New York Arts Program


NYAP works with an extensive and diverse network of highly respected artists, and cultural and media organizations to offer students an intimate and realistic view of professional life, and the opportunity to acquire and advance skills. Students learn from the culture of the workplace as well as its practices and become part of the sponsors’ community and network. Each internship incorporates specific learning goals set by the student in concert with the faculty advisor, and internship sponsor. Students may focus on a single discipline or work with a faculty advisor to develop arts and media internships that integrate other liberal arts interests and independent pursuits: gender, ethnic, and cultural studies, community arts, the sciences, and exploration across discipline boundaries. NYAP Reviews internship sponsors annually, revising and expanding the rosters of partners to reflect current creative and business practices.

Admission to the program is not dependent on finalization of an internship prospect. Faculty and the Director review your application considering your general suitability for the program. Notifications of acceptance are generally sent by April 30 for fall semester, and by November 15 for spring semester.   Internship arrangements are often finalized after these dates

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Performing Arts
Acting – Arts Administration – Casting – Children’s Theatre – Choreography – Comedy and Improvisation – Dance – Scenic, Lighting, Costume and Sound Design – Development – Directing – Dramaturgy – Educational Theatre – Music Performance – Music Composition – Music Management – Music Production – Musical Theatre – Opera – Performance Art – Playwriting – Producing – Production – Publicity – Special Events Planning – Stage Management – Theatrical Press Agencies

Visual Arts
Animation – Architecture – Art Education – Art History – Ceramics – Creative Services – Cartoonists – Computer Graphics – Fashion – Galleries – Graphic Design and Production – Industrial Design – Interior Design – Landscape Architecture – Museums – Non Profit Visual Arts Administration – Painting and Drawing – Performance Art – Urban Planning – Photography – Research – Sculpture

Media Arts & Communication Arts
Advertising – Branding – Creative Writing – Digital Synthesis – Documentary Production – Editorial – Gender Studies – Journalism – Magazine Editing – Poetry – Public Relations – Publishing – Film – Radio – Recording Studio Production – Screenwriting – Sports Writing – Television – Video Production and Editing – Gender & Women’s Studies

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