New York Arts Program in NYC, New York

  • Location: USA - New York (NYC)
  • Application Deadline: February 20 for fall programs and September 20 for spring programs.
  • Program Term(s): Fall, Spring
  • Official Website: New York Arts Program in NYC, New York
Program Dates
Term Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 January 11th, 2024 April 30th 2024
Fall 2024 September 3rd, 2024 TBD

These dates are tentative. Confirm program dates before booking travel.


The program is open to students from all academic majors.


The vast cultural resources of New York City are well-known and the benefits derived from daily access to these resources are self-evident. Less familiar is the milieu of the large urban setting of the professional artist—that mix of people, places, and events that constitute the artists’ environment, world, and immediate audience. The New York Arts Program Loft and office are centrally located in the Garment District of Manhattan.


The New York Arts Program provides advanced experience and knowledge in highly focused areas within the arts and creative industries. Students broaden their knowledge of all the arts as practiced in New York through internships, seminars, and faculty mentorship while also carving their own path as practicing artists and professionals.

A qualified student will spend a semester or term which will be 15 weeks in the Fall or Spring (16 credits/semester) living in New York as an intern to a working artist or with an organization in the arts. At the same time, students participate in specially designed seminars led by professional artists in NYC.

There are three eligible programs for students to take in the NY Arts Program: Film & Media, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts & Art History.

Academic Structure

Courses taken with other program participants.

Course Credit

Traditional Program
30 Hour Internship: 3.25
1 Seminar: 1
Journal/Capstone Project: .25
Total Credit Units: 4.5

Studio Residency
20 Hour Internship: 2.25
2 Seminars: 2
Journal/Capstone Project: .25
Total Credit Units: 4.5


For a full list of program descriptions, visit the NY Arts program’s website here.

Student Housing

Student housing is provided by the New York Arts Program and varies by semester. The Program works with FOUND Study to provide great housing options in the heart of the city. Depending on the semester, students will live in either Brooklyn Heights or Chelsea. Both neighborhoods are conveniently located to maneuver all five boroughs of NYC and each has their respective charms. Brooklyn Heights is one of the oldest neighborhoods in NYC, located right along the East River with beautiful views of Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge. Chelsea is the heart of the gallery scene in Manhattan with historic brownstones and charming restaurants and cafés.

Application Process

Allegheny students must apply for approval to study off-campus from the Global Education office AND apply directly to their chosen program. For this program, students should work on the Allegheny approval application at the same time as the host program application. The Allegheny approval application deadline is February 20 for fall programs and September 20 for spring programs. Study away approval applications will be reviewed immediately following the appropriate semester deadline. The separate application deadline to apply directly to this program will vary and could be before or after Allegheny’s approval application due date. Check directly on their website (linked at the top of this page) for deadline information. For more information about the study away application process, please visit the application steps page.


Students are charged Allegheny tuition, fees (including $800 off-campus fee), and the NV 1 room rate.  Additional costs include transportation to New York City, local transportation to and from your internship sites, all meals, personal expenses, and health insurance.