Summer Arts Courses for Credit

Summer 2023

Art courses in Drawing and Art History are offered during our summer term for college credit. Two and four-week summer workshops include a for credit option.


  • The application deadline for Painting and Drawing in Düsseldorf is April 18, 2022.
  • The registration deadline for Session I & Session II is April 8, 2022.

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Summer Term Information
New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC)
School of Art & Design

Painting and Drawing in Düsseldorf: Aug 8-Aug 26 (Study Abroad) 4-Credit Class (Application Deadline: Apr 18)

  • Art 200: Painting and Drawing in Düsseldorf, Germany with Taylor Keister – This course takes place in Düsseldorf, Germany. Since the founding of its art academy in 1773, Düsseldorf has been a leading center of painting. Students will discover the city through field trips and assignments that explore the art, architecture, landscape, and culture of Düsseldorf and the surrounding areas. Drawing and painting on location and in the studio, students will create work based on their travels, studies, observations, and experiences. A range of drawing and painting techniques and conceptual approaches will be addressed.

Painting and Drawing in Düsseldorf Details

  • Please note: the dates of this study abroad course are August 8th - August 26th; the dates listed on the application form are for internal administrative purposes only.
  • This program costs $5,265 and includes:
    • Tuition and fees for ART 200 (4 credits);
    • Apartment accommodation (with kitchenettes) for the duration of the program;
    • Excursions to Berlin and Leipzig, including hotel accommodations, transportation, and museum passes;
    • Round-trip flight from JFK to Duesseldorf;
    • Group welcome dinner;
    • Group airport transport for your arrival in, and departure from, DUS airport;
    • International Emergency Medical, Medical Evacuation and Repatriation coverage.

Session I: May 15-June 23 (M-F) 4-Credit Classes / In-Person M-F 9am-4pm (Registration Deadline: Apr 8)

  • ART 284*: Drawing: Analyzing Nature with Kathy Vajda – This course covers both technical and conceptual aspects of drawing through the investigation and analysis of natural forms. Subjects range from found objects in nature to microscopic materials, the landscape, and the human body. Emphasis is placed on integrating technical mastery of the visual elements of drawing with expressive content, while working with a wide variety of materials. Fundamental drawing and visual language skills are stressed. This course fulfills the drawing requirement. Prerequisite: Completion of an Art Foundation Program or permission of instructor.
  • ARTH 300**: Global Contemporary Art Since 1989 with James Hansen – (MTWTh 10am-2pm) This course tracks the “global turn” in art history and within contemporary artistic practice since 1989. This course will pay particular attention to international artists who closely observe these changes as they relate to race, gender, sexuality, class, disability, and nationality. Ultimately, this course confronts the demand to be “global” and “contemporary” and asks how/where contemporary art and contemporary artists are to be located in a globalized world with supposedly unfixed boundaries.

*Classes may count for required Drawing Classes
**May count for upper-level Art History requirement

Session I Details

  • Cost per class is $1,422 tuition plus studio material fees.
  • Studio fees are in addition to tuition fees. Please contact instructor directly for syllabi.
  • Expected on-campus housing >$500 per week