NYUAD Interactive Media Lab
NYU Abu Dhabi's Interactive Media Lab is where scientists and artists come together to create new possibilities for expression through technology.

Interactive Media Program

The ways that we communicate with one another change all the time. New media technologies are constantly transforming the means of social communication. These tools are becoming more widely accessible; with the democratization of the means of communication tools, what then does it mean to become producers of experiences and not just consumers?

An Evolving Curriculum

The Interactive Media concentration begins with the premise that access to newer and more expansive communication technologies creates new opportunities. But this concentration takes the tools as a means of expression — not an end in themselves. In Interactive Media courses, students are expected to engage with the ideas offered by their coursework in the core curriculum and in their majors and imagine how those ideas might be communicated with new media technologies. The goal of this endeavor is to augment, improve, and bring both meaning and delight to people's lives.

The program's curriculum will be ever-evolving, reflecting the spirit of experimentation and potential in these emergent forms. Practical skills involving electronics, programming, design, and digital media will be developed in conjunction with theory to address the nature of an ever-changing media landscape.

A Meeting Point for the Arts, Science, and the Humanities

The Interactive Media program is also designed as a meeting point for the arts, science, and the humanities. This integrated approach is part of the program's DNA, facilitating an environment where scientists and artists can come together to imagine new possibilities for expression.

Requirements for the Minor

This minor requires four courses: Introduction to Interactive Media, Communications Lab and two other interactive media courses or appropriate courses offered in the NYU global network.

4 courses, distributed as follows:

  • 1 Introduction to Interactive Media
  • 1 Communications Lab
  • 2 Interactive Media Electives