Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions

Summer Programs

IMPACT 2016: Home

Program Dates: July 25 - August 12, 2016

(Residential Students Move-in: July 24, Move-out: August 13)

Priority Application Deadline: May 23, 2016

Final Application Deadline: June 6, 2016

Starting January 15th, 2016, the MPAP Summer Programs Application will be open for all 2016 applicants. If you would like to be alerted when the application is available, please visit the following page to signup for the NYU Steinhardt Summer Programs mailing list:


Intended For: All Level

Program Description & Faculty

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.

Program Details (Click Here)

Program Costs and Fees

Below are all costs associated with the IMPACT 2016 Workshop:

    • Tuition: $2,200
    • Application Fee: $50; nonrefundable and paid at the end of the 2016 Summer Application
    • Housing & Meal Plan (optional): $1,182 shared room with 10 meals and 30 Dining Dollars per week
    • International Students have additional Visa and/or participation fees
Accepted students will confirm their attendance once they have paid the tuition 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).

Costs and Fees Details (Click Here)

Application Information

A completed application consists of:

  1. A 2016 MPAP Summer Application
  2. Correctly uploaded audition materials in Get Acceptd
  3. A $50 application fee. 

*If you are an international student please go to the Application for International Students Website for application details.

Your application will be reviewed once your application is complete and not beforehand. 

Application Details (Click Here)

Audition Requirements

  • IMPACT specific questions will be included at the end of the application procedure; you will be sent to a 3rd party website (Acceptd) to answer these questions and pay the $50 application fee.

Audition Details (Click Here)

Housing Information

Move in: July 24th, 2016
Move out: August 13th, 2016

Important Housing Information (Click Here)

International Students

Please follow this short check list as a guide of the necessary steps needed to take as an international student. 
    1. Complete the 2016 MPAP Summer Programs Application 
      With indication of housing need and financial need (if that would apply to your situation) 
    2. Submit proof of English language proficiency

Important International Student Details (Click Here)

Program Contacts

Program Administration                     

MPAP Summer Programs
35 West 4th Street, Suite 1077
New York, NY 10012
(p) 212 998 5438

Program Director                        

Dr. John Gilbert
35 West 4th Street, Suite 777
New York, NY 10012