Grad students at the Interactive Telecommunications Program—ITP for short—at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts have produced far more amazing projects than we could possibly cover in these pages, not least because many of the projects deal in pixels themselves. Alumni aside (full disclosure: one of them landed here in our very offices), we do the best we can to cover their student shows.
Just about a year ago, NYU announced the first extension program of the storied department with one of the inaugural programs at NYU Shanghai, the "first American university with independent legal status approved by the Ministry of Education."ITP's Shanghai program will offer a unique opportunity for an incoming class of 32 graduate students to explore the imaginative uses of technology in one of the world's most exciting and quickly changing cities.
ITP's facilities will be located in downtown Shanghai. In addition to classrooms the site will feature a workshop for physical prototyping: a machine shop, firmware programming stations, electronics prototyping tools, and digital fabrication. An equipment room giving students access to digital photography, video, and audio equipment will also be on site.
ITP Shanghai has the same degree requirements as its 20+ year-old sister (or parent?) program, and courses will be taught in English.
Interested? Find out more at the Open House tomorrow night, Friday, March 30 at 7PM, at the original ITP, 721 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003.