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721 BROADWAY, 6TH FLOOR • NEW YORK, NY 10003-6807 • 212-998-1600
CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT:
Associate Professor Antonia Lant
DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES:
Associate Professor Zhen Zhang
George Amberg Memorial Film Study Center aids students and faculty in research and course work. It is the access site for the department's collection of film, video, and archival material, including the William K. Everson Collection.
Master of Arts Program in Cinema Studies
The M.A. program is a self-contained curriculum that provides the student with an advanced course of study in the history, theory, and criticism of film and the moving image. Students also have the opportunity to pursue internships for credit at film libraries and archives in the city or in the film and media industries in order to further their professional development. Many lecture classes are offered in the evening for the convenience of working students. Graduates of the program have gone on to successful careers as film curators, programmers, preservationists, critics, and educators as well as filmmakers, screenwriters, and industry professionals.
Doctor of Philosophy Program in Cinema Studies
Although instruction, administration, and financial aid are provided by the Tisch School of the Arts (TSOA), graduate degrees in cinema studies are conferred by New York University through the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS). Admission is granted by both schools. Applications are processed by the Tisch School of the Arts. Applicants must submit a full application, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and GRE scores. In addition to materials required by the Tisch Office of Graduate Admissions, the applicant should send the following: (1) A written sample (10-20 pages) of the applicant’s work. This need not be on a film subject. However, a humanities paper is preferred to a science paper. The paper (more than one may be submitted) is evaluated for the potential it shows. (2) A short essay (500 words) describing the applicant’s educational goals. This essay should include how one’s experience, whether in school or out, relates to one’s goals as a student in the Department of Cinema Studies. All material—application forms, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and essays—should be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, 726 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10003-6807. Please note that the GSAS application is not acceptable, and all applicants must use the TSOA application.
Advanced Certificate in Culture and Media
The Advanced Certificate in Culture and Media was initiated in the fall of 1986 as an interdisciplinary course of study combining the rich resources of the Departments of Cinema Studies and Anthropology at NYU. This program provides a focused course of graduate studies integrating production work with theory and research into the uses and meanings of media in a range of communities and cultures. Please refer to the Culture and Media section of the bulletin for more information and program requirements.