Why NYU in Brooklyn is the place to be for tech lovers and creatives

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Why NYU in Brooklyn is the place to be for tech lovers and creatives

Innovation and entrepreneurship are two of the most essential skill sets for today’s students. These skill sets are key in preparing them for their future careers, no matter the industry.  

NYU is harnessing the importance of technology and creativity, offering students a variety of programs and resources that will set them up for a successful future. Here are ten reasons why NYU in Brooklyn is leading the way in innovative education.

1. Brooklyn’s booming tech scene

In the last ten years, Brooklyn has gone from just another New York City borough to a bustling hub for entrepreneurship. The Brooklyn Tech Triangle â€? made up of Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard â€? is home to, making it the perfect place for cutting-edge research and education.  

2. An all-encompassing facility

At the heart of NYU’s growing presence in Brooklyn is, which will serve as a collaborative space for researchers, artists, innovators, and entrepreneurs across a variety of disciplines. The facility embodies the intersection of technology and the creative arts, with the inclusion of a media commons, audio labs, VR rooms, and performance and workshop spaces.  

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3. AR and VR experience

NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering has joined forces with the city and other organizations to open at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The lab will not only be an epicenter for the VR and AR community, but will also support new creative ventures and increase studentsâ€? access to hands-on learning.  

4. Greater access to STEM

The engineering school is also dedicated to expanding STEM education beyond the NYU community, with events that are open to the public and. These programs train teachers on how to bring STEM into their classrooms and give students the opportunity for hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering, and math.   

5. Working towards better cities

At the —also known as CUSP—students and faculty are working to understand and improve our cities. The research center utilizes New York City as its laboratory and classroom and harnesses global data to help cities become more productive, livable, equitable, and resilient. Through CUSP, students can complete an one-year MS degree in Applied Urban Science & Informatics.  

6. Helping future ventures grow

With the rise of startup culture, NYU is making efforts to fuel new ventures with its. These incubators help give guidance, expertise, and resources to entrepreneurs, with the main mission of positively impacting New York City’s economy. Companies that have come out of the Future Labs include, which uses artificial intelligence to improve customer service, and, a program that helps homes become more energy efficient.  

7. A program that goes beyond the traditional

The, known as ITP, focuses on critical thinking, creative exploration, and the ability to learn how to learn. Students are encouraged to embrace failure, as long as they learn something from it. This graduate program offers students the opportunity to go beyond technical skills, and prepares them for their future careers.  

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8. The importance of digital expression

As a part of the Tisch School of the Arts, the Interactive Media Arts (IMA) program emphasizes the importance of digital literacy as a creative skill. Undergraduate students are encouraged to explore the relationship between the digital world and the physical world, by doing research and taking classes that will set them up for a future in a creative field of work.

9. The intersection of engineering and creativity

The Integrated Digital Media (IDM) program combines theory and practice, and offers a truly integrated exploration of technology, creativity, and critical thinking. As part of the Tandon School’s STEAM program (the A stands for “Arts”), students in IDM learn from a curriculum that incorporates both creative arts and engineering principals, with digital media at the forefront. The program also has a research center for graduate students at its Brooklyn Experimental Media Center.

10. A dedicated place for gaming

One of the most prominent intersections of culture and technology is gaming. NYU’s â€? the Media and Games Network â€? is home to programs for students to study topics such as game design, digital media design, and game engineering.   

Since its inception in 2013, The MAGNET Facility has brought people together around gaming. It offers research opportunities in its Game innovation Lab, development workshops to facilitate the presence of women in video game creation, and education opportunities for kids with special needs through Tech Kids Unlimited.  

We are all born with creativity, but we often lose sight of those skills as we grow up and adapt to life’s demands. NYU believes that this creative expression is not just important—but essential—in moving our society forward. With a focus on both technology and creativity, NYU in Brooklyn offers students a truly innovative educational experience. And it’s on a mission to find ways to enhance the human experience through the fusion of technology and the arts.

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