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  • Locations: New York City, United States
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: USD applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2020 10/15/2019 10/22/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Hotel Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.0
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Søren Peterson
Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate
Program Description:


New York cityscape [Creative Commons Zero (]

This course offers you the opportunity to learn about art and art history by touring New York City's most significant art museums and observing the workings of the contemporary art world. The course will also include a significant classroom component on campus to prepare you and to contextualize the art and institutions we will see and visit. This course counts toward the art history requirements for studio art majors.

Learning Objectives:

  • To broaden your cultural perspectives and expand your awareness of the breadth and complexity of art history and the contemporary art world.
  • To encourage you to take an active role in developing your observational skills, aesthetic sophistication, and intellectual abilities through sketched studies of great works of art.
  • To encourage you to be a thoughtful citizen and critical consumer of culture by reflecting on issues such as city design, politics of monuments, and the proliferation of marketing.

Program Dates:

  • Course Term: Spring (Wednesdays 6:00-8:50 PM)
  • Travel Dates: March 1-10, 2019

For More Information:

Click on the tabs above for information about academics (course listing, syllabus, registration), accommodation, expenses (cost estimate, payment schedule, scholarships and financial aid), application instructions, contacts, and resources.

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Title: ARTH 492/591 Art and Art History in New York City
Cross-listings: none
Credits: 3
Download syllabus: ARTH 492 / ARTH 591


None, although ARTH 211 and 212 are recommended. The coursework is geared towards students actively engaged in studio arts, but accommodations can be made to ensure a meaningful educational experience for any student wishing to participate.


After admission to this program, CAGE will register you in the course you indicate on the Course Registration Form in your application. You will not be able to register yourself in WebAdvisor.



Participants will stay in shared hotel accommodations arranged by the program.



Program Expenses

Wondering how much it's going to cost? See Budget Sheet for information about total program costs, payment schedule, and the withdrawal and refund policy.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

How am I going to pay for it? See our Financial Assistance page for a list of USD and external scholarships.

To inquire about using federal financial aid to help toward the expense of this program, contact the Office of Financial Aid as early as possible. NOTE: To be eligible for federal financial aid for this program, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits during the spring.



Application Instructions

Applications—including all required pre-decision materials and recommendations—must be submitted online by the deadline specified in the Dates/Deadlines section on this page. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. To start an application, click the Apply Now button on this page. If the Apply Now button does not appear, applications are either not open yet, or it is past the deadline.

If you have started an application already, use the LOGIN (USD applicants) link on this site to return to the materials.

Eligibility Requirements

This program is open to students of all majors. Preference will be given to applicants from studio art.

All applicants must be in good academic and judicial standing at their home institution. For other eligibility requirements, including minimum GPA and any language prerequisites, refer to the Fact Sheet on this page.



Faculty Director

Lauren Freese is an assistant professor of art history at the University of South Dakota. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in art history from the University of Iowa and her B.A. in art history from Hamline University. Her research investigates depictions of food and eating in American art to better understand the cultural and political implications of what, where, and how people eat.

Contact Us

For general inquiries, contact the faculty director ( or the Center for Academic & Global Engagement (

To schedule an advising session with Søren Peterson in CAGE, go to



After you have been admitted to this program, you will be required to complete a travel physical with a healthcare provider such as Sanford Vermillion.