity and inclusion in computing industries.

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