Departmental Requirements FAQ

What kind of classes does ITP offer?

Please see our website for the current course listing. ITP provides a “hands-on” approach to teaching and classes tend to be project-driven.

ITP courses are divided into 3 Tiers:

  1. Tier 1 are Foundation Courses and are required of all students in the department. If a student has particular knowledge and experience in an area that a Foundation Course covers, then the class may be waived with the approval of an ITP academic advisor.
  2. Tier 2 consists of elective courses, divided between production and design workshops and seminars.
  3. Tier 3 is the final thesis project where students work on a semester-long project which demonstrates competence in the field and is required of all students.

What kind of professors teach in the department?

ITP has a core group of exceptional full-time faculty, which is augmented by a wide-ranging community of adjunct faculty members who are new media industry leaders. The faculty come from such areas as art, industrial design, computer science, game design, writing, media theory, and consulting, just to name a few.  They bring their expertise from the real world to the collaborative classroom experience.

Please see the Faculty & Adjunct links for bios on our faculty members.

Can I collaborate with fellow ITP students? What about with students from other departments?

Collaboration with other ITP students is a given, and happens in almost every class. This is an important emphasis of the department. ITP students wishing to foster collaborations with students from other graduate programs may certainly do so, but in such cases they would be expected to make their own connections, sometimes through the Tisch Graduate Student Organization (GSO), a governing body made up of student representatives from all the Tisch graduate departments.

Can I take classes in another department?

ITP students can take up to 8 credits outside of the department. Students need the approval of an ITP academic advisor and approval from the other department. The classes need to be on the graduate level and related to the ITP course of study.

Can I transfer graduate credits from other schools?

Students who have graduate credits that have not already been used towards the completion of a degree may be considered for transfer of credits towards ITP. ITP accepts up to 8 transfer credits. These credits need to be on the graduate level and related to the ITP course of study. Students need to have received an excellent grade (A) in any course they wish to transfer. Students need to provide the department with transcripts, course descriptions and syllabi. Acceptance of transfer credits is subject to the approval of the Chair.

Does ITP offer any online or distance learning courses?

ITP does not have any online courses and does not have any plans for any in the near future. Online courses do not share the same general philosophy of the department where collaboration and group work are essential to the learning process.

How does ITP keep in touch with the larger new media industry?

ITP regularly hosts special events that are open to current students, alumni and faculty of the department. At least once a week, guest speakers present to the students on various topics related to the industry. Past speakers have included new media entrepreneurs, multimedia artists, new media lawyers, educators, and alumni. See the News & Events page.

ITP also coordinates recruitment with various new media companies and organizations seeking to hire current students and alumni for intern, freelance, and full-time positions.

Where do ITP alumni work after graduation?

ITP alumni tend to find jobs in all industries doing many different kinds of work. Because we have such a diverse population of students coming from all different backgrounds, the type of work that is available to the ITP alumni is equally diverse. Some start their own businesses, others work for web development companies, and others work for large and small agencies in all industries such as the non-profit sector, education, the art world, exhibit design and e-commerce, to name just a few.

ITP graduates hold such job titles as:

Creative Director, Frog Design

Director of Strategic Planning, Digital Media, Microsoft Corporation

Senior Creative Director, IBM.com

Senior Vice President of Marketing, Infinium Labs

Director of Interactive Media, WNYC New York Public Radio

Director of New Media, Minnesota Public Radio

Digital Media Manager, American Museum of the Moving Image

Manager: Wireless Services, eSolutions, Sony Electronics

Executive Producer, R/GA

Producer of teenpeople.con, Time Interactive

Advanced Educational Systems, NYU School of Medicine

Multimedia Manager, IFC Digital Media (Independent Film Channel)

Production Manager of Multimedia, MTV Networks Creative Services

Project Manager, National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Senior Director of Business Development & E-Commerce Operations, Nickelodeon Online

Senior Director of Global Content, Office Depot

Director of Technology, Arts Engine, Inc.

Co-Founder and Managing/Creative Director, illumiSPACE (Taipei, Taiwan)

Chairperson, A.I. Republic (Taipei, Taiwan)

Head of Broadband Team, Times of India group, indiatimes.com

Director of Math, Science and Technology at a center for education and reform

Director of Project Development, NBC Universal

Vice President, Technology, Huffington Post

VP of Engineering, GroundedPower

VP/ Group Program Director, Moxie Interactive

Director of Research and Development, Media Innovations

Vice President, Senior Producer, area/code

VP, Executive Experience Director, Crispin Porter + Bogusky

Executive Director, Asia Society Online

Co-founder, Foursquare

Fonder and CEO, NetInformer Corp.

