The Global Low Residency MA degree in Interactive Media Arts is a unique and exciting graduate school experience that aims to challenge the norms for accessibility in higher education. Rooted in a maker culture of “learning by doing”, this new program offers students a degree focused on the production, application, and understanding of interactive media for creative expression and critical engagement. By participating in this program, graduates will be empowered to more thoughtfully engage with the interactive media technologies, systems, materials and actors informing our world today.

The year-long degree involves 2 online semesters in the Fall and Spring paired with 3 site-specific sessions at NYU Shanghai (Summer 2020), NYU Berlin (January 2021), and NYU New York (Summer 2021). A curricular emphasis on context and connectivity along with a spirit of collaboration, experimentation, and community will be infused across the entire experience. By traversing a series of locations and environments, both physical and digital, the program is designed to provide students with an active understanding of the current global landscape of computational media and technology.

This new degree stems from a collaboration between the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and the Interactive Media Arts Program (IMA) at NYU Shanghai. Consistent across all members of the Low Res community – students, faculty and staff alike – will be an enthusiasm for creative experimentation and an excitement to participate in the co-construction of this new degree!