Cultural Capital: Special Summer Sessions in NYC

Spend the summer exploring media, creativity, and the business of culture in New York City. Experience the city firsthand with site visits, guest lectures, and field research. 

Cultural Capital: Media and Arts in New York City | MCC-UE 1152

This course explores the multi-faceted nature of New York City as a cultural and economic hub for media and the arts, arguably the cultural capital of the world. Classroom instruction is supplemented by site visits, guest lectures, and field research to develop an appreciation of the ways that media and the arts have shaped the work and leisure of life in New York City for the past one hundred years. How did New York City become such a focal point for the creative industries? What goes on behind-the-scenes?

Topics include: Time Square and live spectacle, the Broadway theatre, Madison Ave and modern advertising, the museum of New York, galleries, artists, and the art market, the Harlem Renaissance, alternative media and Bohemian arts.

Location: New York City
Program Dates:

July 3 - August 13, 2017

Who can participate: NYU majors and non-majors; non-NYU students and professionals
Application Deadlines: Details >
Tuition: Details >
Credits: 4 credits
Accommodations:  Options for Living on Campus >
   
Cultural Capital: Food and Media in New York City | MCC-UE 1162

This course explores the multi-faceted nature of New York City as a cultural and economic hub for food and media. Food is never just something we eat, but in New York City food has taken on an increasing prominence in public life. Food shapes communities and is an increasingly important marker of social and cultural identities. Media of all types fuel and shape our connections to food. Tastes are defined; diets and food habits are promoted and demoted; food fortunes and food celebrities are made. How has New York City become so important to the business of taste? What goes on behind-the-scenes?

Topics include: Food-related publishing and broadcasting; green markets, food trucks, and systems of supply and distribution; marketing; Chinatowns, diversity, fusion, and identity. Classroom instruction is supplemented by site visits, guest lectures, and field research. 

Location: New York City
Program Dates: July 3 - August 13, 2017
Who can participate: NYU majors and non-majors; non-NYU students and professionals
Application Deadlines: Details >
Tuition: Details >
Credits: 4 credits
Accommodations:  Options for Living on Campus >