AAP's program in New York City (AAP NYC) offers AAP students a unique opportunity to live and study in one of the most vital urban centers in the world for one semester. Enriched by field trips and social and professional networking opportunities, the undergraduate and graduate student semester in New York City plays a key role in a Cornell education.
AAP NYC offers a full roster of classes enriched by New York City's unique artistic, historical, and cultural resources and by AAP's extensive alumni network of noted metropolitan professionals, who frequently teach and serve as guest critics and mentors.
Study at AAP NYC is an option for bachelor of architecture (B.Arch.), bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of regional planning (M.R.P.), and master of landscape (M.L.A.) students, and mandatory for professional master of architecture (M.Arch.) and post-professional master of science in advanced architectural design (M.S. AAD) students.
The AAP NYC semester is a collaboratively developed and conceptually linked plan of study with studio and theory classes and optional internships that utilize the remarkable resources of New York City. Faculty members include practicing artists, theorists, critics, and curators. Field trips to galleries, museums, and artist studios are integrated into the curriculum. Within the context of AAP NYC's class offerings, optional internship, and immersive exposure to contemporary art and artists, students get an inside look at the urban New York City art world. Each student has access to studio space where they are encouraged to develop work according to their independent practices and may take advantage of group exhibitions in the AAP NYC space.
The art program at AAP NYC is offered in the spring and is available to second-year art majors through a competitive application process.