Emerging Media

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Emerging Media Programs

New York University is a leader in the field of emerging media. Our students and faculty are exploring and creating new communications technologies and applications that harness emerging media for art, education, entertainment, business, and human well-being. These programs are especially relevant for students with interests in app development; software design; game design, development, or engineering; digital photography and film; music technology; digital arts; interaction design; digital graphics; media studies; human-computer interfaces; or other forms of emerging media.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology (Minor) New York

New York City is home to major sectors of the entertainment and media industries, including media conglomerates, network and cable television, independent film, book, and magazine publishing, marketing and advertising companies, and digital start-ups. This cross-school minor provides a foundation in the business of media and entertainment and how technology impacts these industries.
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Digital Art and Design (Minor) New York

The minor in Digital Art and Design provides students from across the University with technical training, visual communication and digital fabrication skills, along with enhanced creative thinking and critical problem solving abilities.
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Digital Communications and Media (BS) New York

The BS in Digital Communications and Media addresses the demand for professionals in the converging and fast-changing media environment. Students acquire the most current knowledge of media concepts and participate in focused, hands-on classes in a chosen area of concentration, including time-based media: video and motion design, or interactive media: web and mobile devices. This program is based in the McGee division and is intended for adult students, not traditional undergraduates.
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Film and New Media (BA) Abu Dhabi

The BA in Film and New Media emphasizes interdisciplinary and global approaches to film and new media. Students develop critical and interpretive skills for making and understanding documentary, experimental, narrative, and interactive styles of film and new media, and learn the methods and theoretical models for analyzing film, new media and their histories.
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Game Design (BFA) New York

The BFA in Game Design looks at games as a creative form of art. Students learn about game design, game development, and game scholarship, preparing them for careers as game designers, developers, scholars, and critics.
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Game Engineering (Minor) New York

The Game Engineering Minor emphasizes mastery of computer programming skills relevant to game engineering, combined with hands-on practice building games with others in studio-style courses, and electives drawn from NYU’s broad offerings in the games domain.
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Individualized Concentration (BA) in New Media

At the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, students consult with their advisers to develop individualized, interdisciplinary concentrations that allow them to explore all forms of existing and emerging technologies. By creating a responsive, interdisciplinary curriculum that expands their knowledge and practical skills, students create, use, and evaluate media and technology—from the development of software and apps to storytelling, the moving image, and the construction of virtual spaces.
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Integrated Digital Media (BS, BS/MS, Minor) New York

The minor, BS, and BS/MS in Integrated Digital Media are intended for students interested in developing their knowledge and practical skills in digital media production technology. Students learn theoretical context and also gain hands-on production expertise in various areas, such as digital filmmaking, web design, 3D graphics, game design, and digital audio.
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Interactive Media (Concentration) Abu Dhabi

Students in the Interactive Media concentration are expected to engage with the ideas offered by their coursework in the core curriculum and in their majors and imagine how those ideas might be communicated with new media technologies.
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Interactive Media Arts (BS) Shanghai

The BS in Interactive Media Arts explores the expressive possibilities brought about by emerging forms of technology, media, and communication. Students create interactive systems that connect people, facilitate participation, convey information, communicate stories, enhance experiences, and bring meaning and delight to people's lives. This may involve the development of software, the manipulation of digital media, the fabrication of material objects, the production of electronic devices, the construction of virtual and physical spaces, or the investigation of as yet unrealized forms.
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Media, Culture, and Communication (BS, Minor) New York

The Department of Media, Culture, and Communication's Bachelor of Science degree is grounded in the liberal arts, providing students with the necessary tools to understand the sociological, political, and cultural aspects of media technologies and systems.
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Music Technology (BM, BM/MM) New York

The Music Technology program prepares students for careers in Audio Mastering, Audio-Visual Production and Post Production, Multimedia, Recording Engineering, Scoring for Film and Multimedia, and Software Development.
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Music Theory and Composition, concentration in Scoring for Film and Multimedia (BM) New York

This concentration offers students intensive professional training to develop the diverse skill sets required for writing music for today’s film and media industries. Students become adept in virtual, traditional and hybrid orchestration, conforming midi and audio cues, score preparation, music editing, sample library creation, and audio production. They complete the program with professional and diverse portfolios, having benefited from opportunities to record with a variety of ensembles, from hybrid sessions with virtuosic soloists to scoring for string and symphonic orchestras featuring the top studio musicians in New York.
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Photography & Imaging

