The member colleges of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) established the New York Studio Residency Program. It is designed for students to experience the challenges and rewards of living in a dynamic urban center. Students are enrolled in a full-time 16-credit independent studio program. The program includes a Critical Art Seminar, Contemporary Art seminar, and Critique Session course requirement. Only third-year students with a 3.0 GPA are eligible. Interested students should be referred to the Academic Advising and Registration office and will require the support of their department chairs.