Why Study Child Development and Creative Media?

    Can media empower kids to be effective communicators, critical thinkers and makers, and active citizens? Dig into the eye-opening world of children’s media in the Child Development and Creative Media Minor. You’ll take both theoretical and applied courses and can apply for internships with Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, and other venerated children’s media makers.

    Why Study Child Development and Creative Media at MMC? 

    At MMC, you’ll learn child development from psychology experts, video production from working media-makers, and creative writing from published authors. In NYC, you’ll have access to some of the most renowned and well-regarded children’s media companies in the country, including Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, Disney, and Warner Bros. Combine theory and practice to jump start your career in this vital, emerging field.

    What You’ll Learn

    • Child Development Theories and Applications
    • Knowledge of Children’s Media Culture and Communication
    • Children’s TV Production and New Media Techniques
    • Creative Media Development

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    Program Highlights

    Students in Dr. Nava Silton?s Psychology and NYC Seminar courses pose for a photo at Sesame Workshop

    Study in the city with some of the world’s most renowned, productive and successful children’s media makers, like Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, and Disney.

    Psychology Professor Nava Silton teaches about the brain

    Build a strong background in child development and communication arts to best support your future work in this rapidly emerging field.

    Gain familiarity with video production techniques and creative media that will help expand your applied knowledge of the children’s media landscape.

    Careers and Outcomes

    Understanding human behavior can lead to insights and innovations for major industry. For that reason, a minor in Child Development and Creative Media can open doors in industries that go beyond the traditional areas of mental health. Our Psychology students build careers in research, medicine, creative arts therapies, management, analysis, human resources, and education. Many have also chosen to pursue advanced and professional degrees in psychology, counseling, and social work. You can find our alumni at:

    Post-Grad Experience

    • The Child Mind Institute
    • The Clinton Foundation
    • Research Labs at Columbia University and Icahn School of Medicine
    • NBC Universal
    • Sesame Workshop
    • Nickelodeon, Viacom
    • Disney
    • Center for HIV Educational Studies and Training

    Graduate and Doctoral Studies

    • Columbia University
    • Northwestern University
    • Smith College
    • Fordham University
    • Yeshiva University
    • Hunter College
    • New York University
    • CUNY Graduate Center
    • Yeshiva University

    Addy & Uno and Realabilities Programs

    Since 2011, students have worked alongside Nava Silton, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology at MMC, to create Addy & Uno, an off-Broadway musical, and Realabilities, a comic book series, that both star five characters with disabilities on a quest to save their school from bullies. These projects have created real tangible results in schools that have incorporated it as part of their curriculum—and it’s all thanks to the hard work of our students.

    Learn more about the Realabilities Program

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