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 simulatenously earn a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Integrated Digital Media in an accelerated manner.
 

IDM Director R. Luke DuBois (center) with IDM Senior Project students Tingyen Yeh (left) and John Harrington (right).

With a careful selection of AP high school courses, some summer classes, and plenty of hard work, a student may earn both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Integrated Digital Media. 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 http://engineering.nyu.edu/academics/BSMS for more information.

Each student must complete the full requirements of each degree, but how a particular student will do so depends on what AP credits he or she has earned, how many summer classes he or she can take, and the student’s ability to stay on track toward the goal. To participate in the program, a student must apply at the end of his or her second year. Below are two different ways to complete a BS/MS degree in Integrated Digital Media:

  1. Transfer Credit and Summer Courses
  2. Extra Courses Each Semester

Please note that the courses in the following matrix are not prescriptive, and each student will be choosing courses in accordance with his or her interests and in consultation with the IDM advisor.

 

1. Transfer Credit and Summer Courses

AP Credit before entering the School of Engineering

  • US History: 3 credits as Humanities or Social Science elective
  • Music Theory: 3 credits as Humanities or Social Science elective
  • Biology: 4 credits for BMS 1004 as Humanities/Math/Natural Science
  • Calculus AB: 4 credits for Calculus I as Math and Science

First-year Fall

MA 1424 Integrated Calculus II, Credits: 4.00
CS 1213 Introduction to Programming With Java, Credits: 3.00
DM 1113 Audio Foundation Studio, Credits: 3.00
EG 1001 Engineering and Technology Forum, Credits: 1.00
DM 2xxx DM Studio elective
EXPOS-UA 1 Writing the Essay, Credits: 4.00

First-year Spring

PH 1213 Motion and Sound, Credits: 3.00
DM 1123 Visual Foundation Studio, Credits: 3.00
DM 2/3xxx DM Studio elective
DM 2/3xxx DM Studio elective
EXPOS-UA 2 Advanced College Essay, Credits: 4.00

First-year Summer

Humanities or Social Science elective

Sophomore Fall

PH 1223 Electricity and Light, Credits: 3.00
MD 2163 Media Studies 1, Credits: 3.00
DM 2/3/4xxx DM Studio elective
DM 3/4xxx DM Studio elective
Free elective

Sophomore Spring

MD 3163W Media Studies II, Credits: 3.00
DM 3/4xxx DM Studio elective
DM 3/4xxx DM Studio elective
Humanities or Social Science elective
Free elective

Sophomore Summer

Free elective

Junior Fall

MD 4163W Media Studies III, Credits: 3.00
DM 3/4xxx DM Studio elective
DM 3/4xxx DM Studio elective
Humanities or Social Science elective
Humanities/Math/Natural Science elective

Junior Spring

DM 3/4xxx DM Studio elective
Humanities or Social Science elective
Humanities/Math/Natural Science elective
Humanities/Math/Natural Science elective
Free Elective

Junior Summer

Free elective

Senior Fall

DM 6033 Media Organizations, Credits: 3.00
DM 6043 Media Studies Seminar, Credits: 3.00
DM 3/4xxx DM Studio elective
DM 3/4xxx DM Studio elective

Senior Spring

DM 4033 Internship, Credits: 3.00
DM 7033 Media Law Seminar, Credits: 3.00
DM 9103 Special Topics in Digital Media, Credits: 3.00
DM 6/9xxx DM Studio elective

Master’s Fall

DM 6/9xxx DM Studio elective
DM 6/9xxx DM Studio elective
DM 6/9xxx DM Studio elective
DM 997x MS Thesis in Digital Media

Master’s Fall

DM 997x MS Thesis in Digital Media

2. Extra Courses Each Semester

Another way to complete the BS/MS is to take an extra course each semester. While most students in IDM take five courses (15-16 credits) per semester, a student may take six courses each semester and then begin the graduate work. Due to the extra workload, this option for the motivated, focused student. The following matrix describes one way of accomplishing the BS/MS in IDM. Each student chooses courses in accordance with his or her interests and in consultation with the IDM advisor.

First-year Fall

MA 1324 Integrated Calculus I, Credits: 4.00
CS 1213 Introduction to Programming With Java, Credits: 3.00
DM 1113 Audio Foundation Studio, Credits: 3.00
EG 1001 Engineering and Technology Forum, Credits: 1.00
DM 2xxx DM Studio elective
EXPOS-UA 1 Writing the Essay, Credits: 4 credits

First-year Spring

MA 1424 Integrated Calculus II, Credits: 4.00
PH 1213 Motion and Sound, Credits: 3.00
DM 1123 Visual Foundation Studio, Credits: 3.00
DM 2/3xxx DM Studio elective
DM 2/3xxx DM Studio elective
EXPOS-UA 2 Advanced College Essay, Credits: 4 credits

Sophomore Fall

PH 1223 Electricity and Light, Credits: 3.00
MD 2163 Media Studies 1, Credits: 3.00
DM 2/3/4xxx DM Studio elective
DM 3/4xxx DM Studio elective
DM 3/4xxx DM Studio elective
Humanities and Social Science elective

Sophomore Spring

MD 3163W Media Studies II, Credits: 3.00
DM 3/4xxx DM Studio elective
DM 3/4xxx DM Studio elective
Humanities or Social Science elective
Humanities or Social Science elective
Free elective

Junior Fall

MD 4163W Media Studies III, Credits: 3.00
DM 3/4xxx DM Studio elective
DM 3/4xxx DM Studio elective
Humanities or Social Science elective
Humanities/Math/Natural Science elective
Free Elective

Junior Spring

DM 7033 Media Law Seminar, Credits: 3.00
DM 3/4xxx DM Studio elective
DM 3/4xxx DM Studio elective
Humanities or Social Science elective
Humanities/Math/Natural Science elective
Free Elective

Senior Fall

DM 6033 Media Organizations, Credits: 3.00
DM 6043 Media Studies Seminar, Credits: 3.00
DM 6/9xxx DM Studio elective
Humanities or Social Science elective
Humanities/Math/Natural Science elective
Free Elective

Senior Spring

DM 4003 Senior Project in Digital Media, Credits: 3.00
DM 9103 Special Topics in Digital Media, Credits: 3.00
DM 997x MS Thesis in Digital Media
DM 6/9xxx DM Studio Elective
DM 6/9xxx DM Studio Elective
Humanities/Math/Natural Science elective
 

Master’s Fall

DM 6/9xxx DM Studio elective
DM 997x MS Thesis in Digital Media