Culture and Media

  • IMG - Lang Culture and MediaStudents can study culture and media as a major (BA, Culture and Media), a minor, or a self-designed major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts). A bachelor's-master's degree option is also available.

    Are you passionate about culture? Media plays a central role in politics, economics, business, education, art, and entertainment. Understanding how media is produced and consumed is key to understanding cultures around the world. Gain the critical research and production skills you need to understand and engage with media. 

    In this program, you’ll use traditional and emergent disciplines to examine the relationship of culture and media, including 

    • Print
    • Film
    • Television
    • Radio
    • The Internet

    Investigate methods of using media as a tool for social change. Gain production skills in digital media. Develop the creative confidence to put your ideas into action.

    The University and New York City

    While Lang offers the atmosphere and intimacy of a small, private college, it is also part of The New School — a leading progressive university in New York City. At The New School, you'll get personal, hands-on training from esteemed professors already well-versed and connected within their areas of study. The New School offers screenings, talks by industry leaders, and many opportunities for you to showcase your work.

    As the global center of culture and media, New York offers a wealth of opportunities and resources. Students have interned for The Colbert Report, MTV, the New Yorker, Paramount, HBO, Sony Entertainment, and other media and cultural organizations.

    Career Paths

    The rapidly changing global communications environment calls for professionals trained to analyze and create media arts and studies. A degree in Culture and Media Studies can lead to a career you care about:

    • Production-based work in film, television, and entertainment
    • Screenwriting for television, Web-based media, and motion pictures
    • Curatorship and programming
    • Creating content, design, and platforms for Web-based media
    • Public relations and marketing
    • Journalism, movie and arts criticism, reporting, and commentary
    • Cultural criticism and commentary
    • Graduate studies in related areas