About the program
Art New York is an internship program that is exclusive to the University of Rochester—and is the learning experience of a lifetime! It immerses you in the stimulating art environment of New York City, the global hub of the contemporary art scene and a major center for the exhibition, conservation, and trade in artworks.
You will have the opportunity to experience New York’s rich and varied cultural life while pursuing a combination of classroom learning and hands-on experience. Participation in the program will enrich your understanding of the operation of the art world, and offer an insight into further study and career opportunities.
Art New York is integral to the Department of Art and Art History’s belief in the marriage of theory and practice. The program offers an exciting opportunity for career development to prospective artists, art historians, museum and gallery professionals, curators; those who envisage a career in art journalism, arts administration and management, advertising, finance; or those who simply wish to gain an insider’s perspective on contemporary art and culture.
Academic excellence is the hallmark of the Art New York Program at the University of Rochester, and we work closely with you to help you reach your academic, personal, and professional goals. The program, which combines an internship with a colloquium and studio course, is administered by our department through our program manager in Rochester.
It is offered to all qualified sophomore, junior, and senior students from any area of study who are interested in learning about how art gets made, how it reaches the public, and the process of its interpretation and display. Students will receive a total of sixteen credits for their Art New York semester—eight for the internship and four each for the colloquium and studio course. The sixteen credit hours for Art New York will make for a full semester course load.
Colloquium (4 credits)
Field Studio (4 credits)
Internship (8 credits)