Global Media Studies Magnet
Discover your story
The Global Media Studies (GMS) magnet is a four-year, project-based program focused on social justice themes and communication arts. GMS students are encouraged and supported as they explore the pressing issues facing the planet via their social studies, English and elective classes. Students learn to communicate their ideas through meaningful film and animation projects, which are featured in our biannual film and cultural festivals.
The heart of our program is our two-story, 6,000-square-foot professional production and classroom facility. The Media Center houses a green screen studio, a control booth with a TriCaster multi-camera switcher, elaborate television sets donated by Nickelodeon, and plenty of space for computers and editing. Students have access to professional film editing software (Final Cut Pro X), Sony A7R Mark III and Canon EOS C300 advanced video cameras, as well as Canon XA35 and Canon 80D DSLRs, in addition to professional grip and lighting equipment, dollies, sliders, cranes, and hand-held stabilization devices.
"Stories are powerful because they transport us into other people's worlds but, in doing that, they change the way our brains work and potentially change our brain chemistry - and that's what it means to be a social creature"