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Studio Art

Our Studio Art program is at the forefront of contemporary art practice, with MFA and BFA degrees and two undergraduate minor concentrations in the field of visual arts.

Costume Studies

The MA in Costume Studies program focuses on fashion as an important cultural product in the context of material culture and the fine and decorative arts.

MA Student Wins Top Graduate Paper

David Williams won the top graduate paper at the annual Communications conference for his piece "Spectacle, Simulation, and Deepfakes."
Areas of Study: Media Studies

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.
Areas of Study: Media Studies

The Kavanaugh Files Explores How Gender and Gesture Influenced the Senate Confirmation Hearing

A Verbatim Performance Lab project shows how body language can shape history.
Areas of Study: Media Studies The Arts

What Students Are Learning: How the Computer Became Personal

In History of Computing: How the Computer Became Personal, Laine Nooney, a cultural historian of video games and computers, and Tega Brain, a media artist and engineer, weave the history of personal computing with the craft of digital technology. Students explored the culture, history, and aesthetics of the computer.
Areas of Study: Media Studies

Questions about Google: An Interview with Valerie Streit (MA '06)

Valerie Streit (MA '06), a graduate of NYU Steinhardt's media ecology program, talks about her work life at Google.
Areas of Study: Media Studies

Making an Impact through Public Relations: An Interview with Shalon Roth (BS '05)

Since her graduation in 2005, Shalon Roth has worked on the front lines of public relations and communications agencies.
Areas of Study: Media Studies

“Coffee is Crucial”: An Interview with Jordan Cohen (BS ’11), The New York Times

Jordan Cohen (BS ’11) serves as Senior Director of communications at The New York Times.
Areas of Study: Media Studies

Award-Winning Book Offers Cultural History of Color TV

In her book Bright Signals: A History of Color Television (Duke University Press), MCC Associate Professor Susan Murray positions the story of color television within a broader cultural history of twentieth-century aesthetics. In tracing the development and commercial introduction of the technology, she considers the way the idea of color was debated, theorized, and monetized.
Areas of Study: Media Studies
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