Emerging Media

Whether it’s a killer app, a new gaming platform, or an immersive virtual-reality experience, it’s being created at NYU Tandon.

We’re exploring and developing new modes of communication that are impacting not only the worlds of art and entertainment but education, business, and healthcare. New York is the heart of the media universe, and NYU Tandon has its finger on the pulse.

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We’re using motion capture to revolutionize the practice of physical therapy, developing games that encourage social activism, creating apps that increase public safety, helping NASA create next-generation user interfaces for space exploration, improving human-computer interaction, and much more.

With access to a virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) lab, fully equipped motion-capture facility, recording studio, and countless other resources, our students and faculty are bridging the gap between culture and technology in new and exciting ways.


Academic Programs

Our Bachelor of Science Integrated Digital Media (IDM) program centers around the IDM core, a suite of courses that focus on the four areas of Image, Sound, Narrative, and Interactivity.
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The Integrated Digital Media (IDM) Program is a place that fosters creative practice, design research and multidisciplinary experimentation with emerging media technologies.
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Computer science focuses on designing, building, and using the computers and systems that we interact with every day — from iPhones to the complex databases in banks and hospitals.
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We offer a highly adaptive MS in Computer Science program that lets you shape the degree around your interests, from such topics as computer and network security, computer graphics, and web search technology.
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Research Labs and Groups

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Game Innovation Lab

The Game Innovation Lab brings together faculty and students from the School of Engineering and the greater NYU community doing research focused on games as an innovation challenge. The Lab's emphasis is on the technical/engineering/science side of games and simulations. Sample projects include user interface innovation (sensor-based tracking, multi-touch), network and video quality research, and research on games for learning.

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Mobile Augmented Reality Lab

NYU’s Mobile Augmented Reality Lab is devoted to pioneering the field of mobile augmented reality with emerging AR technologies.

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Located at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, RLab is the nation’s first city-funded center for research, entrepreneurship and education in virtual and augmented-reality, spatial computing and other evolving interactive technologies.