The New York Center for Art and Media Studies is an artist and writing residency program offered through Bethel University. The 16 credit semester includes an internship, directed open studio and two courses in Contemporary Art History in New York, and Critical Practices: Reading and Writing about Contemporary Art. NYCAMS is an excellent opportunity for students interested in visual arts, writing, and also film studies. There is a choice of over 80 possible internship positions including non-profit art organizations, galleries and artist’s studios in New York.
Past Calvin students to participate in NYCAMS include BFA Andrew Szobody(‘12), he interned with a non-profit, and now lives and works in New York City; English Writing major Colleen Keehl(‘12) interned as an editorial assistant at a literacy agency in New York; and BFA Meredith Donnelly(’11) is currently working for ArtPrize. This semester Calvin BFA student Jenny Swim is studying at NYCAMS, and is interning with performance artist Lia Chavez.
Visit the NYCAMS website for more information about the program.
Also, check out the blog for a glimpse of day to day life at NYCAMS.
If you are interested applying for the NYCAMS semester, please contact professor VanReeuwyk firstname.lastname@example.org.