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  • When do the internship and program courses take place?
    The internship and program courses follow the UR academic calendar and occur during each spring semester.
  • Do I need to be an art or art history major to participate in the program?
    No! We have grown over the years! Originally, the students of Art New York were all from within the Department of Art and Art History; now the students are often from other departments, and many are from outside of the humanities. Consequently, the diversity of internships has expanded from internships within visual arts (galleries, museums, non-profit visual art sector) to include internships in architecture, film and media, theatre, art therapy, special effects and props, the music industry and PR/marketing, and continues to grow and adapt to fields of interest to the individual students.
  • How will the credits for Art New York count toward my graduation?
    Students receive a total of 16 credits for their Art New York semester—8 for the internship and 4 each for the colloquium and studio course. The 16 credit hours make for a full semester course load and fulfill the requirements of a humanities cluster. Field Studio: SART/AHST 300 Colloquium: SART/AHST 305 Internship/Practicum: SART/AHST 392 Major in Art History: The Art New York field studio course satisfies the studio requirement, and the Art New York colloquium satisfies one AH 100-level course for art history majors. The eight-credit internship counts as general credit toward graduation unless otherwise determined through departmental advisement. For minors, the colloquium satisfies one AH 100-level course, and the eight-credit internship satisfies one program 200/300-level course, with the remainder of the eight credits counting as general credit toward graduation. Major/Minor in Studio Art: The Art New York field studio course fulfills one of the 100-level course requirements, and the Art New York colloquium satisfies one art history/related field course requirement for studio art majors and minors. The eight-credit internship through Art New York fulfills one related field requirement. Major in Digital Media Studies: Art New York is a three-course sequence, two of which can count toward your DMS major requirements: Field studio course = Technology/Production Courses (4 credits) Colloquium course = Media History, Theory, and Practice Courses (4 credits) DMS students who are interested in Art New York should contact the DMS program director for permission. Upper-level writing designation depends on the nature of the student’s Art New York project, which will be determined after reviewing the student’s work. Major in Film and Media Studies: The Art New York three-course sequence satisfy four production courses in FMS. Other majors: All students accepted into the program will be asked to visit their academic advisors to discuss how Art New York credits count towards their major. A signed approval from an advisor will confirm participation in the program.
  • Is tuition for my semester in Art New York the same as it would be for a semester at the University of Rochester?
    Yes. Students participating in the program will be charged University of Rochester tuition. Students will have access to the same financial aid packages that they are currently receiving, including any merit scholarships.
  • Would I have access to the same amount of financial aid as a full-time student at the university?
    Yes! You will still be considered full-time at the university - just studying elsewhere! We recommend that everyone discuss their situation with their UR financial advisor before committing to the program.
  • Where will I live during my semester in New York City?
    We currently provide program participants the option to reside in EHS, a facility for students studying temporarily in NYC, or students have the option of arranging accommodations independently, through consultation with the program director.
  • Will I still have health insurance through the university?
    Yes. If a student is enrolled in the UR student health insurance plan, then they will be able to use it in New York City. Those students who are not enrolled in the UR plan need to check with their provider.
  • How will I secure the internship?
    Working closely with the program director and manager, and the Greene Center, students will research internships of interest and create cover letters, CVs, and portfolios (if applicable) for each potential employer. Students will secure an internship by the end of the fall semester through their own research or through the program’s network of contacts.
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