Principal, Local Projects

Co-Founders, WholeNote

CEO and Co-Founder, Networked Organisms, LLC

Co-Founder, BeeMe

Co-Founder, fabrickit

Founder, Uncommon Projects

CMO, Partner, Co-Founder, Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology

Founder, Cool Hunting

Co-Founder, Antenna Design

Interactive Designer, American Museum of Natural History

Interaction Designer of R&D and Asst Director, Media Innovations (Mexico City)

Interaction Designer, ESI Design

Interaction Design Researcher, People & Practices Group, Intel Research

Senior Interaction Designer, R/GA

Freelance Art Director, Designer, Interaction Designer – small design boutiques firms, startups, bigger ad agencies.

Interaction Designer Edwin Schlossberg Inc

Interaction Designer, Google

Interaction Designer, Antenna Design

User Experience Specialist, Nielsen Norman Group

UX designer at Code and Theory

IA and Usability Consulting

UX Designer, Cisco

Lead User Experience Designer, Method

Senior User Experience Designer, Snapfish

Director of User Experience, WebMD

Director of User Experience, Gilt Groupe

Senior UX Designer at a small interactive agency in Brooklyn that works mostly with foundations, non-profits, and educational organizations.

Senior User Experience Designer, LBi

User Experience Designer, Razorfish

Senior User Experience Designer, Scholastic

Senior Designer/ Project Lead, IDEO

Senior Designer, Pentagram Design

Systems and Graphic Designer, Shiseido

Designer, AvroKo

Senior Product Designer at Apple

Design Lead at Nokia’s Research Center

Visual Designer, Yahoo!

Lead Designer, Nokia

Multimedia Developer for Public Exhibitions, San Francisco Exploratorium

Exhibit Technician, New York Hall of Science

Designer of a new science centre to be opened in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Designer of an installation for a new engineering building at the University of Waterloo

Multimedia and Interactive Installation Designer, mainly for museums

Education Technology Specialist, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Professor, Meisei University, Tokyo, Japan

Assistant Professor at Parsons School of Design

Tenured Professor, Chair of media arts, New Mexico Highlands University

Associate Chair, Integrated Design Curriculum, Parson’s School of Design

Full-Time Faculty, Kansas City Art Institute

Resident, Microsoft Asia (Beijing)

IT Solutions Group, TBWAChiatDay

Film Festival Coordinator, Asian Cinevision

Content Strategist, Ogilvy Interactive

Artistic Director, New York Dance & Arts Innovations

Artist Resident, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center

Director, Web Analytics, The New York Times

Coordinator for the development of a Wi-Fi mesh network for Franklin D Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park (opening 2012)

Game Designer and Programmer, gameLab

Mobile Software Developer at R/GA

Mobile and Advanced TV Project Developer at NBC Universal

Web/Community Manager for AIGA

Open Source Project, competinghypotheses.org

Video Designer / Systems and Software Programmer for live-performance video, The Builders Association

Media Director for 3LD Art & Technology Center

Senior Technical Producer for the Asia Society

Creative Developer, Apple

After-school programs for young people in technology, creative digital media, Vision Education & Media

Frontline documentary called Digital Nation

Interactive Producer developing content and strategies for multiplatform productions

Small Mobile Prototyping Group at Yahoo!. Mobile.

Web Producer at BBC

Research & Development, Kickstarter

Interactive Designer, Bloomberg

Software Developer, Potion Design

Programming Director, The Tank

Director of Mobile and Social Media, Omnigon

Lead Creative Programmer, BBI Engineering

Recording Artist, Anticipate Recordings

Senior Project Manager, Oracle

Media Technology Developer, Museum of Modern Art

Kinetic Lighting Designer, Founder, Jason Krugman Design Studio

Senior New Media Advisor, eDiplomacy, State Department

Director, The WildLab

User Interface Designer, Samsung Electronics

Account Director, StrawberryFrog

Program Manager, Microsoft FUSE Labs

Senior Insights Researcher – Yahoo!

Freelance Art/Creative Director, BBDO