MicroMasters Program in Integrated Digital Media (New York University)


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Program Description

Fostering creative practice, design research and multidisciplinary experimentation with emerging media technologies

This MicroMasters program serves as an introduction to the ideology and experience of the IDM Masters program through integration of theory (Theories of Media and Technology), social implications (Media Law) and practice (Creative Coding). After the completion of the three-course sequence, students pursuing the MicroMasters program certificate are required to create a digital media project of sufficient depth and quality that demonstrates mastery of the topics covered. This project will draw on qualities of each of the courses the students have taken, asking them to write code that is informed by contemporary media theory that takes social issues into account. IDM provides a unique combination of theory and practice that sets it apart from other digital media programs.

Job Outlook

Students can advance their career and explore new possibilities of working with digital media as multimedia artists, graphic designers, web designers/developers, mobile application developers, or user experience designers. These skills are reinforced below:

  • Conceptual skills are practiced in the Theories & Cultural Impact of Media & Technology course, providing learners with a theoretical context in which they can think about and articulate their work.
  • Professional skills are practiced in the Media Law class. Learners engage in case studies and real-world examples pertaining to intellectual property and copyright law. This prepares them as both producers and consumers of media content.
  • Technical skills are practiced in Creative Coding. Learners will gain an understanding of how computational media can be used as a medium for self-expression and learning the foundations of object-oriented programming with javascript.
  • Technical, professional, and conceptual skills will be applied in the capstone course. Learners will have the opportunity to create a portfolio-ready piece of significant depth and quality that can be used as a professional showcase of their talent.

Real Career Impact

"At Microsoft, our core mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to do more. As digital impacts every aspect of our lives, the notion of “empowering EVERY person” highlights the pressing need for designers, developers and makers who are passionate and skilled in making sure that the intelligent devices and applications of the future are designed in an inclusive and accessible manner. NYU Tandon’s Integrated Digital Media program has consistently demonstrated a commitment to these core ideals of inclusivity – right down to making their curriculum more accessible and inclusive - everyone wins."
— Margaret Price , Principal Design Strategist, Inclusive Design Lead, Microsoft

What You'll Learn:

  • Students will develop conceptual thinking skills to generate ideas and content in order to solve problems or create opportunities.
  • Students will develop technical skills to realize their ideas.
  • Students will understand and utilize digital media tools and technologies.
  • while adapting to constantly changing paradigms by learning how to learn.
  • Students will be able to integrate/interface different technologies within a technological ecosystem.
  • Students will develop critical thinking skills that will allow them to analyze and position their work within cultural, historic, aesthetic, economic, and technological contexts.

MicroMasters Program Details

What is a MicroMasters Program?
MicroMasters programs are a series of graduate-level courses from top universities designed to advance your career. MicroMasters program certificates showcase deep learning and in-demand skills to employers and can help you get started on a path toward completing an advanced degree.

How to Earn a MicroMasters Program Certificate
To earn the program certificate, learners must successfully earn a verified certificate in all three program courses, as well as the capstone course. Students must receive a B or better in each course to receive the MicroMasters program certificate.

From Program Certificate to a Master’s Degree
MicroMasters programs are designed to offer learners a pathway to an advanced degree and can count as credit toward completing a Master’s degree program. Learners who successfully earn this MicroMasters program certificate may apply for admission to a Master’s program, and if accepted, the MicroMasters program certificate will count towards the degree.

This program certificate counts towards 30% of the coursework required by the Integrated Digital Media Master's program at NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

More Information

  • Average Length: 8-14 weeks per course
  • Effort: 8-10 hours per week, per course
  • Number Of Courses: 4 Courses in Program
  • Subject: Design, Art & Culture, Computer Science, Law
  • Institution: New York University
  • Institution Offering Credit: New York University
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcripts: English
  • Price (USD): $1000 USD. Now $900 USD for the entire program. You save $100 USD.
Last updated Sep 2019

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