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The Culture, Design and Fine Arts in New York (CDFNY) Summer Program offers international college students an opportunity to develop their creative abilities while experiencing American culture in New York City.
The 2020 CDFNY Summer Program has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
This 3-week, 3-credit summer program offers international college students an opportunity to develop their creative abilities while experiencing American culture in New York City
Students may choose between two course options: Creative Art & Design Studio or Animation & Visual Effects Studio Pipeline
Activities include company, studio and museum visits, walking tours, a Broadway musical and more
More about the Program
Students may choose between two courses offered in this program and will be awarded three undergraduate studio credits upon successful completion of the course. Classes are held Monday through Friday, for 3 hours each day. Courses will be supplemented by additional activities. All instructors are SVA faculty and professionals in their respective fields.
The program includes a variety of organized social and cultural activities, such as museum visits, Broadway musicals, movie nights and walking tours. An exhibition of student work will be held on the last Friday of the program.
Students have the option to stay in SVA housing during this program.
The program is open to students who have completed at least one semester of college or university and/or will be enrolled in college or university in fall 2020. Space is limited to approximately 20 students per course. Registration is based on a first come, first served basis. Portfolio submission is not required to attend.