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SEMESTER ART RESIDENCY PROGRAM
NYCAMS offers a 16-credit, one-semester undergraduate residency program
in the fall and the spring. The four-class course load is designed to
nurture a student's ability and engage students with the contemporary
art scene. The curriculum strikes a balance between theory and practice
and is taught by New York-based artists and art historians.
Being in the heart of Manhattan gives students access to hundreds of museums and galleries, inspiring them to regularly interact with art. Course content changes each semester to include current exhibitions and events in New York keeping students on the cutting edge of the art world.
Students live in a residential apartment building at Packard Square in Long Island City, and work and learn at the NYCAMS studio in Chelsea, a quick 20-minute subway ride from L.I.C.
Each semester culminates in a student exhibition where students have the opportunity to present their work to the wider community.
Since tuition can fluctuate, please contact Melanie Eslinger at Bethel University at 651.638.6492 for the latest tuition rates.
• Submit a completed application form, as well as portfolio, transcript, references and a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
ARH346 Contemporary Art History in New York (4 Credits)
A contemporary art course that helps students understand contemporary art themes in their historic and current context. The class will offer a chronological overview of the major themes and movements of post war art, from Jackson Pollock's "drip paintings" to current issues in the art world. Regular field trips to museums, galleries, artists' studios and auction houses will give students a current context for understanding contemporary art.
ARH347 Critical Practices: Reading and Writing about Contemporary Art (4 Credits)
Through the integration of reading, researching, writing and looking, art and design students will deepen their knowledge and engagement with core critical ideas surrounding Contemporary Art. In this course, students will focus on a number of seminal theoretical art texts, will produce critical essays about shows they experience and will contribute to a semester-long dialogue about themes and ideas that drive Contemporary Art. Working in concert with the Directed Open Studio course, students will develop and defend a major statement of their artistic and intellectual practice.
ART375 Directed Open Studio in Studio Art (4 Credits)
Directed Open Studio in Studio Art is when students make art. It's an opportunity to develop their conceptual and creative process, while still offering a structure to keep the creative process moving. Aesthetic direction and medium will be chosen individually with a faculty member. Guest lectures, readings, gallery field trips and weekly class critiques will all help students refine their personal vision and engage critically with the art world.
ART481 Internship in the Arts (4 Credits)
NYCAMS offers students a choice of internships from over 80 possible positions, including design firms, art consulting agencies, artists' studios, contemporary galleries and museums, and nonprofit art organizations in New York City. NYCAMS faculty monitor and supervise the internships, as well as help students select the best position. Each internship gives students the chance to learn hands-on skills in a professional setting and is a fundamental component of the NYCAMS program.