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Film and New Media integrates filmmaking and new media with study of their histories, conventions, and practices. Students who have a love for moving images, regardless of their background in film or the arts, are encouraged to enroll. The only requirement is that they bring their passion, curiosity, and hard work to their pursuits.
In return, Film and New Media students explore different forms of screen media, including live-action narrative, documentary, experimental, animation, work with archival footage, and experiment in nonlinear and interactive formats. Students take studies and practice courses, and finish their degree with a Capstone project that reflects their interests and prepares them for a lifetime of understanding our image-saturated world.
Abu Dhabi is situated to provide a global, comparative perspective on film production and film cultures, embracing the study of both established and emerging film industries and practices. Students engage with local and regional landscapes, people, and their histories to discover the vibrancy of the world around them. From fundamental Film and New Media classes through the culmination of their degree, the Capstone Project, this dialogue plays a critical role in students work and is part of what makes Film and New Media at NYU Abu Dhabi truly unique.