Student Work from last Fall’s Printmaking Course
An easy way to create prints without a press is by using linoleum blocks, which can be found in most art supply or craft stores. An initial drawing gets transferred and then carved onto the linoleum. Different water-based inks can be used to make multiple prints from one image. Students in Claire Rosenfeld’s Fall 2016 course PRINTMAKING BY HAND: LINOLEUM CUTS, COLLAGRAPHS, AND MONOTYPES, many of whom were first-time print-makers, demonstrate the variety and versatility of this technique. Check out the students’ amazing work in the gallery below and get creative. You still have time to sign-up! Click on the link under the artwork below.
There is still time to register for Claire Rosenfeld’s Fall 2017 Course which starts on Monday, October 16, by clicking on link below:
These exciting new courses, ideal for beginners, are designed to help you develop fundamental listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students learn through a variety of paired, small-group and whole-class activities that rely on interaction and participation. Understand conversations about daily topics, share information, and engage in brief exchanges using natural phrases and sentences. Classroom discussion and cultural outings take the language off the page in these dynamic, interactive courses.
Making a career change is always a bit daunting. It can be hard enough to get an edge in your current field, never mind entering another. Fortunately, courses and diploma programs can make the transition much simpler, and many students are enrolling in them to get a solid handle on their chosen industry. One such student who used this to her advantage is Mindy Fichter, who completed the Copyediting, Proofreading, and Fact-Checking diploma program this past December. She had this to say about her experience:
Earning an advanced diploma in Copyediting, Proofreading, and Fact-Checking at New York University’s School of Professional Studies has been integral in achieving my career goals. Adjunct Professor Thomas Claire has created a program that immerses students in industry knowledge and values practical application. After completing the program, I was able to land freelance proofreading assignments with book publishers in New York City, and now work full-time as a managing editor at Penguin Random House. The skills learned through these courses helped me make a career change of a lifetime.
Fichter started her career in publicity, but was able to use these courses to switch into a job she wanted more. When entering a field like publishing, which can be incredibly competitive, it’s worth seeking out programs that will allow you to stand out from everyone else.
For those who want to make their own career shifts, you can learn more about the Copyediting, Proofreading, and Fact-Checking diploma program on our website. There are also a number of other diploma programs you can participate in, including 3D Designing and 3D Printing, Professional Translation, and many others.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
15 White Street
TriBeCa, New York City
It takes two to tango, but what happens when you’re having trouble finding a second? This is the question that’s dealt with in the literal sense by Nancy Green in “On paying for it: Ten cents a dance (adjusted for inflation)”, which was recently published on Salon. The essay talks about the night Green paid her teacher to dance with her, after experiencing frustration over trying to find a partner in a tango environment where there are more women than men. She describes various types of tango throughout the piece:
The Argentine tango is a deceptive dance. From the outside, it can look like an intimate conversation that, once started, is best finished off the dance floor. Deeply woven in each other’s arms, lips brushed up against a cheek, and with its leg-entwining antics, you’d think the tango was all sex. What makes it so intoxicating, though, is that the tango is really an inside job — a hypnotic, dancing meditation. The goal, and then the pleasure, is to dance as one, to tango’s time-honored steps, to be so merged that the separate self is abandoned.
Nancy Green keeps about blog about learning to tango called Nancy Learns the Tango, but this particular piece was developed in Nicole Kear’s Writing Your Memoir course. Green also wrote a testimonial to the great time she had in that class:
Even at 59, the first day of school was as terrifying as it was exciting. The fear lasted for but a minute…well…maybe for 15 minutes.
Nicole, in her delightful and insightful way, and through example, discussion, homework, writing prompts and critique, lead us down the revealing path of how to craft a personal essay or memoir. As it turns out, it’s not so scary. I learned so much from Nicole, and from my fellow classmates. I’d even crafted an essay during the course that was possibly ready for the big time.
I researched publications that accepted personal essays, sat up straight in my chair, dusted off my wits, made a few grammar and punctuation corrections, and hit send.
A month later, I sent a kind reminder to the handful of publications. I heard back almost immediately from an editor at Salon who thanked me for the “nudge” and said she’d love to publish the piece. This was a Thursday morning and the essay made its prime-time-digital-debut the following Sunday.
The course Writing Your Memoir is being offered this fall, along with a slew of other classes that will allow you to hone your writing skills, no matter your age or dance style:
The Center for Applied Liberal Arts (CALA) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for several exciting new and improved Diploma programs.
Diploma programs provide students with in-demand job skills, networking opportunities, and access to industry experts as well as small class sizes, flexible schedules, and affordable pricing.
Diplomas are available in the subjects below. Please click on the links to learn more about each diploma and to apply. Applications are due September 1st.
