Information Technology

Communications & Information Technology (CIT) office offers a variety of school-wide technology-rich resources and tools in addition to what is provided at the NYU IT and local department level in order to facilitate the research and administrative needs of the faculty and staff at the Tisch School of the Arts.

Web & Communication

Digital Signage

Tisch uses Sedna Presenter as digital signage software suite for our on-campus displayers. It offers a maximum of  flexibility, reliability and extraordinary performance. Sedna presenter helps you:

  • Manage and create stunning digital signange content
  • Publish and play signage projects
  • Distribute and deliver your brand messages
  • Focus on ideas, marketing, sales, production and content creation
  • Manage, schedule and deliver effortlessly with Sedna Presenter

Email Direct

Email Direct is a bulk email service through which pre-authorized NYU faculty, staff, and administrators can request to send an email message to a well-defined segment or segments of the University community or to the entire University community. When properly used, mass email is a powerful tool for conducting business swiftly, without generating large amounts of paper.

Marketing Tools

We have been using customer relationship management (CRM) tools that engage prospective students, alumni, and influencers to increase enrollment and reach academic and administrative goals.

Online Collaboration

Google Apps

NYU Google Apps are a suite of online communication and collaboration tools to facilitate teaching, learning, research, and administration. NYU provides support for the seven Core Apps (NYU Email, Google CalendarGoogle Drive, NYU Groups, and Google Hangouts). In addition, the NYU community has access to a large number of other Google Commercial Apps, for which limited NYU support is available. For these, community members are urged to use the extensive online documentation and training videos available from Google.


NYU Box is a cloud-based service for file storage/sharing and document collaboration. It can be used by individuals and departments. Restricted or potentially sensitive data can be stored here. With NYU Box, you can:

  • Access your account anywhere, anytime, and from any device with an Internet connection.
  • Share documents and/or folders with anyone inside or outside of NYU.
  • Collaborate with others by adding comments, assigning tasks and creating documents together.

Some top features of NYU Box include:

  • NYU-approved storage of restricted data
  • Unlimited storage; up to 10GB in size per file
  • Access your account with your NetID and password
  • Share files with or without password protection
  • Search the full text of files and folders
  • Access download statistics and tracking information
  • Keep track of up to 100 file versions
  • Lock files to guarantee single user editing
  • Create or edit MS Office files within Box using Box Edit
  • Assign tasks and due dates to files
  • Access and upload files from mobile devices


Tisch uses WebEx service suite to offer a broad range of advanced voice, video, and web conferencing features, allowing you to:

  • Meet online or via audio in real time anywhere, anytime, on any device worldwide
  • Use any platform, including mobile devices
  • Enhance communications using integrated HD video
  • Manage highly collaborative business and academic processes from meetings to training, events, and support

These services includes the following features:

  • Meeting Center: For rich, real-time collaborative web meetings and presentations. This feature is the most popular for meeting the NYU community's online screen-sharing or video conferencing needs.
  • Audio Conferencing: Community members who wish to conduct an audio conference have two options:
    • Free voice calls through your computer are available by using the "Call Using Computer" option within in the WebEx Audio Connection window.
    • Audio conferencing via telephone for a fee is also available for approved community members who have provided budget information to NYU IT.
  • Event Center: For large online presentations, including webinars and all-hands meetings.
  • Training Center: For a high-performance interactive online classroom experience.
  • Support Center: For real-time resolution of remote support issues over the web (primarily used by support desk staff).

Computer Software

Adobe Creative Cloud

NYU IT provides Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) for PC and Mac to all NYU employees. It includes the following 26 components.

  • Acrobat Pro
  • After Effects (Ae)
  • Animate (Flash) (An)
  • Audition (Au)
  • Bridge (Br)
  • Dreamweaver (Dw)
  • Edge Animate (Ea)
  • Edge Code (Co)
  • Edge ReFlow (Rf)
  • ExtendScript Toolkit (Etk)
  • Extension Manager (Emgr)
  • Fireworks (Fw)
  • Flash Builder (Fb)
  • Fuse (Fs)
  • Gaming SDK
  • Illustrator (Ai)
  • InCopy (Ic)
  • InDesign (Id)
  • Lightroom (Lr)
  • Media Encoder (Menc)
  • Muse (Mu)
  • Photoshop (Ph)
  • Prelude (Pl)
  • Premiere (Pr)
  • Scout (Sc)
  • SpeedGrade (Sg)

Microsoft Office 2016/365

CIT provides Microsoft Office 2016 to all Tisch employees for office computers. Tisch employees and students also have access to office 365 on your home comptuers and mobile devices. The Microsoft Office 2016/365 includes the following components.

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • Onenote
NYU full-time or part-time faculty, staff, and students can visit to receive a free copy/license of Microsoft Office 365 for Education on your personal computers. 

Symantec Antivirus

Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) helps defend your computer and the NYU-NET network against viruses, trojan horses and other malicious software.

CIT advises SEP be installed on all of Tisch computers.


VPN (Virtual Private Network) is software that provides password-protected access to NYU's network (NYU-NET) and Internet services when you are connecting from off-campus. It is as secure as when you are connected directly to NYU-NET on campus. VPN is required to access some secure NYU services when using a computer outside NYU-NET.

  • Distribution - Only current, full-time staff, faculty, and degree students are able to use the VPN service. An active NYU NetID and password are required to both download and use VPN software. Non-degree students and alumni will not be able to authenticate using VPN.
  • For installation and configuration instructions for your device or operating system, see the ServiceLink knowledge base.

Administrative Systems

Asset Management

Tisch uses an open source software, Snipe IT, as our Asset Management System to easily see which assets are assigned, to whom, and their physical location. Check them back into inventory with one click, or click through to see the asset's complete history. Seeing what assets are currently deployed, pending (brand new awaiting software installs, out for repair), ready to deploy, or archived (lost/stolen, or broken) is quick and easy.