The program will be based at NYU’s new Media, Technology and Arts (MTA) facility at 370 Jay Street in Brooklyn, NY. We are housed next to our sister program, the Integrated Digital Media (IDM) BS program at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering. The two programs overlap in several areas, and share some faculty, facilities, and electives. The principal difference is that the Tisch BFA is accompanied by liberal arts core, while the Tandon BS is accompanied by an engineering core. Students wishing to do so may apply to both programs.
NYU offers an extraordinary range of intellectual and global opportunities, and the IMA BFA is designed to let students pursue those opportunities. In addition to classes offered at IMA, courses that can fulfill requirements for the major are offered in departments as varied as Film and Television; Media, Culture, and Communication; Computer Science; Business, and Anthropology on the Washington Square Campus in Manhattan. Our students can take advantage of the Leslie Entrepreneurs Lab to connect, collaborate, and tap into a vast array of resources to help develop their ideas and inventions into startup companies.
Life at NYU
Even within the busy setting of New York City, NYU students can experience many of the traditional college lifestyle experiences. From fraternities and sororities, to university athletics or intramural teams, student unions, religious and spiritual groups, activity clubs, activism, gaming groups – there are countless university-wide and Tisch School clubs for students to become involved while at NYU. Student life is an important part of the NYU experience.
NYU is a world-class research institution that gives students access to an incredible library system, brilliant guest speakers and lecturers, exclusive events and opportunities, and cutting edge technologies. As a global university, students have the opportunity to study abroad in more than 13 locations worldwide, including Berlin, Buenos-Aires, Sydney, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi.
Life in New York City
ITP and IMA will be located in the Center for Media, Technology and Arts (MTA) at 370 Jay Street in downtown Brooklyn, the new epicenter of creative energy in New York City. IMA students will take advantage of the diverse and vibrant urban campus that is NYU, including classes and events at our Greenwich Village campus, a few subways stops away across the East River.
Students at NYU take advantage of the hundreds of cultural events that take place in the city everyday, free access to the world-class museums and libraries, beautiful parks and urban architecture, sports, concerts, films – there is so much to see and do in New York, it’s no wonder that NYU is one of the most desired undergraduate urban universities in the country. An undergraduate education is much more than a degree, it’s the start of a lifetime of learning. In this way, the city itself serves as one of the University’s greatest resources.
Housing and Transportation
With several residence halls across the NYU campus, there are many housing options to choose from. Rooms range from singles in a traditional dorm to suites with full kitchens. NYU students get the chance to live in the vibrant neighborhoods of New York City. There are several dining halls throughout the campus, as well as dozens of local restaurants that access NYU Campus Cash. Along with the thousands of amazing restaurants offering every cuisine imaginable, the possibilities are endless.
Entering freshmen in the IMA BFA will live in Manhattan dorms, where their liberal arts courses are located. The IMA classes are located in the MTA building in downtown Brooklyn. NYU offers a free shuttle bus to the Brooklyn campus. Most students opt to take the NYC Subway or the latest transportation initiative in Manhattan and Brooklyn, Citi Bike, which is a bike sharing program. The subways are safe, clean and efficient, and can take you from Washington Square to downtown Brooklyn in 20 minutes.
New York City is one of the safest cities in the country according to Business Insider, and NYU is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure campus for all of its students. The NYU Department Public Safety operates 24-hours a day, 7 days a week providing patrols, security guards and services to make sure NYU students can focus on their studies, knowing that they are in a safe and comfortable learning environment. The Department works closely with the NYPD as well, to stay on top of any risks to our students. For more about safety at NYU read the Campus Safety Tips.
Some Quick Questions Answered By New Yorkers:
Does New York really have the best pizza in the world?
Likely–but we encourage you try it for yourself to see. New Yorker favorites include Joe’s Pizza in Greenwich Village, and Juliana’s in Downtown Brooklyn.
Is it easy to get around without a car?
You won’t want a car here between all the cabs, Ubers, Lyfts, subways, buses, and Citi Bikes–not to mention the fact that everything you would ever need in the city is walking distance from wherever you are.
Does the city really “never sleep”?
Just about. Our subway runs 24 hours and you can get anything from empanadas to a haircut day or (late) night.
Is New York safe?
The Economist ranked New York the 10th safest city in the world in a 2015 study, and the New York Police Department is 34,500 officers strong.
Will I miss the “great outdoors”?
Anything is possible (especially in this city), but we doubt it . According to the NYC Parks department, there are 30,000 acres of public park space here — amounting to 14 percent of New York City. If you get bored of picnicking, feel free to take advantage of the 800 athletic fields, 1,000 playgrounds, 1,800 basketball courts, 550 tennis courts, 65 public pools, 51 recreational facilities, 15 nature centers, 14 golf courses, and 14 miles of beaches.
Here, your education is much more than a degree, it’s the start of a lifetime of learning in the greatest city in the world.