Centered on the making and understanding of images, this program offers students both the intensive focus of an arts curriculum while demanding a broad grounding in the liberal arts. As a Photography & Imaging major, you’ll work closely with faculty advisors to design a rigorous program of study that suits your passions and challenges you to expand your conceptual and technical boundaries. 
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Recorded Music (BFA) New York

The Recorded Music BFA program is designed to provide professional training for students who aim to succeed as creative entrepreneurs in the music industry.
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Studio Art (BFA, Minor) New York

The BFA in Studio Art is designed to study forms and ideas together. The interdisciplinary curriculum includes painting, drawing, sculpture and installation, photography, video, digital art, performance, metals, ceramics, design and praxis courses.
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GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Dance, concentration in Dance and New Media (MFA) New York

This concentration offers students an intensive exploration of existing and emerging technologies. Coursework provides both technical and artistic training in the creation, performance, and documentation of works. Areas of research include cinematic dance practices, multimedia performance, streaming media, interactive computing, motion tracking, innovation in dance documentation, and the development of other hardware and software tools for dance. Students will engage in Dance and New Media courses while participating in the Tisch Dance MFA curriculum.
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Digital Media Design for Learning (MA, Adv Certificate) New York

The Digital Media Design for Learning program prepares students to create, use, and evaluate media and technology for learning, from software and websites to video and mobile phone applications.
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Educational Communication and Technology (PhD) New York

The PhD program in Educational Communication and Technology is a rigorous research-oriented doctorate that prepares scholars who study the relationship between people, technology/media, and learning in all contexts.
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Game Design (MFA) New York

The MFA in Game Design explores the design, analysis, and development of games as a creative practice.
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Games for Learning (MS) New York

The MS program in Games for Learning prepares students to create, use, and evaluate digital games for the specific purpose of learning in formal and informal settings.
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Individualized Concentration (MA) in New Media

At the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, students consult with their advisers to develop individualized, interdisciplinary concentrations that allow them to explore all forms of existing and emerging technologies. By creating a responsive, interdisciplinary curriculum that expands their knowledge and practical skills, students create, use, and evaluate media and technology—from the development of software and apps to storytelling, the moving image, and the construction of virtual spaces.
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Integrated Digital Media (BS/MS, MS) New York

The MS and BS/MS& in Integrated Digital Media are intended for students interested in developing their knowledge and practical skills in digital media production technology. Students learn theoretical context and also gain hands-on production expertise in various areas, such as digital filmmaking, web design, 3D graphics, game design, and digital audio.
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ITP [Interactive Telecommunications Program] (MPS) New York

The mission of the ITP program is to explore the imaginative use of communications technologies — how they might augment, improve, and bring delight and art into people's lives.
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Media, Culture, and Communication (MA, PhD) New York

The MA program in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University offers a rigorous examination of topics at the intersections of media and culture. The PhD program offers specializations in the areas of: global and transcultural studies, technology and society, visual culture and sound studies, media institutions and politics, and critical theories of media and communication.
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Music Technology (BM/MM, MM, PhD) New York

Music Technology Program prepares students for careers in Audio Mastering, Audio-Visual Post Production, Computer Programming, Recording Engineering, Research and Development, Scoring for Film and Multimedia, Signal Processing, and Video Game Audio Production. Students are able to develop expertise within an academic setting where learning by creative experimentation is encouraged.
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Music Theory and Composition, concentration in Scoring for Film and Multimedia (MM) New York

This concentration offers students intensive professional training to develop the diverse skill sets required for writing music for today’s film and media industries. Students become adept in virtual, traditional and hybrid orchestration, conforming midi and audio cues, score preparation, music editing, sample library creation, and audio production. They complete the program with professional and diverse portfolios, having benefited from opportunities to record with a variety of ensembles, from hybrid sessions with virtuosic soloists to scoring for string and symphonic orchestras featuring the top studio musicians in New York.
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Studio Art (MFA) New York

The MFA program in Studio Art offers students the opportunity to study with accomplished artists and scholars within an interdisciplinary setting. The program provides students with private studios and access to facilities in painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography, digital media, and sculpture.
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