The Bachelor of Science program in Integrated Digital Media is designed to provide the possibility of a semester abroad, typically the spring semester of the junior year. Students may participate in any of NYU’s established “study abroad” programs, or in BxmC’s exchange with the Media2Culture Institute for Applied Media Research in Bremen Germany.
The BS program in Integrated Digital Media has been designed to permit this, and the established partnership with M2C provides a unique vehicle for enriching your NYU-Poly experience. HS Bremen offers one of the best informatics programs in Germany; this international program is offered in English, which means that students can work to their full creative and academic potential, while making the most of a great opportunity to get to know what’s familiar — and what’s completely different — about experimental media research/development/creation in one of Germany’s top schools.
The M2C’s curriculum will be particularly congenial in the 2010-11 academic year, as one of its central theme/use case is the Betaville massively multiplayer online world editor project, under joint development at NYU-Poly and M2C/Hochschule Bremen. Betaville is built on jMonkey, a massively multiplayer scenegraph API built in Java. The Bremen group will be primarily responsible for the development of a mobile client. The project provides for real-world large-team development of a massively multiplayer world editor, from underlying technology (in-world modeling, back-end usability design, OpenCL issues for cross-platform reliability) to interaction design, user experience, and social/cultural applications of game technologies.
Contact info for the Bremen exchange: