Interactive Telecommunications (MPS)

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Program Desription

ITP graduate admissions is open to students from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. Acceptance into the program is competitive; enrollment is limited to full-time applicants who show exceptional promise and are interested in collaboration and experimentation. Admission for graduate degree candidates is for the Fall semester only. Prospective students can access the online application.


Personal Statement

At ITP we look for people with unique points of view, who hope to make creative work with an impact. We want to get a sense of who you are in your own words beyond what we can infer from your resume/CV. We want to see how your experiences, successes, and failures have shaped how you see the world. What ideas do you have and what are you curious about?  What kinds of projects are you interested in making or re-making? Is there something you are obsessed with or highly passionate about, either professionally or as a non-work activity? Share something that you want us to know about you and how you explore and express your creativity.  

You can write about anything that shows us what ideas you have and what you want to explore. Don’t be afraid to take some chances. Please note that you do not need to address all of the prompts above.

Length: Please limit your statement to 1,000 words or 4 pages double spaced.


Please list your educational background and any work experience whether it’s interactive media related or not.  If you have a LinkedIn account, please provide us with your URL.

Two Letters of Recommendation

Applicants are strongly encouraged to ask recommenders to submit their letters through the online application system. Sending a hardcopy letter by mail will be accepted but will result in a delay in the processing of the application.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts or unofficial photocopies of transcripts should be scanned and uploaded. Applications that are missing transcripts will not be submitted for admissions review until the application is complete. If accepted, then applicants will be asked to mail in hardcopies of official transcripts. For the application though, unofficial copies are ok to use. Questions about the online application for admission should be addressed to the Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Admissions Office 212.998.1918 or Questions about ITP should be referred to Midori Yasuda, ITP Admissions Coordinator at 212.998.1882 or e-mail:

2-Minute Introductory Video

Use a webcam or smart phone to record yourself. We are not looking for special effects, as long as we can see and hear you clearly.  What are your areas of interest, or things that you care about, that might serve as content for future ITP projects?  What impact do you hope the work you do has? Keep it simple and show us your personality.  You can upload to YouTube, Vimeo, etc. Please upload your video as a part of your online application on the Digital Portfolio Page.

Creative Portfolio

Submission of a creative portfolio is optional due to the diversity of applicant backgrounds. Portfolio materials need not be professional-quality work or even interactive media projects. Applicants are encouraged to submit work that is reflective of their interests and experiences. If you come from a creative background or enjoy making things, we encourage you to submit your work, as this will give us a better overall impression of you and your interests.

If you wish to send a portfolio, please prepare one of the following: We ask that applicants limit the creative work to just one of the following formats:

  1. URL. Please check very carefully that all links are working properly. Please include the URL with your online application.  ~ or ~
  2. Link to a shared Google Drive folder of your work (can include jpegs, PDF’s, writing samples, audio, video, etc.)

Description of your portfolio. It is important that you include a list of contents with a short description of each piece, and your role in the production of the content. If you submit a URL, you can either include the descriptions in the website directly.

International Students

All applicants must meet the English language requirements. If English is not your native language, you should plan to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The test should be taken no later than November to ensure that results are received in time to meet admissions deadlines. Only TOEFL scores that are less than two years old are acceptable. Late receipt of scores will cause delays in the admissions process and departmental evaluation. NYU’s TOEFL code is 9633.

Alternatively, you can meet this requirement by submitting the results of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination, Duolingo or Pearsons Test of English (PTE). Another option is the American Language Institute at New York University which offers a number of tests throughout the year. For information call 212.998.7040 or visit their web site. If you feel like your English skills are strong enough, please check the Graduate Admissions page for how to request a waiver and the requirements needed.

We are not stating minimum scores for the test scores. We take into account the entire application when making our decisions.