The Masters of Arts program in Cinema and Media Studies at the College of Staten Island is uniquely situated in the most vibrant media capital in the world. Our select and markedly international student body thus has direct access to New York City's extraordinary media archives, museums, theaters, galleries, and libraries, enriching and extending what is learned in the classroom.
Students accepted into the program undertake a challenging two-year curriculum that spans core knowledge in media history, theory, criticism, and production to develop research, writing, and media-making skills in preparation for careers in academia, the arts, or media-related professions.
Students are encouraged to work one-on-one with an engaged diverse faculty composed of active distinguished film scholars and historians, and prominent film, video and digital media artists. In addition, our students have the rare opportunity to combine coursework in both theory and practice, completing either a written or media production thesis, with resources including a digital media lab and a television studio.
Our growing Program is intended to usher cinema and media studies into a new era of global intellectual and creative exchange.