|Program Dates: July 24 - August 11, 2017|
This program is intended for:
- High School, Undergraduate Students, Graduate and Post Graduate Students
- Continuing Professionals
Interactive Multimedia Performing Arts Collaborative Technology (IMPACT) is comprised of experienced faculty and technical assistants in dance, music, theatre, visual arts, multimedia, and arts technology. IMPACT consists of a three-week intensive multimedia creative and performance experience culminating in a staged production. This workshop provides an opportunity for students to create new interactive works, as well as to learn digital and multimedia technology. International students have the opportunity to continue to develop their spoken English skills. Download 2013 Booklet (pdf)
- Unique artistic and collaborative learning experiences for musicians, dancers, and multimedia artists that culminate in a final multimedia performance of the new works
- IMPACT is open to all high school, college and graduate students
- Unique emphasis on cultural awareness provides special opportunities for international students and others outside New York City
- Certificate of Achievement earned by completing all phases of the workshop
- Participate in the cultural life of New York City through galleries, concerts, productions, museums, and other cultural venues
- Prior experience or background in technology is not required
IMPACT was founded by Dr. John V Gilbert in collaboration with Tom Beyer, Dr. Youngmi Ha, Dr. Chianan Yen, and Deborah Damast
Faculty and Staff are drawn from NYU Music & Performing Arts Professions and visiting artists and professors from around the world.
IMPACT 2017 is a summer multimedia workshop at NYU Steinhardt. College level students from around the US have contributed importantly to the collaborative process in working with international participants. Their collaboration produces original work performed in the Loewe Theatre on the final day of the workshop. Participants receive a certificate of achievement in the expressive use of technology in the arts. No previous experience in technology is required. The workshop accommodates very experienced people as well as those who have no background in technology. Students who have participated in the past have described IMPACT as a transformative experience.
IMPACT (Interactive Multimedia Performing Arts Collaborative Technology), is a collaborative summer workshop that develops individual awareness and skills in using technology to enhance and extend artistic expression. This is a unique interdisciplinary learning experience that encourages international and local participants to work with their disciplines in collaboration with others to develop their artistic growth and learn new arts technologies. This is three week summer program for both graduate and undergraduate students and can be taken for 3 credits as described below. Students completing the workshop receive a Certificate of Achievement.
A great benefit of IMPACT is the chance for students to experience life in New York City and Greenwich Village. The cost of living in the city is high. The activities fee students pay for the workshop covers only the primary cost of participating in the evening and weekend events and does not cover personal expenses. Students should budget for enough money to last the entire time they will be participating in the workshop. Students are encouraged to discuss expenses and decide upon a budget with their families prior to arriving in New York City.
Participants take part in workshops throughout the day in their own areas of interests and also across disciplines, many with emphasis in understanding technology involved in enhancing the range of artistic expression.
Workshops for Multimedia & Arts Technology
These workshops systematically explore web developing media for use in performance. Students will learn: image processing, animated images, sound file management, digital audio recording and editing, video and movie processing, and DVD production. Elements of live performance multimedia production will be introduced for application in the afternoon workshop.
Workshops for Dance and Movement
Concepts of modern dance incorporate floorwork, traveling combinations, improvisation, and composition studies. Participants will understand the importance of proper alignment, breath support, flow and will increase their ability to move with passion. Participants will be challenged to find new ways of moving, to expand their movement potential, and to develop their unique style within the framework of the workshops and final production.
Workshops for Music and Sound
Participants focus on integrative and collaborative techniques.
Workshops for Visual Elements
Activities include experiences for technological, visual and video developers who will explore image and video applications, live and processed, including technological applications suitable for mixed media, intermedia, and multimedia.
Workshops for Sound Elements
Activities pursue sound design in relationship to multimedia environments, including microphones, speaker placement, spatial considerations and site specific setup procedures, suitable for mixed media, intermedia, and multimedia.
Workshops for Collaborative Process
Applications of techniques from the above workshops. Collaborative teams are formed and students collaborate to develop multimedia works to be presented in the final performance.
Applying to the non-credit program consists of two steps:
1. Online Application: You must first complete our online admissions application at 2017 MPAP Summer Application in order to submit your auditions admission materials.
2. Audition Submission & Supplemental Material Upload: After you submit your application successfully, you will be sent an email link to the audition admissions website GetAcceptd. You will be required to submit a $55 application fee.
*Please note: You must have your application number available in order to successfully begin the audition submission step (provided when completing the online application - step 1).
International Students: Please also see special instructions for international applicants to the IMPACT Workshop.
Current NYU students: If you are currently attending NYU and wish to apply to a summer program, you should not follow these steps and should instead review the application procedure listed under Information for Current NYU Students.
*Then send an email to John Gilbert (firstname.lastname@example.org) answering the following questions:
School Now Attending: (high school, college, none)
NYU Student N number:
Address in full:
Online application guide:
|Starting an Application||
What to expect when completing the online application:
|Proof of English Proficiency (International Students Only)||
The audition or supplemental materials submission portion of the application is completed in a third party website called GetAcceptd.
Audition Submission & Supplemental Materials guide:
What to expect when completing the online application:
|How to complete||
1. Non-Matriculated Student Application: You must first complete our downloadable Steinhardt Graduate Non-Matriculated Student Application here: APPLY NOW, in order to submit your auditions admission materials.
Non-matriculated student application guide:
|How to complete||
*Minimum age allowed in NYU on-campus housing for a MPAP Summer Program is 15 years old.
|Total Housing/Meal Plan Cost||
|US Students||International Students|
|Application Fee (paid at the end of Acceptd application)||$55||$55|
|Graduate Credit Tuition (Estimated)||$5,216||$5,216|
|Housing and Meal Plan (if on-campus)||$1,230||$1,230|
|Health Insurance||Not Applicable||$280 Comprehensive Plan|
Accepted students will confirm their attendance once they have paid the enrollment deposit (detailed instructions provided in acceptance email). Residential students will have successfully registered for housing once they have paid the housing deposit and completed the housing application (sent via email after student confirms their attendance).
Enrollment deposit: $150
- Accepted applicants will make an enrollment deposit of $150 in order to confirm their attendance to their NYU MPAP Summer Program. (payment instructions provided within the initial acceptance email)
Housing deposit: $500
- If staying in on-campus housing, students are required to pay a $500 deposit to reserve a space in housing.
- The housing deposit is a portion of the housing charges, and is NOT a separate or added fee.
- The housing deposit is applied to any housing charges on your bill. Any excess balance remaining will be applied to tuition fees or refunded to the student.
Please note: the Application Fee, Enrollment Deposit and Housing Deposit are not refundable.
Paying the remaining balance:
After paying the deposit(s), students are responsible for paying the remaining balance prior to the start of the program. *While the remaining tuition may be posted immediately after deposits are made, the remaining housing bills are not sent until 2 weeks prior to the start of the program.
All fees, tuition and housing costs are charged to the students eSuites (online student billing system and personal account) via the NYU Bursars Office. Instructions on accessing the eSuites account can be found here.
*Please note: Payment by credit card is not accepted by the Bursar's office to pay remaining balances, please contact the Bursars Office directly for questions about payment.
For information, see the Finances page.
- All communications and admission decisions are provided via email (email account used when application was created).
- Many program directors make admission decisions on a rolling basis once a completed application is received. However, applicants can expect to receive a final admissions decision email no later than two weeks after the final application deadline date.
Students interested in financial aid should complete and submit the Scholarship Application that is sent to you once you complete the application process.
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