The King's College

NYC Semester

IF A LOT CAN HAPPEN IN A NEW YORK MINUTE, IMAGINE A WHOLE SEMESTER.

New York City Semester is a visiting students program of The King’s College. NYC Semester at The King’s College immerses students in a unique academic experience. At our campus in Manhattan’s Financial District, you will engage in an exciting and rigorous academic program, learn from award-winning professors while taking advantage of unparalleled networking opportunities, cultural experiences, and more.

PROGRAM TRACKS

The NYC Semester program offers three programs of study for visiting students: Journalism, Business, or Theater.

NYCS in Journalism

Spend a semester learning from top-notch journalism faculty and interning at a news media organization in the journalism capital of America. Led by Wall Street Journal veteran, Professor Paul Glader,  the NYC Semester in Journalism (NYCJ) off-campus studies program includes newsroom visits to outlets such as Buzzfeed, The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press and ProPublica. Students in the program have interned at outlets such as The New York Daily News, The Brooklyn Paper and Newsweek. They have heard from journalists from outlets such as The New York Times, SkyNews, and Reuters.

 

NYCS in Business

Study business in the heart of a global financial center: New York City, the business capital of the world. Steps from the New York Stock Exchange, The King’s College offers challenging business, finance, marketing, and management coursework that is integrated with learning experiences at key historic, cultural, and financial institutions. New York City is also the capital for international NGOs, and NYCB coursework takes advantage of our proximity to the United Nations and connections to other NGOs. The King’s College provides networking opportunities, including lunches and dinners, with Christian leaders in NYC businesses and NGOs.

 

NYCS in Theater

Study theater in the center of American Theater: New York City, where new plays and musicals are created, tested, and showcased and new talent is sharpened, challenged, and celebrated. Our campus is a short subway ride from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and off-off Broadway, providing opportunities for young theater artists to witness the wide range of what it means to be a professional in this competitive field. The King’s College hosts professional guest-speakers (actors, directors, producers, stage managers, agents, etc.) who share about what they do and how they do it.  We also create networking opportunities with Christian theater artists, with the goal of linking NYCT students with the thriving Christian community in the NYC theater world.

 

Program Leadership

  • Paul D. Glader

    DIRECTOR OF NYCS IN JOURNALISM

  • Kimberly Reeve

    DIRECTOR OF NYCS IN BUSINESS

  • Chris Cragin Day

    DIRECTOR OF NYCS IN THEATER

Admissions Criteria

NYC Semester takes place in the fall and spring. Every college or university has its own policies and procedures for allowing students to do a semester of study away. Consult your academic advisor and study abroad office (or equivalent) to ensure you are in compliance with your home institution’s study away requirements; to determine the transferability of credits; and determine transferability of financial aid. Review course options with your academic advisor and the impact they will have on progress toward degree completion. The standard criteria for eligibility are the completion of 30 credit hours toward a college degree and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Admissions Checklist

Application

Completing this brief application starts the NYC Semester admission process.

Official College Transcript

Applicant must send sealed official college transcript to:

Office of NYCS Admissions
The King’s College
56 Broadway
New York, NY 10004

Resume

Applicant must upload resume when submitting application.

Cover Letter/Clips

Applicant must upload cover letter when submitting application. NYCJ students should include 3-5 clips of their best published journalism work.

Recommendation Letter

Recommendation letter written and emailed by student’s academic advisor or faculty member who can attest to student’s character and academic ability should be emailed to nycsemester@tkc.edu.

Investment

NYCS students will live in student housing and become an integral part of student life at The King’s College, participating in activities such as group Bible study and corporate worship, student retreats and campus wide events around the city. The cost for NYC Semester is $17,000 per semester for the 2017-2018 school year, covering up to fifteen credit hours and housing.

If you are an international student, please visit the Admissions Information for International Visiting Scholars and Students page for your cost breakdown.

Calendar

SPRING 2017

  • Application Deadline: October 17, 2016 (priority)
  • Registration Deadline: November 16, 2016
  • Classes Begin: January 9, 2017

FALL 2017

  • Application Deadline: March 13, 2017 (priority)
  • Registration Deadline: March 27, 2017
  • Classes Begin: August 22, 2017

SPRING 2018

  • Application Deadline: October 23, 2018 (priority)
  • Registration Deadline: November 6, 2018
  • Classes Begin: January 16, 2018

Course Offering

NYCS in Journalism

NYCJ is a 15-credit program that is designed as follows:

12-Credit Core
(3) JOU 351 Journalism Foundations (T. Mattingly)
(3) JOU 450 Entrepreneurial Journalism Skills & the Future (P. Glader)
(6) INT 999 Internship: Placement and assessment at a NYC media outlet (MPJI Internship Supervisor)

3-Credit Elective Course
Students can choose from several journalism course options or any other elective from King’s such as film, media, communications and non-fiction writing. URB 200 The City, our distinctive course on the development and impact of historical and contemporary New York City, is available to interested students.

NYCS in Business

NYCB is a 15-credit program that is designed as follows:

3-Credit Core
(3) BUS 311 Business in NYC

6-9 Credits Business Elective Courses
Students can choose from the business/finance course offering.
May include optional internship for credit on a competitive basis.

3-6 Credits Non-Business Elective Course
Students can choose from several politics, philosophy, economics, media, culture, and arts course options. URB 200 The City, our distinctive course on the development and impact of historical and contemporary New York City, is available to interested students.

NYCS in Theater

NYCT is a 15-credit program that is designed as follows:

3-Credit Core
(3) THE 255 Theater and Society I: From the Greeks to Modern Theater, or
THE 398: Special Topics: Contemporary Theater

6-Credits Theater and Musical Theater Elective Courses
Students can choose from the theater and musical theater course offering.
May include optional internship for credit on a competitive basis and/or acting classes at prestigious acting schools in New York City for an additional fee.

6-Credits Non-Theater Elective Courses
Students can choose from several politics, philosophy, economics, media, culture, and arts course options. URB 200 The City, our distinctive course on the development and impact of historical and contemporary New York City, is available to interested students.

 

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PARTNER SCHOOLS AND GROWING

PARTICIPATING PARTNER SCHOOLS

Bethel University
Campbellsville University
Carson-Newman University
Colorado Christian University
Cornerstone University
Covenant College
Dordt College
Geneva College
Grove City College
Huntington University
Johnson University
Lee University
Milligan College
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
NLA University College (Norway)
Olivet Nazarene University
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Point Loma Nazarene University
Providence Christian College
Trevecca Nazarene University
Uganda Christian University (Uganda)
Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta (Indonesia)
Universitas Kristen Indonesia
The Meek School of Journalism and New Media at The University of Mississippi
University of Northwestern St. Paul

Partner schools secure better pricing and a more seamless transition for NYC Semester students. To explore becoming a partner school, please contact Eleni Glader at eglader@tkc.edu.

Contact Us

Questions? Email us at nycsemester@tkc.edu about the NYC Semester program and learn more.