Interactive Media Arts (BFA)

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Program Description

ITP has launched an interdisciplinary undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Interactive Media Arts (IMA). The inaugural class started in fall of 2018. The IMA program starts from the proposition that computation—the ability to code, learn new software, manipulate data, and create physical + digital interactions—is an essential creative capability, and that students who master those capabilities will invent the future.

The IMA program offers a rigorous and exploratory course of study that teaches students fluency in many forms of digital interactivity, alongside an education in both the arts and liberal arts. At the program’s core is the conviction that digital expression is an essential skill for all—artists, writers and designers as well as programmers and engineers.

Students learn to think about the relationship between digital tools, physical objects and environments, human interaction and technology’s impact on the world. Students also engage in traditional scholarship, with a rigorous study in the liberal arts. The IMA BFA will prepare students for a career in any creative field––developer, designer, artists, educator, entrepreneur and scholar.


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