Art and Design (in-person or hybrid in-person/online)
Global Art Business
Historic Preservation Studies
Visual and Performing Arts Administration
Language and Translation (online)
Professional Legal Interpreting (Chinese/English)
Professional Legal Interpreting (Spanish/English)
Professional Medical Interpreting (Chinese/English)
Professional Medical Interpreting (Spanish/English)
Professional Translation (Arabic to English)
Professional Translation (English to Spanish)
Professional Translation (Spanish to English)
Professional Translation (French to English)
Professional Translation (Language Neutral)
Media and Communications (in-person or hybrid in-person/online)
Copyediting, Proofreading, and Fact-Checking
Digital Filmmaking: From Script to Screen
Writing for Television
If you would like to speak to an academic representative to get more information about the diplomas or advice on what courses to take, please contact our in-house experts at the Center for Applied Liberal Arts.
For Art & Design and Media & Communications:
For Languages & Translation:
We look forward to seeing you this Fall!
As part of the core curriculum, MS in Professional Writing students in the Principles of Information Architecture course, taught by Dr. Steven Goss, learn about information architecture and user experience through the study and practice of techniques used to develop websites and web apps. For their final projects this past spring, students were asked to develop a website prototype based on a mock request for proposal (RFP). In response to the mock RFP, students sought ways to match innovative methods for information presentation with the specific needs of their target audiences– which varied across projects. After submitting their prototypes, the class took on the role of RFP reviewers and voted for the strongest prototypes. The following student website prototypes were ranked the highest in the course (in no order):
Park Slope Loop by Julia Joy
This prototype is a neighborhood blog and guide to Park Slope, Brooklyn. However, the prototype is designed to be adaptable to any neighborhood. The purpose of Park Slope Loop is to inform and engage the community through a comprehensive directory of locales and events, as well as through blog articles featuring neighborhood observations, insider knowledge, and local humor. The site also invites users to interact and post free classifieds ads. While stock photos and placeholder text are presently used throughout, the eventual goal of this project is to generate original written and visual content.
Copper Square Community Site by Lisa Roth
The purpose of the Copper Square Community Site is to facilitate communication between the residents of the Copper Square development and their Homeowners’ Association. Designed to fostering a sense of community, Copper Square Community Site encourages resident engagement within the private social section of the site. While community residents are expected to be the primary site users, public elements are also included to promote the community to potential residents as well.
Happy Gut by Erin Leigha Hunt
Happy Gut is a new health-related website that aims to inform, empower, and inspire men and women to take control of their own health by learning functional medicine techniques that will prevent, treat, and manage chronic illness. Happy Gut provides information on up-to-date proactive approaches that address the underlying root of illness in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract or “gut,” rather than traditional techniques that simply treat and mask symptoms with medications. Happy Gut provides practical dietary guidelines (diets and nutritional supplements) and will help users connect with a certified functional medicine practitioner in their geographical region to begin their journey toward optimal health and wellness.
Book Club Chatter by Lilach Mollick
Book Club Chatter is a site for book club members. It serves as a virtual meeting place and resource for those seeking information, reviews, podcasts, and discussion forums about books they are currently reading or plan to read. The site prepares book club participants for a discussion about the book, arming them with reviews, interviews, and insights. Book Club Chatter includes forums for user discussion, new editorial content written for the site, and external content.
A.N. Author by Lauren Neeley
Many authors have stale, uninteresting websites. Even writers with impressive readership often let their personal sites take a backseat to busier platforms like Twitter and Facebook. These authors are underusing valuable digital space that could be leveraged for branding and promotion. The A.N. Author prototype offers a template for authors to build their own websites. Through effective design, this template helps ensure efficient use of web space and invites users to connect with an author’s body of work. This prototype reflects the first phase of development; phase two will incorporate a dynamic homepage that streams social media content.
For more information about the MS in Professional Writing program please visit: http://www.scps.nyu.edu/academics/departments/humanities-arts-and-writing/academics/ms-in-professional-writing.html
The United Nations Development Programme is seeking volunteer Portuguese interpreters for a program this September. The Equator Initiative is a UNDP program promoting solutions of sustainable development for indigenous and local communities around the globe. You can read more about their mission and events here: http://www.revamping.equatorinitiative.org/
For more details about the volunteer position, please contact Aline da Silva, UNDP Program Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in becoming a translator or interpreter? CALA has a variety of program options suitable for students who are new to the industry, established professionals looking to expand their skill sets, or anything in between.
Applications are now open for the new online Diploma in Professional Translation (available in 5 language pairs: A>E, E>S, S>E, F>E, and language-neutral) and Diploma in Professional Legal or Medical Interpreting (available in Chinese/English and Spanish/English)! Please see our website for more information: https://www.sps.nyu.edu/professional-pathways/diplomas/language-and-translation.html
We are also offering a variety of online Career Advancement courses in Translation in more than 7 language pairs, including English to Portuguese:
TRAN1-CE9777001 Arabic to English Legal Translation
TRAN1-CE8576001 English to French Technical Translation
TRAN1-CE9979001 English to Portuguese Legal Translation
TRAN1-CE8826001 English to Spanish Medical Translation
TRAN1-CE9600001 French to English Translation of Contracts
TRAN1-CE9023001 German to English Automotive Translation
TRAN1-CE8035001 Spanish to English Translation for Marketing and Advertising