Public Engagement

Student Work Showcases

  • The School of Media Studies offers a variety of venues in which students can present the results of their academic research and creative work such as short films, documentaries, Internet and social media projects, music videos, and radio programs. Having access to the resources of a large university in New York City is a key advantage. The activities listed below are sponsored by the School of Media Studies, but our students also benefit from the resources and activities of The New School as a whole.

    Ruff Cuts

    New School graduate students exhibit and discuss their works-in-progress in this popular media workshop and screening series. Presenting students receive constructive feedback on their film, video, and audio work. Media Studies faculty members and invited professionals attend each session and participate in a dialogue and critique with students.


    Kinoscope is a screening series designed to foster dialogue about film as cinematic art. Kinoscope events include discussion and analysis at the end of each program.

    Mixed Messages

    This annual exhibition showcases outstanding creative work by graduate students in the School of Media Studies. Selected by a panel of distinguished jurors, projects include installations, interactive experiences, Web-based projects, and works on paper. View the 2018 Mixed Messages program for a look at student work selected for last year's showcase.

    Fine Cuts

    This annual event features film and video works produced by students taking graduate, undergraduate, and certificate classes in the School of Media Studies. Finalists are selected by an external jury of film professionals. The screening is followed by a faculty-led Q&A session with the student media makers; an awards ceremony, including a prize for Best in Show and Audience Favorite; and a reception for students, guests, and faculty. View the 2018 Fine Cuts program for a look at student work selected for last year's showcase.

    Truth Be Told Documentary Festival

    This annual three-night event offers public screenings of short films made by students in the School of Media Studies' graduate certificate program in Documentary Media Studies. View the 2018 Truth Be Told program for a look at student work selected for last year's showcase.


    Immediacy is a student-centered online journal produced by the School of Media Studies that provides a space for fresh approaches and perspectives on the understanding of media.