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SMS Key Spaces Tour

This post is part of the SMS Advising Series for New Students. All posts are designed and curated to make the lives of newly admitted students much easier. From academic resources to having a social life in NYC, we want to make sure that our students get the best of ALL worlds!

SMS Key Spaces Tour

Navigating your way around a campus can tend to be quite hectic at times especially if you don’t know where everything is. To help you ease your way into the first week of classes, we have compiled a list of all the key spaces you need to know in the department. For our online students, we hope that they get a chance to visit us on campus someday, but in the meantime, this should help you visualize where all the creativity lives!



Most of the Media Studies and Media Management classes take place in the 6 East 16th Street building. Elevators are usually busy as we share the building with other schools, hence it is always a good idea to show up a few extra minutes ahead of the time for class. 

School of Media Studies Office: 

School of Media Studies Front Desk

The SMS Office is located on the 16th Floor at 79 5th Avenue and hosts the offices of the SMS Advising Team and Faculty Members. Advising meetings and consultations with faculty members take place here unless otherwise specified. 

Loft Area SMS Office: The Loft Area at the SMS Office is a space for students to work in a group or individually when needed. Small events can be hosted in this space as well with advance bookings. 

Loft Area

List Center Library:

List Center Library Entrance and Study Rooms

Located on the 8th Floor of the 6 East 16th Street Building, this library is perfect for independent or group study. There is a wide range of books across many topics available at this location. Additionally, there are also rooms available to book in advance if you want a space to conduct a group meeting or study on your own. 

6th Floor, 6 East 16th Street: 

This floor has a host of resources available for SMS students:

  1. Film Office: Located at Room 608, the Media Studies Film Office offers specialized equipment with a focus on Video Production; Film and Digital. This equipment is only available to a specific group of students and faculty.  Students who are currently enrolled in specific classes in the Media Studies program can check out equipment. This includes Film 2, Film 4,Digital Video Production*, Documentary Production Workshop*, Independent Study, Filmmaking Studio 1, Experiments in 16mm Filmmaking, and Advanced Experimental Film.

Film Office

2. Laptop Checkout: New School students can check out laptops for up to four hours for their use in the case that they don’t have one. Laptops may be checked out for up to 4 hours and must be returned on the same day.
 Terms are outlined at checkout.

Laptop Checkout on 6th Floor

3. Study Area: The 6th Floor also has an extensive area where students can convene for group projects, independent study or just hang out during classes.. 

Study Area on 6th Floor

4. Labs: There are editing labs located on the 6th Floor in rooms 605 and 607 with specialized computers required for audiovisual editing. These computer systems are open for use for students unless a class is scheduled to take place. 

Editing Lab 607 on 6th Floor

5. Printing: All New School students get printing points that they can use to complete printing tasks. The 6th Floor has top notch Black and White as well as colour printers for student use. Resources are also available for Plotting, color printing & oversized scanning. 

Printing Stations on 6th Floor

Studio: Rooms 609/610 on the 6th Floor serve as a studio where some of the practical courses take place. Additionally, this space is also available for booking for students to film their projects and assignments.

Written and curated by: Eliya Raza Shamsi

Eliya Raza Shamsi a New York/Karachi based Digital Content Enthusiast, Ailurophile and Potterhead pursuing her Masters in Media Management at The New School. She has worked as a Copywriter, Production Manager and Digital Media Strategist in Karachi, Pakistan. In addition to currently serving as the Graduate Student Advisor at the School of Media Studies, she also works as a Producer for various short film and music video projects here in New York.

Also check out our 3 Amazing Discounts to Take Advantage of as a New School Student, Three Ways to Connect with Fellow TNS Students,  4 Online Resources Offered by The New School5 On-Campus Resources You NEED to Know,  Who is Media Studies Advising? , Tips on Thriving in your First Semester and What to Expect at Orientation posts!

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