Because breakthroughs happen when diverse ideas and perspectives converge for a common purpose, The University of Texas at Austin is bringing Texas to New York City, the global center for finance, media, entertainment and the arts.
UT in New York (UTNY) will host its inaugural class in Fall 2019 and provide semester-long opportunities for students interested in working in finance, business, the arts, design, communication, media, entertainment and myriad other industries and professions based in New York City.
“The world is converging at a rapid pace. Society is more linked and connected than ever, and it is vital that we provide opportunities for our students to work and learn in a setting that is not only dynamic and diverse but that will also pull together bright minds and experienced experts from many disciplines,” said Jay Bernhardt, dean of the Moody College of Communication. “New York City is a prime location for the academic heft of UT to overlap and integrate with industry.”
Students in the program will study, work and live in New York for a semester. The internship program is designed to help students launch their professional careers.
UTNY was created in partnership among the Moody College of Communication, McCombs School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. The program is modeled after Moody’s UT in Los Angeles Program (UTLA), which was created in 2005 and has helped more than 1,600 UT students with internships in the west coast entertainment industry.
Students will be able to apply to participate in the fall, spring and summer semesters, and earn between nine and 12 credit hours toward their degree during the semester. All students in the program take one course together as a cohort, and they will then be able to choose a second class related to their interest area, while earning additional course credit hours through the internship.
Like UTLA, the program will seek practitioners working in the field to teach under UT Austin academic supervision.
“The UT in New York Program will provide our students with meaningful educational experiences and help connect them with career opportunities,” said Maurie McInnis, executive vice president and provost at UT Austin. “This new program offers UT students the opportunity to immerse themselves in one of the most vibrant cities in the world and learn alongside professionals working at the top of their field.”
Student applications for the program open Nov. 1 and will be due by Nov. 30.
For more information, please visit utny.utexas.edu.