IMA-NY Registration Guide (2024)

Fall ’24 IMA-NY Registration Advising

The following information applies to Fall 2024 Registration. If you have any questions about registration or academic advisement, please email

IMA Program Structure Links

Old IMA Program Structure For students who entered IMA previous to Fall 2022
New IMA Program Structure For students who joined IMA in Fall 2022 to current

Group Advising Session Recordings

You can watch our IMA Group Advising Session for your program structure. See the IMA Program Structure Links section above to check which structure matches your DPR / Advising Spreadsheet. Let us know if you have any questions.

Group Advising Session Slide

You can view our slide presentation for the IMA Group Advising Session and also click on the resources inside the slide.

Capstone Session Recording

For students interested in Capstone, you can watch our IMA Capstone Session. Let us know if you have any questions.

Tell Us What You Think

If you joined or watched our sessions, take our quick surveys and share your opinion! The surveys are anonymous.

More Registration Details…

IMA Courses

The IMA New York Fall 2024 course list is available on IMA Course Listings site. This listing includes the IMA Category listing in the “Categories” section.

Registration in Albert begins April 15th (view and add to your calendar). Please log into Albert to see your individual registration appointment time. You can see class-specific dates and other important term deadlines for this semester on this page

IMA majors have priority registration for IMA courses although these courses will open to other NYU students 1 week after registration begins. Please do not delay in registering and if you have issues with registering in Albert, please contact us.

Department consent holds for IMA courses will be cleared by the official registration date.

Courses Outside of IMA

For courses outside of IMA that may count towards required IMA electives, please see the IMA Interchange. This site is always a work in progress so if you come across or find courses that you think should count towards IMA courses, please contact us.

The Interchange lists courses from many programs throughout the University, including Tisch’s Game Design, Tandon’s IDM, Tisch’s Open Arts, Steinhardt’s MCC, CAS’s Computer Science, Steinhardt’s Studio Art. Each department has its own procedures for registering so if there is a question, please contact the individual department for registration instructions.

When using the Interchange, please be sure you are looking at classes that are offered in Fall 2024. Classes will all be listed with that category and further organized by the IMA category that they fulfill. The Featured page lists courses that may be of particular interest to IMA students.

Important Note:

IMA students cannot take SPS courses for credit.

ITP Courses

IMA Juniors and Seniors may register directly in Albert for ITP courses. They will be available for registration on June 18th. Please do not count on any particular ITP course being open and fill out your schedule with alternate classes in advance of this.

IMA Faculty Mentors & IMA Advisement

You have each been assigned a “Faculty Mentor” and this is a full time faculty member whom you are required to meet with. They are assigned to you to talk through your overall plans, trajectory, career path, course recommendations, and interests. They do not handle the technical advising processes in Albert or tracking course allocations.

Our IMA Advisement Team is here to help you answer more academic or technical questions, such as “will this class count for this category,” “I’m having problems with Albert,” or “I need to transfer in credits.” For administrative or academic advising questions, please email or you can schedule a meeting with us through NYU Connect.  

Transfer Student Advising

We will share your individual advising “spreadsheet” with you that includes all of the classes you have taken so far and which requirement they fulfill. You can discuss this preliminary breakdown with an academic advisor to make sure you agree with the assessment.

IMA Degree Progress Reports

You can check your Degree Progress Report through Albert.

IMA Advisement will also share your individual advising “spreadsheet” with you that includes all of the classes you have taken so far and which requirement they fulfill. You can discuss this preliminary breakdown with an academic advisor to make sure you agree with the assessment.

Important NOTE:

We are working on all advising spreadsheets. If you have not yet received your spreadsheet, you will be emailed as soon as we complete your sheet.

AP, IB, and Advanced Standing Credits

We do not apply AP, IB, or Advanced Standing credits automatically.  You have to ask to have them applied to your transcript. 

You can begin the process of transferring your credits once you are a Sophomore (or have completed your 1st year). There are a variety of reasons for this mostly relating to Visas, Financial Aid, and Graduation timing. Please contact us to discuss. The summer is a best time to take care of that.

Important NOTE:

Many of these courses count for various requirements. Please make sure you are not taking a repetitive class because you cannot get credit for an AP, IB or Advanced Standing credit and the class equivalent if you take the credits at NYU. You can transfer a max of 32 credits and only 8 credits will count towards Liberal Arts Elective credits.

Global Programs

Office of Global Programs runs a large number of programs around the world that may interest you.

Some of these include:

NYU Abu Dhabi
Full degree granting campus with an Interactive Media Department
NYU Shanghai
Full campus with the original IMA program that offers a wide variety of IMA classes
NYU Berlin
AR and the Gallery (offered every semester beginning Fall 2020)
Creative Experiments in Emerging Music Technologies (2-point course offered by Tisch Recorded Music)
NYU Tel Aviv
Health Tech & the Startup EcoSystem: The Emergency Care System Challenge (2-point beginning Fall 2020)
Entrepreneurship Program / Internship Program
Program in Archeology
NYU Buenos Aires
NYU Paris
Computer Science Pathway (Machine Learning, Computer Security, Operating Systems, Data Structures)
IRCAM – Sound Design & Spatialization (Steinhart Music Tech pathway)

For more information:

Spend time looking at all the amazing other classes and sites!
Global Study Planner – If you search for “core” here, it will show what will be offered where and in what semester
Cost estimates / Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Policies and Procedures

The Tisch bulletin is a publication of Tisch’s Office of Student Affairs. Student Affairs is also here to help you with almost any concern while in our program. Please familiarize you with Tisch School of the Arts’ policies and procedures.

Much of the information contained here will affect you on an ongoing basis – matters, such as academic standards, grading policies, registration regulations, degree requirements, etc. We expect you to become conversant with these policies and procedures that you will need as a NYU/IMA student.

A detailed breakdown of the services offered by Student Affairs is included in the bulletin, as well as a detailed listing of Tisch administrators. In addition, you can learn more about Tisch and individual Tisch departments.

If you do not find the answer to your questions in the bulletin, write, call, or stop by Tisch Office of Student Affairs:

Address:726 Broadway, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10003