Jay New, MFA

Assistant Professor, Department of Cinematic Arts

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5875


Jay New is an assistant professor in the Department of Cinematic Arts. He completed his Master of Fine Arts in Film and TV Production at the University of Southern California in 2012. He has worked as an educator since 2003, and in film production since 2006 for Nickelodeon, Reel EFX, BET, and NBA2K, as well as on numerous commercials, music videos, shows, and features. As a writer, director, or producer, his films have screened at Short Corner of Cannes, Youth Film Fest Beijing, Washington DC Deaf Film Fest, and others.

Jay also maintains part-time endeavors in mathematics, and his ongoing investigation centers around combining and consulting with the scientific community on advancing our understanding of aesthetics.


  • MFA, Film and TV Production, University of Southern California
  • BFA, English Composition, Union University

Academic Area

  • School of Visual and Performing Arts (College of the Arts)
    • Department of Cinematic Arts


  • Aesthetics
  • Cinema Production: Development, Pre-Production, and Production
  • Cinematography
  • Screenwriting

Courses Taught

  • CINE 160 – Introduction to Digital Filmmaking
  • CINE 260 – Cinema-TV Production I
  • CINE 280 – Writing the Short Screenplay
  • CINE 317 – Cinematic Design (Aesthetics)
  • CINE 335 – Cinema-TV Production II

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 5 - 6 p.m.