Frequently asked questions

How will the credits for Art New York count toward my graduation?

The Art New York program automatically fulfills a Humanities Cluster. Major in Art History:
Field Studio Course (New Media Course) = satisfies the studio requirement of the program
Art NY Colloquium = SA 200/300 level
Internship =1AH or related course, and 1 AH elective Major/Minor in Art:
Field Studio Course (New Media Course) = SA 100 level
Art NY Colloquium = SA 200/300 level
Internship =1AH or related course, and 1 AH elective Other Majors:
Please see your advisor

Is tuition for my semester in Art New York the same as it would be for a semester at the University of Rochester?

Yes. Tuition will cost the same. However, housing, transportation, food, and other living essentials will need to be budgeted separately. With the help of the program manager, students will be responsible for securing their own housing in New York City. There are several excellent residences that cater to students living in New York City for a short period of time. They are located throughout Manhattan, as well as in nearby Brooklyn. This year, participants in the program saved money by sharing 3-bedroom apartments in Brooklyn. Apartments were vetted by the manager of the program prior to students signing leases. Information on transportation in the city can be found here.

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.

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.

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 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.