The New York Arts Program is designed for students who have demonstrated: a commitment to their overall education as well as their creative and professional goals, an ability to live and work in a collaborative environment, curiosity and openness to new ideas, and an excitement about the prospect of discovery.

Academic Requirements:  Undergraduates:  Students must meet the off-campus study approval guidelines set by their colleges and obtain their academic advisor’s permission to apply to NYAP.   Most students attend NYAP in their junior or senior years, however students who meet these standards will be considered.  Letters of Reference from two faculty members and   copy of the college transcript are required.    Post-Bacs: NYAP considers applicants who have graduated no more than two years from the semester of their proposed attendance.  They are required to have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and must supply an official copy of their college transcript.

Planning your NYAP semester can begin now.  Use the following links to help in your preparation.  Begin Here (for all incoming students)

Talk to your Off-Campus Study or Career Services Office and your academic advisor to discuss the timing of your semester and your educational and professional plans.
Call us at any point during your application preparation to talk about your interests and discuss the program. These conversations will help you clarify and focus your goals.   NYAP’s Telephone: (212) 563-0255 or e-mail

APPLICATION – Click here for more information and to start your on-line application.

Fall Semester:  April 15
Spring Semester: Deadline Extended to October 31
Summer Visual Arts Intensive: May 15


Spring 2018:
January 16, 2018 – March 23, 2018  (10 week)
January 16, 2017 – April 27, 2018    (15 week)

Fall 2017:
September 5, 2017 to December 15, 2017

NYAP Academic Calendar 2017/2018

Once your application has been submitted, NYAP will contact your Off Campus Study or Career Services Office to request confirmation that you have been approved for off campus study.

The application requires two faculty recommendations; Any faculty listed as a recommender will be emailed a Faculty Evaluation Form  NYAP requires both this form and a formal letter of recommendation on professional letterhead.