The Center for the
Recently Possible

ITP’s mission is to explore the imaginative use of communications technologies.

We don’t focus on just teaching technical skills. Instead, we focus on critical thinking, creative exploration, and the ability to learn how to learn. We embrace failure — as long as you learn from it.

ITP is sometimes described as an art school for engineers and at the same time an engineering school for artists. Perhaps the best way to describe us is as a Center for the Recently Possible.


Graduate applications for the Fall 2024 cycle are closed! Applications for Fall 2025 will be available in September. The application deadline is December 1. Please check back for the admissions link. In the meantime, please attend one of our upcoming Open Houses!



ITP is a two-year program of full-time study leading to a Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) degree. From the practical to the experimental, we are pushing the boundaries of interactivity.

Here is a selection of courses, both past and present. Read more about the curriculum.

For NYU non-majors wanting to take ITP classes, please check the policy here.

The Floor

Check out our 360 degree walk through of the department and student-run labs at 370 Jay Street.


ITP was founded and established almost 50 years ago by Red Burns. Since 1983 and until 2010 ITP was chaired by Burns, a renowned technology pioneer, filmmaker, activist, educator. Read more about Red.

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ITP and IMA make headlines! Read all about students, faculty and alumni accomplishments in the news.


The Tisch ITP/IMA space hosts many activities, guest speakers and recruitment events by leading tech companies and design firms. Our busy schedule includes lectures, workshops, exhibitions, tournaments, and hackathons.