AAP NYC: Bachelor of Fine Arts Semester

The AAP NYC semester is a collaboratively developed and conceptually linked plan of study with studio and theory classes and optional internships that utilize the remarkable resources of New York City. Faculty members include practicing artists, theorists, critics, and curators. Field trips to galleries, museums, and artist studios are integrated into the curriculum. Within the context of AAP NYC's class offerings, optional internship, and immersive exposure to contemporary art and artists, students get an inside look at the urban New York City art world. Each student has access to studio space where they are encouraged to develop work according to their independent practices and may take advantage of group exhibitions in the AAP NYC space.

The art program at AAP NYC is offered in the spring and is planned for second-year art majors, though students may opt to attend in their third or fourth year (if pursuing a five-year degree). 


In addition to their class work, B.F.A. students have the option to undertake in a two-day-per-week professional placement (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) at one of many prestigious New York City art institutions.