The Media and Games Network (MAGNET) brings together students and staff from schools across NYU, including Tandon, Tisch, Steinhardt, and the College of Arts and Science. It was designed to be a collaborative, experiential learning environment for students pursuing interdisciplinary studies within game design, social science, digital media design, and computer science and game engineering. MAGNET has classrooms, lab space, a black box theater, an audio studio and mixing booth, a human computer interaction lab, and collaboration spaces for student projects.

The Game Innovation Lab

The Game Innovation Lab has been a staple on the Brooklyn campus since 2011. The lab’s focus is on the technical, engineering aspect of game design. Their staff supports students whose research focus is on games as an innovation challenge. An example of a game created in the lab recently is a Stroke Rehab Game designed to help stroke victims experience rehabilitation in a more modern and interactive way.

a student tests out VR equipment
students work together on a coding project
Students sit together playing a board game.

Incubators and Lab Space

Lab space on campus is used for hands-on learning as well as student-led research projects. There are also a number of incubators that are dedicated to providing space for students to collaborate with each other to develop their own apps and tech start ups. Tandon students also have access to the Entrepreneurship Lab on the Washington Square campus, where many guests come to speak about their success in the startup world. The professional staff there is available to assist students in obtaining patents for their work.