ITP, the graduate new media program at Tisch, launched an interdisciplinary undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Interactive Media Arts (IMA) in 2018. The IMA program starts from the proposition that computation — the ability to code, learn new software, manipulate data, and create physical + digital interactions — is an essential creative capability, and that students who master those capabilities will be well-placed to invent the future. At the program’s core is the conviction that digital expression is an essential skill for all — artists, writers, and designers as well as programmers and engineers. 

We have a class that is intended for non-majors, Code!

The rest of our Spring 2021 IMA classes are open to non-majors starting on December 21, 2020.



IMNY-UT 1 | 2 units | Instructor: Dan Shiffman | Online

This online, 7-week course focuses on the fundamentals of computer programming (variables, conditionals, iteration, functions & objects) using JavaScript. In particular it leverages the p5.js creative computing environment which is oriented towards visual displays on desktops, laptops, tablets or smartphones. The course is designed for computer programming novices.

What can computation add to human communication? You will gain a deeper understanding of the possibilities of computation–– possibilities that will augment and enhance the perspectives, abilities and knowledge you bring from your field of study (e.g. art, design, humanities, sciences, engineering). At first it may feel foreign, as foreign as learning a new language or way of thinking. But soon, once you get some basic skills under your belt, you’ll be able to make projects that reflect your own interests and passions.

The course is NOT open to students studying in Accra, London or Madrid due to legal Visa restrictions.  It is also not open to NYU Shanghai students due to online course restrictions.

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