New Full-Time Program: New Media Narratives

Jan 19, 2015

New Media Narratives is the first program of its kind at ICP, drawing on the institution's tradition of progressive, engaged, experimental photography in the pursuit of telling the most important stories. Participants study experimental media from the days of the Surrealists to today, explore multimedia and transmedia options for engagement, use cell phones to create and distribute some of their work, learn the fundamentals of coding, have access to ICP's enormous image archive, and engage with audiences across platforms. New Media Narratives welcomes artists, documentarians, and aspiring digital producers from all kinds of backgrounds.

Students have the opportunity to explore subjects of interest and tackle it from multiple angles in order to tell powerful stories that use the attributes of each medium to their full potential. Designing and mediating the complex digital interactions of the current media landscape to produce a desired narrative experience is the job of the contemporary visual storyteller. Students invite their audiences to participate in the storytelling experience, are encouraged to explore connections between traditional and emerging practices, and work in a collaborative environment.


Currently Accepting Applications

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The Curriculum


  • Seminar: Future Storytelling
  • Design and Code
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • History of Experimental Media
  • Two-Weekend Workshop
  • One-Weekend Workshop


  • Seminar: Project Development
  • Narrative Design
  • Tech Skills for New Media
  • Collaborative Lab
  • Hackathon
  • Two-Weekend Workshop
  • One-Weekend Workshop


  • Seminar: Final Project
  • Author and Audience: The Collaborative Author
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Two-Weekend Workshop
  • One-Weekend Workshop


Multiplatform Storytelling and Transmedia Production
Producing Participatory and Community-Based Stories
Experiments in New Media
Introduction to Webdocs
Data Visualization for Storytelling
Introduction to Making Images Using New Technologies

Program Chair

Elizabeth Kilroy is an award-winning interactive designer, and an educator who is passionately interested in future storytelling. Since 2000, ElizabethK Studio has helped a wide variety of clients create engaging content that harnesses the ever-changing possibilities of the Web. In 2013, Kilroy founded Callan Design Media, which aims to bring important nonfiction stories to a new generation of audiences through design, technology, and emergent storytelling. Kilroy's teaching experience includes course offerings at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in the Photography & Imaging Department and the NYU/Magnum Foundation Summer Human Rights Program.