Summer Semester

Duke in New York Summer: Internships in the City is a two semester Summer program. Internships, Duke-led courses, walking tours and cultural events will immerse you in the sights, sounds, artistry and architecture of New York.

- SUMMER COURSES -

ENG 312A The Arts in New York: Summer in the City

(Cross listed as PUBPOL 312A, THEATER STUDIES 213A, VISUAL & MEDIA STUDIES 259A)

New York is never less than an exciting and vibrant cultural center, but it changes during the Summer. This course will familiarize you with the city's neighborhoods and demographics using integrated lectures, walking tours and outings. It will culminate with a Summer Semester Project. The Project allows you to imagine making a difference in the city´s daily life. Student reports. Some faculty lectures. Weekly tours (note: tours take place on Saturdays). Classes also include preps and debriefs for the 5-8 events we attend together as a class. ALP, R, W. 

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ENG 313A WORK EXPERIENCE/APPRENTICESHIP (FOR DUKE CREDIT)

(Cross listed as ART HISTORY 312A, THEATER STUDIES 214A, VISUAL & MEDIA STUDIES 296A) 

*** Duke in NY Arts & Media counts towards the I & E certificate, as a part of its experience requirement. The Work Experience / Apprenticeship course (313A) counts towards the MMS Certificate on a case by case basis. 313A also counts as a Duke course credit towards graduation even if you have already taken an internship for credit at Duke. If you wish credit towards your major, please confer with you departmental DUS.*** 

The work experience "course" involves immersion in the professional world through a job in the arts, the nonprofit sector, television, film, or a business that interacts with the arts and media, such as advertising, entertainment law, music production, fashion, public relations, advertising, and events planning. Students are required to work 15 to 20 hours per week; a maximum of 20 hours is strongly recommended. A 10- to 15-page research paper, involving a list of readings submitted early in the semester, is required for Duke credit. Offered only for Duke in New York Arts & Media students. Staff with Prof. Torgovnick available for consultation. One course.

  • Both the Fall & Summer programs have strong relationships with many potential employers: theater from Broadway to off-Broadway; artists in hip Brooklyn; museums like MoMA and the Guggenheim; media from Focus Features to MTV; publishing from Vogue to boutique agencies; businesses from advertising to law to public relations.
  • You find your own internship, but we'll provide tips and contacts along the way. We stay in touch and guide you through a paper that enriches your understanding of the internship experience and satisfies Duke requirements for course credit.

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SSII Elective (variable) 

If enough student demand exists, an SSII elective may be possible. It would not be required of all students.


- HOUSING -

Summer students stay in NYU Housing in Greenwich Village, near the lively and upbeat West Village. The dorm is within walking distance of Union Square Park, Washington Square Park and the NYU Kimmel Center, where classes are held.

Students have Trader Joe's, the famous Green Market, Whole Foods and an array of cozy coffee shops & eateries that are a just a few blocks away.

 

                                                                          Students break for lunch in Hanover Square.