NYU-SCPS Center for Advanced Digital Applications to Offer
M.S. in Advanced Digital Applications

New Degree Will Launch in Fall 2012

NEW YORK, May 15, 2012 â€“ 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.

For more information about the M.S. in Advanced Digital Applications, call (212) 998-7100 or e-mail: scps.gradadmissions@nyu.edu.

About the NYU-SCPS Center for Advanced Digital Applications (CADA)

The Center for Advanced Digital Applications (CADA) has been at the forefront of graduate-level study in digital imaging and design for over 10 years, and continues to attract motivated students from various disciplines. Some students enroll in our programs with an interest in preparing to enter the field of digital arts and design, others want to improve their current skill-set or cultivate their passion for the applied arts. CADA is dedicated to educating students in an organic learning environment–one that is focused on artistic and technical excellence and one that empowers individuals to excel by tapping the boundless opportunities and endless creative outlets that computer graphics and animated digital design unlock.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies

Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU's several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School's diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Management, Media, and Business; Translation; and Writing.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates over 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by nearly 28,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses and Diploma Programs. The School's community is enriched by more than 31,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.