Department of Art

Student Travel Opportunities

Art in New York City

ARTH 379/MST 679, 3 hrs. (Summer)
Eligibility requirements: Any degree-seeking student. All majors are welcome.
Sponsored by the Center for International Studies and the Department of Art.

Program overview:

This Study Abroad Course allows students to experience the art and culture of New York City firsthand. Students will be exposed to art in a way unavailable on campus as well as be involved in the exciting multicultural and multilingual environment of New York City. Students will visit a variety of major museums, galleries, and artist studios including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chelsea Uptown and SoHo galleries, and others. Visits will also be made to Grand Central Station, Ground Zero, Wall Street, the Brooklyn Bridge, and many other well known New York City landmarks.

Undergraduate Students:
  • Completed at least 12 semester hours
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Clearance of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Retention Initiatives
Graduate students:
  • Accepted to a graduate degree program
  • Approval of graduate adviser and department chair/program director
  • Clearance of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Retention Initiatives

Course information:

On-campus sessions: Two sessions will be held on the Macomb campus. Dates and times TBA. Students are also required to attend a pre-departure orientation with the Office of Study Abroad. Class participation, including contribution to discussions and attendance, is expected in all phases of the course. Students must attend the on-campus sessions, select a topic and research it after consultation with the faculty leader, participate fully while in NYC (including keeping a journal and making a presentation on a research topic), and submit a final reflection paper after returning.

Health precautions:

Walking - Expect to walk 5-8 miles each day. The walking is not consecutive but scheduled throughout the day. Travel is also done by subway, requiring stair-climbing to/from the subway stops. Temperatures can range from mid-70s to upper 80’s/90. Please be aware of your personal physical condition and notify faculty leader Susan Czechowski or Study Abroad Adviser Kim McDaniel if you have concerns about walking these distances or climbing stairs.

Questions about the course content should be directed to Susan Czechowski.