Washington, D.C. is the heart of the United States and offers priceless academic and career opportunities for College of Visual and Performing Arts students. Courses include:

Political Communication: Inside the D.C. Beltway: Two-Week Intensive

Offered through the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, CRS 432/632 Political Communication: Inside the D.C. Beltway allows students to examine key sites of political image-making, from campaign advertising and lobbying to public diplomacy and policy promotion. After meeting in Syracuse for the first week of the intensive two-week course, the class will travel to Washington, D.C., to meet with experts to determine how current practices reflect and/or complicate the prevailing scholarship. Political Communication: Inside the D.C. Beltway was launched by Richard McAuliffe ’90 and is funded by permanent endowment generously created by Paul Leibowitz ’84. 

Museums and Contemporary Practices: One-Week MAYmester Intensive

The School of Design’s Museums and Contemporary Practices course is a one-week intensive offered during the MAYmester session. Drawing upon the rich resources of a city in the Northeast, this course presents an overview of current museum practice. The course has been designed for highly motivated college and university undergraduates and graduate students who have a significant interest in museums. As this intensive is offered in a different city in the Northeast each year, please check with the museum studies graduate program coordinator for upcoming locations.