In 1973, a group of broadcast industry professionals, dissatisfied with what was available in the way of educational options, set out to form a school unlike any in existence – a school dedicated to real-world professional training for Broadcasting. The emphasis was, as it is today, on a hands-on, skill-oriented education. From the first graduating class in February of 1974 it was apparent that the concept would be successful, as one by one, graduates began their professional careers and The New School began making media history….
By the early 1990’s, the same need that was seen some twenty years earlier for on-air talent was identified in the field of Television. After several years of close collaboration with local television engineering and broadcasting personnel, the addition of a new television curriculum was added.
As industry demands continued for professionally trained staff, The New School developed subsequent programs in Broadcast Journalism, Digital Audio Recording for Music, Film and Video, Music Video Production, Digital Film Production and Multi-Media.
Today, The New School is proud to be the oldest school in the State of New York dedicated to every aspect of Electronic and Broadcast Media offering programs designed to provide graduates with real-world skills and solid employment foundations.
Through the years, The New School has developed new cutting edge programs, always looking forward to the world of today and tomorrow. Programs have grown and become more inclusive. But the basic philosophy of small class size, individual attention and a caring, professional staff has not changed. As with our first graduating class in 1974, graduates of today are embarking on new careers and aspirations armed with the skills necessary to succeed in their chosen fields.