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Germany: Art and Ideas: Public Space Art

Spend two weeks this Summer studying public space art in Berlin. This hybrid seminar/studio course will introduce students to the history and current discourse surrounding contemporary public artart intervention, and social critique of space. Working individually and in teams, students will create site-specific public space interventions which explore and respond to the politics and poetics of place. Students will also receive a hands on introduction to the Berlin contemporary art scene through guided visits to artist studios, galleries, and other cultural sites. No previous background or training in studio art is required.


Berlin, Germany 

Program Dates:

July 26 - August 8, 2015

Application Deadlines:

Round 1: Sunday, December 7, 2014

Round 2: Sunday, February 8, 2015

Round 3: Sunday, March 15, 2015

This program is closed and no longer accepting applications

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduate students who have:
       96+ earned credits

○       related course work

○       approval from the faculty director as well as their adviser

  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution

Related Areas of Study:

  • Studio Art
  • Art Theory
  • Media, Culture and Communications 

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


Students register for 3 or 6 credits and choose from:

ARTCR-GE.2450.099 (Class Number: 2044) Art and Ideas - 3 or 6 points

ARTCR-UE.1141.099 (Class Number: 3573) Art and Ideas: The Redefinition of Art - 3 or 6 points

Course itinerary and details (to be confirmed).


David Darts, Chair, Department of Art and Art Professions, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University. Read a full bio.

The faculty also consists of other faculty from the Department of Art and Art Professions, as well as artists, critics, historians, and theorists from respective fields in Germany, Europe, and elsewhere.


2015 Graduate Tuition: $1,479 per point plus registration and service fees

Bursar’s payment deadline dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2015 Housing Fees: $500

2015 Activity Fees: $400

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar billing schedule.

International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students must purchase their own round-trip tickets and are responsible for their own accommodation for travel beyond the program dates.

Student will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayama Google Flights and for student rates.


This program takes place at NYU's Academic Center in Berlin, taking advantage of the full range of resources at the Center, including student support and academic infrastructure.

Upon acceptance into the program, students receive a handbook that contains essential, detailed information on the practical aspects of living in Berlin, including suggestions on housing. Because each student has different preferences and budgetary concerns, students are responsible for arranging their own housing.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Please keep in mind that flights arriving into Berlin typically depart New York a day in advance.

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa: US citizens require a valid passport and do not require a visa for visits to Germany of less than six months in duration. All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.

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Weather: In Berlin, July and August temperatures tend to range between the mid 50°s to mid 70°s (Fahrenheit). 

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