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Program in Media Studies School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Pratt Institute

  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Private
  • Urban
  • 58%42%
    student ratio
  • 12
    total students
  • $26,478 | $26,478
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 5
    fall application deadline
  • 90%
    acceptance rate
  • 1 Degree
    degrees/awards offered


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

Maria Damon


Phone: 718-636-3790

Ms. Young Hah

Director of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 718-636-3683
Fax: 718-399-4242

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Media Studies Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • 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 Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


90% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 43
    • Accepted 39
    • Acceptance Rate 90
    • Enrolled 12
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic Not Reported
    • Application Fee - International Not Reported
    • Electronic applications accepted? Not Reported
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 5th Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported 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 DegreesNot Reported

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$26,478
    • Out-of-state tuition *$26,478
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$1,830.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students12
    • Female Percentage58%
    • Male Percentage42%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students12
    • Part-time Percentage8%
    • Full-time Percentage92%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino8%
    • Black / African American8%
    • White / Caucasian67%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian8%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown9%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty12
    • Full-time Percentage75%
    • Part-time Percentage25%
    • Female Percentage50%
    • Male Percentage50%




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