ART|NYC FAQs

What benefits and opportunities are offered by ART|NYC?
ART|NYC is an affordable opportunity to explore one of the world’s great cultural capitals while living on a riverside campus that is the perfect setting for study and creativity. You’ll visit museums and galleries, pursue independent projects guided by dedicated mentors, and experience hands-on learning about the art world through an internship. For studio and art history majors alike, ART|NYC is about inquiry, discovery, and achievement.

How will I find an internship I like?
The program director works closely with each student to match individual skills and interests with programs and projects at art organizations or artists’ studios.

What are my options for elective courses?
The College offers a rich array of courses in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and science. You can pursue an area of interest, explore an entirely new subject, or expand your knowledge of fine arts through courses such as Experimental Media, Animation, Introduction to Art Criticism, or Contemporary History through Film. The choice is yours.

How long does the ART|NYC program last?
The program coincides with the College’s undergraduate academic calendar. For the Spring 2017 semester, residence halls open January 18, classes begin January 19, and the semester concludes with a week of final exams, presentations and papers, May 10-16.

Where will I live?
Participants in ART|NYC will be housed in the College’s residence halls.

Where will I eat?
ART|NYC students participate in the College’s resident meal plan. The College’s dining facility, Hudson Heights, is open seven days a week. Mag’s Kitchen, open weekdays, is the spot for picking up a quick bite, coffee, and more. There are also off-campus dining options within walking distance of the campus.

How will I get around the city?
The College is well served by public transportation, including bus and subway lines, express buses that depart from the front of the campus and make stops throughout Manhattan, and Metro-North, a regional commuter rail line.

What should I know about the College of Mount Saint Vincent?
The College of Mount Saint Vincent was founded as the Academy of Mount Saint Vincent by the Sisters of Charity of New York in 1847 and officially became the College of Mount Saint Vincent in 1911. Today, Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, independent liberal arts college where more than 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students from 28 states and 9 countries pursue a full array of majors and minors.

The College of Mount Saint Vincent welcomes students, faculty, and staff of all religious traditions and of no religious tradition as valued members of a community of study and dialogue. The College encourages critical thinking and intellectual inquiry in all areas of study, respects multiculturalism, and welcomes people from diverse ethnic, religious, and philosophical traditions.