This course takes a project-based active learning approach with the intention of providing students with as much hands on experience as possible. Classes move quickly through each technology, first providing a theoretical foundation along with technical instruction, and then encouraging students to learn through play, experimentation, collaboration, and exploration. Individual classes will include lectures, discussions, examples, workshops, group work, and presentations. Outside of the class, students will engage in both individual and group work. Group collaboration is a fundamental component of this course. The overall intention is not mastery in any one domain, but meaningful and tangible exposure to a range of processes, technologies, and media.
Upon completion of the major in Interactive Media at NYU Abu Dhabi, all students are expected to have fulfilled the following:
Research and Understanding: IM students will cultivate a substantive understanding of the past, present, and future landscape of Interactive Media.
Analytical Thinking: IM students will be challenged to answer fundamental questions relating to the field of Interactive Media.
Conceptual Thinking: IM students will develop conceptual skills through the use of computational and interactive media tools to create project-based work and project oriented research.
Critical Thinking: IM students will refine their critical thinking skills by analyzing and critiquing work in cultural, social, historical, ethical, and aesthetic contexts.
Technical Implementation: IM students will cultivate technical skills with contemporary media technologies to execute their coursework.
Creative Processes: IM students will gain the ability to explore, innovate, and realize creative ideas in multiple fields of inquiry and interest.
Organization and Communication: IM students will develop professional practices of delivering and sharing their work.
Collaboration: IM Students will gain experience in collaboration through active participation in group and team-based work.