New York Arts Program
The New York Arts Program is designed to provide those students seriously interested in the performing, visual, and communication arts with an opportunity to serve as apprentices and to experience the world of the established professional artist. The cultural resources of New York City are well known. Less familiar is the artist’s milieu—that mix of people, places and events which constitutes the artist’s environment, world, and immediate audience.
The New York Arts Program is designed to provide interested students in any major the opportunity to experience working in an arts-related field of their choice and earn up to 15 academic credits in the process.
Selected students spend a semester living in New York City and working as an intern/apprentice. Former students have interned with Saturday Night Live, Glamour, Teen Vogue, NBC, MTV, VH1, Mary Zimmerman’s Arabian Nights, Strasburg Institute, Young People’s Chorus of NYC, and many others.
The opportunities provided through the New York Arts Program are priceless and can often lead to related post-graduate career opportunities. For more information about the program, please contact Dana Luna, Assistant Director of Internship & Employment Development in the Center for Career & Professional Development, who serves as the On-Campus New York Arts Program Representative.
Step 1: You must have approval to study off campus. APPLY to off-campus/study abroad
Step 2: Get started on your New York Arts Program application. APPLY NOW to NYAP
Applications are reviewed as they are received, so it’s to your advantage to apply early. Final deadlines are:
Fall: March 1st
Spring: October 1st
Note: There is no summer program available; however, program housing is available in the summers to those students who have completed the New York Arts Program.
Southwestern University students have previously interned with the following organizations:
- Ensemble Studio Theatre
- Strasberg Institute
- Tony Origlio Public Relations
- Glamour Magazine
- GOOD Music
- Saturday Night Live Music
- Art Studios of Sculptors
- Charles Ross & Jill O’Brien
- City Center Marketing and Development Department
- Chicago City Limits
- MTV, VH1
- NBC, Entertainment Publicity
- NBC Program Standards
- Whitney Museum
- Dixon Place Theatre
- The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institue
- Dodger Stage Holding Theatricals
- Randy Carfagno, Puppeteer
- House of Power Records
- Rogers & Cowan
- I Caramba Communications
- Shaw Delany, Painter
- Passport Recording
- NBC Nightly News
- Nancy Hoffman Gallery
- W Magazine
For more information about the program, please contact Dana Luna in the Center for Career & Professional Development, 512-863-1671.