Internships, Residencies & Fieldwork

Ceramics

Students have easy access to a wide range of world-class institutions, organizations, and professionals, leading to internship and fieldwork opportunities in the Hudson Valley as well as in New York City, which is only a 90-minute bus ride away. Related experiences are highly encouraged as they expand and deepen the students’ understanding of the field and related professional goals, and provide invaluable networking opportunities. Students have done internships with prestigious organizations such as the International Center for Photography in New York, Dia: Beacon, the Brooklyn Museum, the Penumbra Foundation, the New York Observer, the Village Voice, the New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as with countless reputable commercial photographers and working photojournalists.

Metal

Metal students take full advantage of their proximity to New York and important art and jewelry galleries in the region, finding opportunities to expand their practice in professional settings. Many have worked as studio assistants for visual artists living in the area. The program has strong relationships with renowned craft programs such as the Penland School, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Arrowmont, and Peter’s Valley. Scholarships and summer internships provide support for participation in these programs. MFAs may enroll in Internship to College Art Teaching, in which they work closely with area faculty who mentor their teaching. Students who take this course are eligible for teaching assistantships.

Painting & Drawing

Internship and fieldwork opportunities are encouraged and accessible via a wide range of institutions and professionals in the Hudson Valley as well as in New York City, just a 90-minute bus ride away. Our students have had internships at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts and Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation (NYC), and residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, the Edward Albee Foundation, Chautauqua School of Art, the Cooper Union in NYC, the Ruth Katzman Fellowship for the League Residency at Vyt, the Albany Barn Studios, and Griffis Art Center in Connecticut.

Photography & Related Media

Students have easy access to a wide range of world-class institutions, organizations, and professionals, leading to internship and fieldwork opportunities in the Hudson Valley as well as in New York City, which is only a 90-minute bus ride away. Related experiences are highly encouraged as they expand and deepen the students’ understanding of the field and related professional goals, and provide invaluable networking opportunities. Students have done internships with prestigious organizations such as the International Center for Photography in New York, Dia: Beacon, the Brooklyn Museum, the Penumbra Foundation, the New York Observer, the Village Voice, the New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as with countless reputable commercial photographers and working photojournalists.

Printmaking

Our students have many additional opportunities to work on and off campus while enrolled, complementing their academic studies. We are in close proximity to many mid-Hudson Valley art venues and artists’ studios, and there is easy access to NYC via bus for opportunities at galleries, museum’s, art studios, and numerous non-profit organizations. Several MFA Printmaking students have been awarded the Graduate Assistantship at the Samuel Dorsky Museum on campus, and Creative Research Project Grants that assist them with specific artistic projects, supporting workshops off campus and/or materials. Printmaking students have had summer internships at Pace Editions in NYC, the International Print Center innNew York, Simmelink/Sukimoto Editions,nand have worked with leading artists in the field as assistants.

Sculpture

Our students have easy access to a wide range of world class institutions, organizations, and professionals for internship and fieldwork opportunities in the Hudson Valley as well as in New York City, which is only a 90 minute bus ride away. Field experiences are highly encouraged as they expand and deepen the students’ understanding of the profession and provide invaluable networking opportunities. Our students have interned with the following artists: Robert Morris, Martin Puryear, Petah Coyne, Jean Shin, Amanda Browder, and Pat Oleszko as well as at the Sculpture Center, the International Sculpture Center, Women’s Studio Workshop, and Dia:Beacon.