Brooklyn, NY
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
69%
31%
student ratio
16
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
January 5
fall application deadline
93%
acceptance rate
1 Degree Offered
degrees offered

Overview

Master of Arts in Media Studies

The media studies program at Pratt is an intensive program shaped in relation to Pratt's art/design/architecture environment and to the burgeoning mediascape and lively social space and theoretical scene of Brooklyn and New York City. Classes are small, following seminar and workshop formats, and all classes are taught by professors. Media emergence is rapidly transforming experience, society, and knowledge. The program is designed to foster the investigation of many of the significant social, political, cultural, economic, and aesthetic questions of the present by drawing both on the historical record of media forms as well as on cutting-edge theory regarding nation, political economy, gender and sexuality, race, aesthetic form, screen studies, and the like. The curriculum emphasizes studies of media, in their various forms, including film, video, television, radio, writing and computer-mediated forms of convergence. Guided by a diverse faculty, students study the logics and logistics of media and mediation, and explore cultural technologies of expression, representation, and manipulation, along with the aesthetic, economic, and political contexts in which such media operate. They also work on textual analysis, interpretation and semiotics. Students gain expertise in media history, media theory and media practice. Applications for admission to the Master of Arts in Media Studies are due January 5 for the following fall; the program accepts fall entrants only. Applicants should have BA, BS, or BFA degrees from accredited institutions. Candidates will submit (1) a statement of purpose in which they describe their interest in the program; (2) 10-20 pages of relevant writing sample(s), with emphasis on analytical writing about media; (3) transcripts of undergraduate coursework; and (4) 3 letters of recommendation. All applicants follow the standard admission process for graduate programs at Pratt.


Location & Contact

Program in Media Studies

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Pratt Institute

200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205-3899
United States

Arlene Keizer

Chair

Phone: 718-636-3421
Email: akeizer@pratt.edu

Natalie Capannelli

Director of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 718-636-3551
Fax: 718-399-4242
Email: ncapanne@pratt.edu

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Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Media Studies Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 6
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Thesis Required
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

93% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 44
    • Accepted 41
    • Acceptance Rate 93
    • Enrolled 7
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $90
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 5th January 5th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesBA, BS, or BFA from accredited institution; statement of purpose; 10-20 pages of relevant writing samples; transcripts of undergraduate coursework; three letters of recommendation
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students16
    • Female Percentage69%
    • Male Percentage31%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students16
    • Part-time Percentage12%
    • Full-time Percentage88%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino12%
    • Black / African American19%
    • White / Caucasian31%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian6%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown or International Student31%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported


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