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ARTNYC (spring intersession)
New York City, NY, United States; (Outgoing Program)
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Housing Options: Hostel/Hotel APA Program Type: Summer Programs
Credit Type: LSU courses & credit APA Advisor: Marissa Baham
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New York - NY
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To fully experience the power of art requires the opportunity for close observation, space to investigate the work from multiple vantage points, and time for deep contemplation.  

For this concentrated period of study, our classroom will be the numerous museums and galleries located throughout New York City.

From our home base in Midtown Manhattan, we will venture to numerous cultural institutions, such as:

  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Museum of Art and Design
  • PS1 Contemporary Art Center
  • International Center for Photography
  • DIA Beacon
  • Art galleries in Manhattan and Brooklyn
We will visit with working artists in their studios and the workplaces of other art professionals.  Your Program Director has selected an itinerary that will access a diverse sample of the visual art offerings in New York.

Dates & Costs

Start Date End Date Program Fee LSU Tuition & Fees
LSU Tuition & Fees
May 16 May 26 $1,600 tbd tbd

Program Fee Includes

  • Pod Hotel

    Housing at the Pod51 Hotel on East 51st St. in midtown Manhattan
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners (vegetarian options available)
  • New York subway and bus passes
  • Fieldtrips and cultural events

Pod Hotel interiorHousing: Students will be housed in shared rooms at the Pod51 Hotel.  The hotel has wifi, a café, and a staff person at the front desk 24-hours a day.  

The hotel is in a safe neighborhood, conveniently located one block from a subway station, and a short walk from Grand Cental Station. There are numerous restaurants and food stores in the vicinity. 

Program Fee Does NOT Include

Tuition and Fees: You must pay tuition and fees for all courses you take through LSU.  The tuition you pay is based on whether or not you are a resident of Louisiana.  

If you are an out of state student, you will pay out of state tuition and fees for all courses taken through LSU.  

Airfare: Each student arranges his/her own roundtrip airfare.  Airfare between New Orleans and New York is estimated at $350.  

Professor Schwerd will let you know when you should buy your tickets.  Do not purchase a ticket until you are told to do so by your Program Director.  

Students should plan to fly into either JFK or LGA (La Guardia) airports.  From there, students can take a shuttle to Grand Central Station for approximately $12-$15.  The hotel is a short walk from the station.

New York dinnerSpending money: Dinner will be provided to students on the first and last nights of the program.  Students are responsible for all other meals and should budget $35-$50 per day for food.  

In addition, you will want money for souvenirs and outings with friends during your free time.



artnyc2The class does not require studio art skills or prerequisite courses.  

However, students who are not in the School of Art should talk to their academic advisors about fitting the course into their degree audits.

A copy of the course syllabus can be downloaded here: artnyc2018 syll.pdf

Class schedule: The class will meet nine times while in New York, and all of the class meetings will incorporate both in-class discussions and field trips.  

Every morning, prior to departing for a fieldtrip, the class will have a discussion of research and/or reading assignments that will provide the critical context for the day's investigation of artwork.

A tentative itinerary can be found on the "itinerary" tab, although the final list of excursions will be dependent on the spring exhibitions schedule, gallery hours, the availability of special presenters and activities, and weather.

galleryAssignments: Academic work will include group discussions and individual, web-based research and writing assignments.  

Additional meetings with the instructor will be available before and after class, during meal breaks, or in small groups. Grades will be based on each student's contributions to the daily group discussions and the final projects.
Course Description
ART 1001 Introduction to Fine Arts
ART 2880 Intermediate Drawing
ART 4020 Special Studies: ARTNYC
ART 7700 Graduate Studio

Itinerary (Sample itinerary)

April 20 Fee bills are available through myLSU
May 2 Fee bills are due
May 16 Fly to NYC; check into hotel; onsite orientation; welcome dinner
May 17 Whitney Museum of American Art
May 18 Galleries/Artist Studios in Bushwick
May 20 Chelsea Art Galleries; Matthew Marks Gallery
May 21 Dia Beacon
May 22 Museum of Modern Art
May 23 Museum of Art and Design
May 24 MOMA PS1; meet with MOMA Art Handler Tom Krueger
May 25 New Museum; goodbye dinner
May 26 Group hug; check out of hotel; fly home or travel/explore on your own
May 29 Final Assignment due by noon
June 1 Grades are available via myLSU

Please note: this itinerary is tentative and is subject to change.   

The final itinerary depends on the spring exhibitions schedule, gallery hours, the availability of special presenters and activities, and weather.


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Ms. Loren Schwerd
Program Director
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Prof. Schwerd joined the faculty of the LSU School of Art in 2005. She teaches 3D Design, all levels of Sculpture, and is a member of the Graduate School faculty.  

She is an exhibiting artist, an educator, and a native New Yorker.  Check out her website here!

Eligibility & Withdrawal


In order to be eligible for ART in NYC, you must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (undergraduate) or 3.0 (graduate students)
  • Be at least 18 years old by the first day of the program
  • Not be on disciplinary or scholastic probation
  • Students from outside the School of Art must obtain permission from their Department Head in order to apply this course toward their major

NOTE: This program is open to students from all disciplines. Qualified applications from other insitutions are also welcome.

Application Deadline
March 23, 2018

Although the application deadline is March 23, you are advised to register early in order to secure a spot in the program. The program will fill on a first come, first served basis from those who meet the eligibility requirements.

Deposit: A $500 deposit will be placed on your LSU billing statement at the time that you apply to the program. Students at other universities must send in a check or money order (made payable to "Louisiana State University") for the $500 deposit along with their applications.

The $500 deposit is nonrefundable after March 23, 2018.

Payment Deadlines: the $500 deposit is put on your billing statement and is due at the time that the charge appears.  The rest of the program fee (minus the $500 deposit) and the tuition/fees for the courses will appear on your spring intersession fee bill.  Those fee bills are available via myLSU on April 22 and are due on May 4

If you withdraw from the program: After January 29, you will be responsible for making payments on your study abroad program, even if you do not go on the program. The amount that you will owe is based on the date on which you withdraw. The schedule of payments is:

Date Withdrawal Costs
Withdrawal after February 2, 2018 $500 deposit is non-refundable; Additionally the student is obligated to pay for any non-refundable reservations the program has already paid, or is already contractually obligated to pay on behalf of the student.   

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     — Spring Intersession, 2014 Participant
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