NEW YORK, May 15, 2012 – The NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) Center for Digital Applications (CADA) will offer a Master of Science in Advanced Digital Applications beginning in Fall 2012.
Responding to the rapid advances in technologies, the new degree will combine the artistic and technical training needed for industries that require transmedia storytelling skills. Through a cinematic approach to visualization and infographics, the degree aims to broaden the toolset of creative talent in all areas of production graphics. Industries of digital design include interaction media, game design for both entertainment and education, e-publishing, 3D modeling and animation, and industrial and product design, among others.
"This program brings high-end, interactive 3D graphics to a traditional 2D graphic environment," said Patricia Heard-Greene, academic director of the NYU-SCPS Center for Advanced Digital Applications. "It also provides students with the multidisciplinary technical skills and the strong sense of historical and contextual design knowledge that employers often find lacking in graduates of other programs."
Students enrolled in the 42-credit program will be required to complete a 15-credit core curriculum, in addition to two prerequisite courses of three credits each. The prerequisites, 2D Production Studio and 3D Production Studio, may be waived for certain students who meet equivalent criteria. Students who waive the prerequisite courses may complete the program with 36-credits.
The core curriculum consists of: Visual Communication; Animation Concepts; Media Production Design; PhotoRealistic Lighting and Rendering; and Modeling, Optimization and Rapid Prototyping.
Following completion of the core, students choose one of two professional concentrations: either Multi-Platform Digital Media and Entertainment or Live Action Visual Effects and 3D Integration. Rounding out the degree requirements are a three-credit elective and a nine-credit capstone sequence which features special project industry-collaboration courses that bring real world apprentice-like training to each student.