Big Screens Lottery

The deadline to submit applications for the Big Screens Lottery is noon on Wednesday April 25thBig Screens lottery results will be announced shortly after the deadline.

Cross-Tisch Collaboration
This year we have gone through a process to form cross-Tisch collaboration teams for Big Screens *before* you apply for the lottery. Only students who have participated in the various Big Screens Collaboration surveys and mixers are qualified to participate.

Last but not least, due to the overwhelming response to the call to collaborate, the average size of a Big Screens team has more than doubled. As a result, we are limiting the total number of projects to 6 this year. That being said, the total number of ITP students who will be enrolled in the class will still be greater than when there were 8 projects.

How to Apply: ITP Students
Submit an individual entry form. (All ITP members of the team must apply individually.) ITP Big Screens Lottery Submission Form

On the form you will be asked to:
- Enter your partners’ name. (Both ITP and IPA/Games)
- Enter your preference priority. (It can be different from your partners'.)

Your preference priority is both used to prioritize your place in the lottery as well as to determine which pick you will forfeit in the general course lottery if you get into the class. If you don’t get in, there is NO impact on choosing courses.

You will find out if you got into Big Screens well BEFORE the deadline for submitting your preferences for the rest of your courses.

How to Apply: IPA/Games Students
To help us with registration, students from IPA + Game Center should also fill out individual lottery submission forms listing their collaborators by noon on Wednesday April 25thIPA/Games Big Screens Lottery Submission Form

Lottery Process
Your team's preference priority is calculated as an average of you and your partners' individual preference priorities.
1 point is removed if you are collaborating with students outside of ITP, which improves your team’s chances of getting into the course.

Teams are rank-ordered by their average preference priority. Teams with lower averages get in ahead of teams with higher averages.

A “lottery” is only run if there are multiple teams with the same preference priority competing for the same spots in the class.

Example Scenario
You and your partner EACH submit an entry form for the Big Screens lottery.

Your preference priority is 1, your partner’s is 4. The average for your team is 2.5. You are collaborating with Tisch students from outside ITP so now your average is 1.5.

There are 5 teams whose average is 1 or less, so they all get in.

Your team is then entered into a lottery for the 6th seat against any other teams whose average was also 1.5. Any teams with an average > 1.5 will be automatically eliminated from the lottery.

If you win the lottery and are admitted into the class, you will enter Big Screens in the #1 slot and and your partner will enter it in the #4 slot of your respective course preference submissions.  

Entries must be submitted by the deadline, noon on Wednesday April 25th.  At that point, we will run the lottery and announce the results shortly thereafter, so all those who entered can make any necessary adjustments to their Fall 2018 courses.

Implications for the General Lottery
Please remember that you must enter the same preference priority in the Big Screens lottery, in the general lottery, (meaning if you ranked Big Screens as #1 in the Big Screens Lottery, you must enter it in the #1 position in the general lottery).

If you do not get in to Big Screens in the Big Screens lottery, you cannot select it in the general lottery, and must remove it from your list of preferences. Dante will be enforcing these policies.