With the help of a faculty mentor, students are able to design a curriculum that aligns with their personal interests and academic goals, while taking advantage of the rich, cultural and artistic community synonymous with life as an artist in New York City.
Currently, there are four available NYC Arts course work options to support a student degree plan in a specific concentration:
“More than just a degree, Empire State College helped me convert my life and professional experience into a career with academic possibilities.”– Paula Heredia ’05, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker.
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Through the patient and attentive guidance of its remarkable educators, the college allowed me to reinvent myself. After 25 years in theater, I am now an artist/scholar pursuing my doctorate in Shakespeare studies.” – Simon Fortin ’03, Chancellor’s Fellow, English department\CUNY Graduate CenterRead more about studying performing arts in New York City
“This is one of the most important photography workshops in the Metropolitan area. It brings together a diversity of accomplished and interesting working photographers and scholars to create programs that offer an extraordinary educational resource and opportunity for students.” – Professor Bob Rogers, director, photography program, Queensborough Community CollegeRead more about studying photography in New York City
“The professors and my mentor were instrumental in the pursuit of my artistic craft and scholarly work. This collaborative engagement of experienced professionals promotes an exciting and motivating environment that resulted in endless possibilities, academically and creatively.” – Dennis Lee, ESC ’11, assistant adjunct professor, Fashion Institute of TechnologyRead more about studying visual arts in New York City