The IMA BFA is a four-year, Undergraduate Degree program. With over one-third of the curriculum requirements devoted to writing, humanities, sciences and social sciences, we are making sure that all of the IMA BFA students explore the intellectual world around them.
IMA students will be required to take a series of liberal arts courses offered in the College of Arts & Sciences at NYU. The IMA curriculum has a core set of foundation courses, and then students can choose from a wide range of numerous elective classes. Students can also expand beyond the liberal arts, to take courses in fine arts, business, social work, engineering or many other programs at the various colleges and schools at NYU.
The IMA foundation courses introduce students to the fundamentals of computational media through the lenses of design, technology, and culture. Then they will have the fundamental skills and the capacity and flexibility to discover and pursue their own interests through electives in courses that range from collaborative game production to critical analysis, from adaptive design to specialized elements of visual and audio design.
The BFA concludes with Capstone project in the last semester, which can be a group collaboration or an individual project.