Curriculum

You must complete 30 credits over 3 semesters to obtain a Master of Science in Integrated Digital Media. Our students typically take a 4 course load at 3 credits per course in the fall and spring of their first year. It is required that you enroll in each of the 3-credit thesis seminars in your second and third semesters. Below is the distribution of your credit requirements.

IDM Program Director Luke DuBois shows graduate students the Max Patch that will allow for multi-channel video display.

IDM Co- Director Luke DuBois shows graduate students the max patch that will allow for multi-channel video display.

First Semester, Fall

Required

DM 6043 Ideation and Prototyping
DM 6053 Theories and Cultural Impact of Media & Technology
DM 6063 Creative Coding
DM 9990 Graduate Colloquium

Elective Courses

Choose 1 elective course, which may include Special Topics Courses, an Independent Study, or a 3-credit Internship, in live performance, sound, cinema, mobile augmented reality, interaction design, game design, and web to raise your expertise level in a particular area.

Special Topics courses, taught by regular and adjunct faculty, are selected each year from a group of possible courses based on the interests of the first-year class. For example, if the entering DM class is specifically interested in UX/UI or Mobile Application Development (based on its project work in the first-semester seminar), the faculty will “commission” an elective on that topic.

Independent Study enrollment is permitted for DM students interested in specific research areas outside of the electives offered.

Internships are available for students seeking to gain job experience outside of the School of Engineering in the commercial or nonprofit sector. Students should contact the instructor for DM 4033 Internship one semester in advance to prepare for the internship. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for internships for credit.

Students can take graduate courses offered by other departments at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, including Tech Management and Innovation, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering and others. Students can also take up to 3 elective, graduate courses offered through other NYU schools. 

Second Semester, Spring

Required

DM 7033 Media Law
DM 9963 MS Pre-Thesis in Digital Media: Research Methods
DM 9990 Graduate Colloquium

Elective Courses
Choose 2 elective courses

Third Semester, Fall

Required

DM 997X MS Thesis in Digital Media
DM 9990 Graduate Colloquium
 
Elective Courses

Choose 1 elective course