New York Arts Program: New York City
A Great Lakes Colleges Association Recognized Program
Subjects: Visual, Performing and Media Arts
Prerequisities: 2.7 GPA, junior-level standing, demonstrated maturity. Placement with a sponsoring artist to be arranged by a New York faculty advisor.
Length: Semester, 15 weeks (or 10 week term, spring only).
Credit: 4.0 units (16 semester hours): 2.0 unit seminars, 2.0 units internship, credit/no credit only.
Faculty: Each student is assigned an academic advisor from their area of study. This faculty member teaches an area study and works closely with the student and their apprenticeship sponsor.
Housing: In the New York Arts program building.
Cost: Albion College tuition and room charges cover program tuition, fees and room. Students receive $25 per week for transportation and cultural events, paid out twice during the semester provided students' accounts are current.
Costs Not Covered by Albion: $100 for housing deposit, travel to New York City for the required interview and for the program, food, local transportation, miscellaneous personal expenses, incidentals, and entertainment.
Comments: The New York Arts program is made up of two components: a program seminar and an apprenticeship. Seminar topics vary with types of apprenticeships students do. Students are required to keep a journal. A personal interview in New York is required of all applicants to determine potential ability to work with any given sponsor. Students should allow 3 working days in New York for these interviews. The apprenticeship is full time and forms the major part of the program. Albion allows only 4 total units of internship toward graduation requirements; the Registrar can help you determine if you will exceed this amount.
New York Arts Program
305 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001