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  • Locations: New York, NY, United States;
  • Program Terms: Maymester
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  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Maymester
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Maymester 2020 02/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 08/15/2019 06/06/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Domestic Classes With: U.S. Students, UGA Students
Language of Instruction: English Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professor(s)
Scholarship Availability: Yes College/School: Franklin
Minimum number of credit hours: 6 Maximum number of credit hours: 6
Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 21-40 students
Program Description:

NYC Maymester Students 2018
New York City Art Maymester Field Study

The New York Maymester program is an intensive educational experience designed to provide students with the opportunity to live and study in New York City for three weeks during the month of May. Open to both undergraduate and graduate students, the NYC Maymester program uses the city as its classroom, and significant class time is devoted to visiting its world-class museums and galleries. In addition, students benefit from more intimate experiences, visiting artists and designers in their studios and networking with alumni who work in arts-related fields in New York.


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Program Location

New York City

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Program Director and Course Leaders

Katie Geha
Dr. Katie Geha, Program Director
Director of the School of Art Galleries
Lamar Dod School of Art, Main Building | Room N303
Email: kgeha@uga.edu
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Marni Shindelman
Marni Shindelman 
Associate Professor of Photography 
Lamar Dodd School of Art, Main Building
Email: marni@uga.edu
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Mary Hallam Pearse
Mary Hallam Pearse
Associate Professor of Art
Area Chair for Jewelry and Metals
Room 213, South Thomas Street Art Complex
Email: mpearse@uga.edu
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Academic Program

All students enroll in two (2) three-credit courses: a Contemporary Art History class (required) ARHI 4970/6970 and one of two courses offered in the fields of contemporary art and design ARTS 4100/6100.

Student will take two courses, choosing between a design or contemporary art studio course that will cover issues specific to each area. A contemporary issues course will be required and offer a theoretical and historical context for the work viewed at museums and galleries. Students will leave the semester with an understanding of the professional practices and careers in contemporary art and design. Classes meet all over the city with a centralized classroom. Course materials are on eLC, so student must have a laptop or tablet to complete assignments and readings. We encourage you to stay for a Summer internship in NYC

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Housing and Meals

Each student is responsible for finding their own housing and meals. We will hold meetings and suggest safe areas to look on airbnb and other short term rental sites, and we encourage you to have at least one roommate. Long term hotel options are also available. 

Program Itinerary

The itinerary changes every year but includes visits to every major museum in the New York City area, visits to galleries as well as studio visits with artists and talks with curators, critics, and designers. 

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Program Reviews:
Alexandra Burger McClay, Maymester 2019 Participant
It's a rollercoaster of an experience, a complete change of pace, and completely worth it. I learned so much about the NYC art world. I feel like I'm fully prepared to visit the city again and get the most out of every day. I feel privileged to have experienced a 3-week art vacation and realized most people who live in New York never get to see as much as we saw, especially in such a short about of time. Thank you!