NY Arts program prospective candidates must demonstrate:
  • a commitment to overall education as well as creative and professional goals
  • an ability to live and work in a collaborative environment
  • curiosity and openness to new ideas and experiences

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 NYAP standards will be considered.  Letters of Reference from two faculty members and copy a 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.  Students must supply an official copy of their college transcript.

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester
Round 1 – Apply by February 15
Notification by February 25
Round 2 – Apply by March 1
Notification by March 10
Final extended deadline April 15

Spring Semester
Round 1 – Apply by September 15
Notification by September 25
Round 2 – Apply by October 15 
Notification by October 25
Final extended deadline November 1

*Applications received by October 15/March 1 are given priority.  Applications received after those deadlines are reviewed by the NY Arts Program on a rolling basis according to space availability.

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.

Start your on-line application.

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 Phone: (212) 563-0255 or e-mail

Semester Dates

Fall  2020:
September 8, 2020 – December 18, 2020


Spring  2021:
January 11, 2021 – March 19, 2021 (10 Week)
January 11, 2021 – April  23, 2021   (15 Week)

General Inquiries:   NY Arts Program  -  212-563-0255  -  336 West 37th Street, Ste 1100, New York, NY 10018