Accelerated BS/MS Program

The Department of Technology, Culture and Society can help motivated students utilize the School of Engineering's BS/MS program to simultaneously earn a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Integrated Digital Media in an accelerated manner.

The benefits of the BS/MS program are that students may begin graduate courses while they are still undergraduates. It is possible to receive both degrees in five calendar years. Visit engineering.nyu.edu/academics/BSMS for more information.

You must complete the full requirements for each degree, but how you do so depends on factors such as what AP credits you have earned, how many summer classes you can take, and your ability to stay on track toward the goal. To participate in the program, you must apply at the end of your second year. Below is an example of how to complete a BS/MS degree in Integrated Digital Media:

Please note that the courses in the following matrix are not prescriptive, and you would be choosing courses in accordance with your interests and in consultation with the IDM advisor.

First Year - Fall

First Year - Spring

Second Year - Fall

Humanities/Math/Science Elective Credits: 4.00
Humanities/Math/Science Elective Credits: 4.00
DM 2263 Still and Moving Images Credits: 3.00
Humanities/Math/Science Elective Credits: 4.00
PH 1223 Electricity and Light Credits: 3.00

Second Year - Spring

DM 2/3/4XXX Elective Credits: 3.00
MD 2314 Interactive Narrative Credits: 4.00
MCC-UE 0001 - Introduction to
Media Studies or MCC-UE 0003 - History of
Media and Communication Credits: 4.00
MA 2414 Basic Practice of Statistics Credits: 4.00
DM 2/3/4XXX Elective Credits: 3.00

Third Year - Fall

DM 2/3/4XXX Elective Credits: 3.00
Free Elective Credits: 4.00
Humanities/Math/Science Elective Credits: 4.00
Free Elective Credits: 4.00
DM 6/7/8/9XXX Elective Credits: 3.00

Third Year - Spring

DM 2/3/4XXX Elective or DM 4034 Internship Credits: 3.00
Humanities/Math/Science Elective Credits: 4.00
Free Elective Credits: 4.00
Select one course from either the Technology and Society or Interaction and Social Processes field of studies with the EXCEPTION of MCC-UE 1029 New Media Research Studio; MCC-UE 1031 Digital Media Theory and Practice; MCC-UE 1033 Critical Making; and MCC-UE 1585 Creative Coding. Credits: 4.00
DM 6/7/8/9XXX Elective Credits: 3.00

Fourth Year - Fall

DM 2/3/4XXX Elective Credits: 3.00
DM 2/3/4XXX Elective Credits: 3.00
Humanities/Math/Science Elective Credits: 4.00
Free Elective Credits: 4.00
DM 6/7/8/9XXX Elective Credits: 3.00

Fourth Year - Spring

DM 4003 Senior Project in Digital Media Credits: 3.00
DM 4173 Professional Practices for Creatives Credits: 3.00
Humanities/Math/Science Elective Credits: 4.00
Free Elective Credits: 4.00
DM 7033 Media Law Credits: 3.00

Fifth Year - Fall

DM 9963 Pre-Thesis Credits: 3.00
DM 6043 Theories and Cultural Impact of Media and Technology Credits: 3.00
DM 6/7/8/9XXX Elective Credits: 3.00
DM 6/7/8/9XXX Elective Credits: 3.00

Fifth Year - Spring

DM 997X Thesis Project Credits: 3.00
DM 6/7/8/9XXX Elective Credits: 3.00