M.A. Blended

Interactive Media Arts

New York University

12 months
36632 USD/year
36632 USD/year
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Beginning Summer 2020, New York University Tisch School of the Arts and NYU Shanghai will offer the 1-year Master’s degree program in Interactive Media Arts that involves 3 site-specific sessions across the University’s Global Network paired with 2 semesters of online learning.


The Interactive Media Arts MA program from New York University begins with a 5-week session at NYU Shanghai where students will establish a curricular foundation and experience China’s interactive media ecosystem firsthand. Infused across the entire experience are a curricular emphasis on context and connectivity along with a spirit of experimentation, collaboration, and community. By traversing a series of locations and environments, both physical and digital, students acquire an active understanding of the current global landscape of computational media and technology.


During the January session, students will reconnect with one another for an immersive 10-day learning experience in Berlin, a hub for emerging media arts, design and culture. The final 5-week session will be spent at NYU’s new “Media, Technology & Arts” building in Brooklyn. Students will benefit from the network, resources, and 40-year history of ITP in New York!

Similar to both ITP and IMA, the Low Res MA in Interactive Media Arts will leverage a project-based curriculum as a vehicle to explore the intersection of emerging media and humanistic values. Aspects of computer science, engineering, and design will be fused with arts and humanities in a workshop-style approach to learning. Instruction will focus on demystifying the inner workings of computational technologies, facilitating production and practice-based research, encouraging critical investigation, and fostering discussion through multi-disciplinary lenses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts, Culture & Critique
  • Creative Coding
  • Design for Communication
  • Interface Lab
  • Design for Change
  • Radical Networks

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


9 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal Statement (prompt available within the application)
  • Video Response (prompt available within the application)
  • Resume / CV
  • Two letters of recommendations
  • Official transcripts showing at least a bachelor’s degree
  • English language test scores for non-native English language speakers
  • Creative Portfolio (optional, but highly encouraged)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36632 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36632 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    36632 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36632 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Shanghai

5481 - 10133 CNY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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