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:
- 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.
- Tier 2 consists of elective courses, divided between production and design workshops and seminars.
- 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
Fonder and CEO, NetInformer Corp.
Principal, Local Projects
CEO and Co-Founder, Networked Organisms, LLC
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
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