The King's College

NYC Semester

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

New York City Semester is a visiting student program of The King’s College, located in downtown Manhattan. Students will be immersed in an exciting and rigorous academic experience, learning 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.

Programs

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 Glader

    Paul D. Glader

    DIRECTOR OF NYCS IN JOURNALISM

  • Kimberly Reeve

    Kimberly Reeve

    DIRECTOR OF NYCS IN BUSINESS

  • Chris Cragin Day

    Chris Cragin Day

    DIRECTOR OF NYCS IN THEATER

Admissions Criteria

NYC Semester takes place in the fall and spring. Consult with your academic advisor or study abroad office (or equivalent) regarding the policies and procedures in place at your institution for enrolling in a semester of study away.  They can help you determine the transferability of credits and 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

A current resume is required and may be uploaded when submitting application or emailed to nycsemester@tkc.edu.  

  • NYC Journalism students should submit a journalistic resume (see sample resume,
    paying close attention to the format).

Cover Letter/Clips

A cover letter is required and may be uploaded when submitting application or emailed to nycsemester@tkc.edu.

  • NYC Business students should answer the following questions in their cover letter:
    • Why do you think you are an ideal applicant?
    • What are your strengths and how will NYC Semester help you grow?
    • What do you plan to accomplish during your semester away?
  • NYC Journalism students should write a cover letter to a potential newsroom employer about who you are (see sample letter).
  • NYC Journalism students must also include 3-5 clips of their best published journalism work.

Recommendation Letter

Recommendation letters should be written by the student’s academic advisor or a faculty member who can attest to the student’s character and academic ability. The applicant will provide the recommender’s name and email address in the application, and the recommender will receive an automated request to submit the recommendation.

International Students

If you are an international student, please visit the Admissions Information for International Visiting Scholars and Students for additional admissions information.

Investment

The cost for tuition and housing for NYC Semester students from non-partnering schools is $17,000.  Please contact your Study Abroad coordinator to receive information on the significant discount received by partner school participants.  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.

Calendar

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SPRING 2018

  • Early Action Application Deadline: October 23, 2017
  • Early Action Registration Deadline: November 6, 2017
  • Classes Begin: January 8, 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 CoursesStudents 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 CoursesStudents 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.

Internship Partners Include:

  • Fellowship For the Performing Arts
  • Aruba Productions
  • Carolyn Rossi Copeland
  • Classical Theater of Harlem
  • Sea Dog Theater

 

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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
Indiana Wesleyan University
Johnson University
John Brown University
Lee University
Messiah College
Milligan College
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
NLA University College (Norway)
Olivet Nazarene University
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Point Loma Nazarene University
Providence Christian College
Taylor University
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 us at nycsemester@tkc.edu.

Contact Us

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